St Trinian's 2: the Legend of Fritton's Gold

  • PG
  • Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson (2009)
  • UK
  • 100 min
Film Review
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1 out of 5

Those unruly schoolgirl sirens hunt for pirate treasure but end up searching for laughs instead in this very sloppy sequel to the 2007 revamp. Sagging under the weight of too much plot - Rupert Everett's headmistress Miss Fritton discovers she's related to an infamous buccaneer, so the girls go on a hunt for a treasure trove, but a woman-hating secret society wants to upset their plans - this sub-Carry On romp wearily coasts along on the lines of a rudimentary old-school farce rather than anything resembling wit. Everett's parody of Camilla Parker-Bowles feels stale this time around and Colin Firth's embarrassment at having to play the character's ageing love interest has clearly increased. Cast additions include Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding as a rock chick, which is hardly a stretch. Yet she's nowhere near as bad as the depressingly camp villain played by David Tennant, though he does sum up the lacklustre proceedings with the line "Oh, this is interminable".

Plot Summary

Comedy sequel starring Rupert Everett and Colin Firth. The young "ladies" of St Trinian's spy a get-rich-quick opportunity when they discover that headmistress Miss Fritton is the descendant of an infamous pirate who hid some treasure nearby.

Cast and crew

Cast

Miss Fritton / Captain Fritton / Fortnum Fritton
Rupert Everett
Geoffrey Thwaites
Colin Firth
Sir Piers Pomfrey
David Tennant
Annabelle
Talulah Riley
Kelly
Gemma Arterton
Beverley
Jodie Whittaker
Celia
Juno Temple
Chelsea
Tamsin Egerton
Bursar
Toby Jones
Matron
Celia Imrie
Roxy
Sarah Harding
Bianca
Zawe Ashton
Zoe
Montserrat Lombard
Lucy
Ella Smith
Physics teacher
Katherine Parkinson

Crew

Director
Oliver Parker
Director
Barnaby Thompson

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Entertainment
Guidance: 
Violence, some swearing and sexual references.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 18 Dec 2009
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy

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