St Trinian's

  • 12
  • Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson (2007)
  • UK
  • 96 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Cartoonist Ronald Searle's most famous creation - the chaotic girls' boarding school that gave rise to the series of hit films in the 1950s and 60s - makes a surprisingly successful comeback in this amusing revamp. Directors Oliver Parker and Barnaby Thompson have updated the school for modern audiences, blending the traditions of dorms and jolly hockey sticks with more contemporary youth culture. Talulah Riley heads the young cast as Annabelle, the new girl who overcomes introductory torment to lead the St Trinian's girls on a mission to save the establishment from closure. Rupert Everett plays both her father and, like Alastair Sim in the original movies, the dotty headmistress, Miss Fritton. Meanwhile Russell Brand takes on the George Cole role as Flash Harry and there's support from Colin Firth as the minister of education. The sketch-like comedy works better than the overall story, but it's still lively fun for teenagers.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Rupert Everett and Colin Firth, and featuring Gemma Arterton and Russell Brand. When their anarchic school is faced with closure, the young "ladies" of St Trinian's hatch a plan to save the establishment.

Cast and crew

Cast

Miss Fritton / Carnaby Fritton
Rupert Everett
Geoffrey Thwaites
Colin Firth
Miss Dickinson
Lena Headey
Beverly
Jodie Whittaker
Annabelle
Talulah Riley
Kelly
Gemma Arterton
Flash Harry
Russell Brand
JJ French
Mischa Barton
Miss Bagstock
Anna Chancellor
Matron
Celia Imrie
Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
Bursar
Toby Jones
Miss Maupassant
Caterina Murino
Chelsea
Tamsin Egerton
Peaches
Amara Karan
Verity Thwaites
Lucy Punch
Miss Cleaver
Fenella Woolgar
Polly
Lily Cole
Taylor
Kathryn Drysdale

Crew

Director
Oliver Parker
Director
Barnaby Thompson

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Entertainment
Guidance: 
Sexual references, drug abuse. Edited for language.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 21 Dec 2007
Certificate 12
Distributor:
Entertainment in Video Ltd
Categories
Comedy