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Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2008
  • Gurinder Chadha
  • 95 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Comedy drama starring Georgia Groome. With her 15th birthday fast approaching, Georgia Nicolson has two aims in life - to throw the greatest party ever and persuade local hunk Robbie to become her first boyfriend. Putting aside worries about her squabbling parents, Georgia sets about learning the art of proper kissing with the help of friends Jas, Rosie and Ellen.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Gurinder Chadha (Bend It like Beckham) directs this very British coming-of-age yarn. Adapted from the first two books in Louise Rennison's Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series, the film stars Georgia Groome (London to Brighton) as the hormonal heroine. She's the stuffed olive at a fancy dress party where all the other girls are dolled up like Playboy bunnies, and it's this self-effacing humour that is so endearing. Of course, Georgia is far too clever for her own good and has much to learn about love and loyalty. The material may seem familiar, but Chadha has a light touch and never patronises her audience. Instead of gross-out gags, she exploits the dry humour that comes from Georgia's quiet exasperation with her embarrassing parents (played by Alan Davies and Karen Taylor), uncomfortable undies, and sloppy snogs. And Aaron Johnson is surprisingly soulful as the wannabe rock star heart-throb.

Credits

Cast

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Georgia NicolsonGeorgia Groome
Bob NicolsonAlan Davies
Connie NicolsonKaren Taylor
RobbieAaron Johnson
JasEleanor Tomlinson
RosieGeorgia Henshaw
EllenManjeeven Grewal
Peter DyerLiam Hess
Miss StampIngrid Oliver

Crew

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DirectorGurinder Chadha

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount
Released on
2008-07-25
Languages
English
Guidance
Edited for language.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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