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Chalet Girl

  • Comedy
  • Romance
  • 2010
  • Phil Traill
  • 92 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Romantic comedy starring Felicity Jones and Ed Westwick. Attractive but under-achieving former skateboard champion Kim takes a job working in the chalets at an exclusive Alpine resort. She feels out of her depth among the affluent, but then Kim discovers snowboarding and with it the chance to win big money in a prestigious competition.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

The class barrier appears to block the path of true love (though it's more of a slippery slope) in this Alpine-set comedy. Now a household name thanks to her eye-catching turn in The Theory of Everything, Felicity Jones makes a winning heroine as a working-class Cinderella tending to a well-to-do family at a jet-set resort while learning to snowboard. Her aim is to bag a cash prize in an upcoming competition and save widowed dad Bill Bailey from total despair. It's a formulaic yarn from first-time film-maker Phil Traill, with the central romance suffering because the object of Jones's affection - played by Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick - seems more in love with himself than anyone else. The compelling journey here is the personal one that Jones takes as she battles fear and insecurity to realise a sporting ambition. Her friendship with Tamsin Egerton (posh totty Chelsea in the St Trinian's films) is also fun to watch, not least because Egerton can be simultaneously snotty, hilarious and endearing. Chalet Girl won't melt your heart, but it at least leaves a warm glow.

Credits

Cast

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KimFelicity Jones
JonnyEd Westwick
GeorgieTamsin Egerton
MikkiKen Duken
RichardBill Nighy
BillBill Bailey (2)
ChloeSophia Bush
CarolineBrooke Shields
NigelNicholas Braun
JulesGeorgia King

Crew

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DirectorPhil Traill

Details

Theatrical distributor
Momentum Pictures
Released on
2011-03-11
Languages
English | German
Guidance
Edited for language
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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