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St Trinian's

  • Comedy
  • Family
  • 2007
  • Oliver Parker
  • 96 mins
  • 12A

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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.

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Cast

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Miss Fritton / Carnaby FrittonRupert Everett
Geoffrey ThwaitesColin Firth
Miss DickinsonLena Headey
BeverlyJodie Whittaker
AnnabelleTalulah Riley
KellyGemma Arterton
Flash HarryRussell Brand
JJ FrenchMischa Barton
Miss BagstockAnna Chancellor
MatronCelia Imrie
Stephen FryStephen Fry
BursarToby Jones
Miss MaupassantCaterina Murino
ChelseaTamsin Egerton
PeachesAmara Karan
Verity ThwaitesLucy Punch
Miss CleaverFenella Woolgar
PollyLily Cole
TaylorKathryn Drysdale
AndreaPaloma Faith

Crew

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DirectorOliver Parker
DirectorBarnaby Thompson

Details

Theatrical distributor
Entertainment
Released on
2007-12-21
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, edited for language.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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