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St. Trinian's (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Family | 21 December 2007 (UK)
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In order to save their bankrupt school, a group of troublesome girls stage a robbery with a group of geniuses on their backs

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Piers Ashworth (screenplay), Jamie Minoprio (additional material) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Talulah Riley ... Annabelle Fritton
Rupert Everett ... Carnaby Fritton / Camilla Fritton
Jodie Whittaker ... Beverly
Gemma Arterton ... Kelly
Kathryn Drysdale ... Taylor
Juno Temple ... Celia
Antonia Bernath ... Chloe
Amara Karan ... Peaches
Tamsin Egerton ... Chelsea
Lily Cole ... Polly
Paloma Faith ... Andrea
Holly Mackie Holly Mackie ... Tara
Cloe Mackie Cloe Mackie ... Tania
Esme Thompson Esme Thompson ... 1st Year Bookie
Bel Parker Bel Parker ... Aerial Girl
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Storyline

St Trinians proudly continues to represent the unacceptable face of British education. When the new Minister of Education announces he will personally sort the place out he doesn't realise either the enormity of the task or that the headmistress is an old flame. The school is anyway threatened with closure by their bank; with the staff clearly a waste of space the girls realise the responsibility to save the day falls on them. Perhaps ripping off the girl with the pearl earring (a painting by Johannes Vermeer) might be the way out? Written by J-26

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

School Can Be A Riot.

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, drug and alcohol content, sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kick Ass Girls 1 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,066,681
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The animated sequence during the heist plan are a stylistic nod to the original St. Trinian's cartoons drawn by Ronald Searle that inspired the movies. See more »

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The volume of a sphere is not pi * r^3 and Stephen Fry must surely know that. See more »

Quotes

Quiz host: Who was burnt at the stake for the crime wearing men's clothes?
[hears a ding!]
Quiz host: Peaches, St. Trinians?
Celia: [talkng through an earpiece] Joan of Arc
Peaches: Jonah Fark.
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, there is a credit which reads "MISS EVERETT'S COSTUMES BY..." See more »

Connections

References Fame Academy (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Give Up
Written by Shingai Shoniwa, Dan Smith and James Morrison
Mercury
Performed by Noisettes (as The Noisettes)
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Thumbs up for St Trinians
22 December 2007 | by michaellaing71See all my reviews

St Trinian's was never going to be a classic of British cinema and I am glad that it doesn't really try. The worst I can say about the film, is that it is constantly entertaining, which I find is a rarity now days. It could and should have been a complete disaster, fortunately it is harmless silly fun. The plot is dumb and the humour is never laugh out loud funny but I always had a smile on my face and I left the cinema more cheerful than when I went in, which is always a good sign.

I was quite happy with the acting in the film. Russell Brand is not the greatest actor in the world and a few of the girls are a bit grating but most of the main characters are OK, with good performances from Gemma Arterton and Talulah Riley. Colin Firth plays it gloriously straight though out and has some wonderful moments, whilst Rupert Everett is a constant joy to watch as Miss Fritton/Carnaby Fritton.

I won't go on about the behind camera stuff because that would be a bit pointless, apart from to say that it does the job. The editing had its moments and I did enjoy the little animated scene half way though. Although not really my taste in music generally, I thought the soundtrack was very good and suited the mood of the film well, although I would have like to have heard the St Trinian's original theme at the beginning of the film, if even for a few moments.

I was over all very happy with the film and am glad I went to see it, it ticked most of the boxes which I wanted and rarely let itself down.


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