Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Sometimes a girl just needs a piece of candy.
St. Trinian's is the movie equivalent of a Starburst.
It's sweet, tangy, flavorful, and has absolutely no nutritional value whatsoever.
But is it really so bad to enjoy a little piece of deliciousness once in a while?
Of course not!
I don't know why it took me so long to jump on the St. Trinian's bandwagon. Maybe because this 2007 gem was not released in the United States (or, at least not in my neck of the woods). I accidentally found out about it when Netflix suggested I add it to my queue.
Because Netflix knows me better than I know myself, I took the site's advice. I was not disappointed.
The film is practically a balanced combination of two movies I secretly adore: Harry Potter and Mean Girls.
St. Trinian's takes place at a posh boarding school for young ladies. The ungovernable teenage students have taken over the school, turning it into a wild, anarchic paradise for misfits.
Things take a turn for the worse, however, when the girls realize they need to save their school from bankruptcy. Otherwise, it will be shut down.
This British film has an all-star cast. Each actor brilliantly plays their role.
Some of my favorites included the adorable Russell Brand.
The hilarious Rupert Everett.
And the dashing Colin Firth.
The film also re-introduced me to a very grown up Talulah Riley. She plays the new girl at school, from which the point of view throughout the film is set.
Isn't she gorgeous?!
I barely remembered her from the 2005 film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. I had no idea she had become such a big star in the past six years!
She is utter loveliness in this film and absolutely adorable!
If you love movies like Clueless and Home Alone, you will adore St. Trinian's.
(There is even a 2009 sequel, which looks equally fun, but I have not seen it yet.)
St. Trinian's is the perfect film for a girls night in!