Thongs And Perfect Snogging
Thongs And Perfect Snogging
may seem rather an odd title, but
this teen flick is a funny and highly
enjoyable film about teenage angst
and suffering the consequences
of jealous scheming...
A BRITISH COMEDY HIT THAT DELIVERS all it promises and more that's
the improbably-titled film, Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging. A teen
flick that is sharply directed by Gurinder Chadha, the director behind the smash
hit Brit flicks Bend It Like Beckham and Bride And Prejudice,
this funny and entertaining offering is a coming-of-age tale based on the acclaimed
best-selling books Angus, Thongs And Full-Frontal Snogging and It's
Okay, I'm wearing Really Big Knickers by Louise Rennison.
Fourteen-year-old Georgia Nicolson (Georgia Groome) is eccentric but loveable
and has enough to contend with without suffering her raging teenage hormones.
The film is about the trials and tribulations of growing up including
Georgia's embarrassing moments in the opening sequences when she turns up at
a fancy dress party as a stuffed olive.
First there's her annoying three-year-old sister Libby, who keeps dressing Georgia's
barmy cat Angus (played by Benny and Jimmy) in ridiculous clothes. And is Angus
really part Scottish wildcat?
Then poor Georgia has to endure her over-concerned parents Bob (Alan Davis:
Jonathan Creek) and Connie (Karen Taylor: Touch Me, I'm Karen Taylor)
who don't seem to understand her "I'm a woman," declares Georgia, "I
wear a bra!" the bullying Bummer Twins (Emma and Natasha Tierney) and
the everyday ups and downs of being a teenaged girl in a world that's as mental
as she is!
Georgia is really turned off by her parents' frequent kissing, believing that
people over the age of 30 are old and that "mums are beyond bonkerdom".
And then there's boys! A couple of lads "beyond the valley of the gorgeous",
Robbie (Aaron Johnson) and Tom (Sean Bourke), have moved to Eastbourne from
London and Georgia and Jas (Eleanor Tomlinson) are smitten. Eastbourne, says
Georgia, is "God's waiting room". "I've heard it's the new Brighton," says Robbie.
Supported by her best friends Jas, Ellen (Manjeevan Grewal) and Rosie (Georgia
Henshaw) aka The Ace Gang Georgia climbs the snogging scale by
taking lessons with Peter Dyer (Liam Hess) in order to become the mature, sophisticated
girlfriend that Robbie deserves. But she hasn't reckoned on two things: one,
Peter becomes obsessed with her and two, Robbie is continuing to see "slag of
the century" Lindsay (Kimberley Nixon) from the year above, the queen of thongs
and padded bras.
All that, and Georgia's also trying to throw the greatest fifteenth birthday
party ever, in a proper club, with a DJ, and without the hindrance of her parents.
How is she going to cope?
Throw in fake tan disasters, Georgia and Peter being caught in an embarrassingly
compromising position by Lindsay and Robbie "banished into the valley
of humiliation" and Georgia's father being whisked away to work in New
Zealand. Meanwhile, her mother has started wearing thongs and appears to have
fallen under the spell of hunky painter and decorator Jem (T4 favourite
Steve Jones), who is now her new Salsa partner... and you have the perfect setting
for this teen comedy.
Having tried to put Peter off by telling him that she's a lesbian, Georgia sparks
off the rumours but still manages to snare the lovely Dave 'The Laugh' (Tommy
Bastow) to take her to a gig where Robbie's band The Stiff Dylans
is playing, in an attempt to make Robbie jealous. Then Lindsay moves her party
to the same night as Georgia's and everyone seems to be angry with Georgia and
everything starts to go horribly wrong.
So, will Georgia be forced to join her father in New Zealand? Will anyone turn
up for her party and will she get her man? There are certainly a few surprises
in store for Georgia and look who's wearing the Angus T-shirt! Angus,
Thongs And Perfect Snogging is a feel-good teen film in the style of Bridget
Jones' Diary, with plenty of comedy moments and a warning about the rashness
of playing games with people's emotions.
With a well chosen cast that also includes Heather Wright as The Receptionist,
Angus Thongs And Perfect Snogging has a screenplay by Gurinder Chadha,
Paul Mayeda Berges, Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi; Music is by Joby Talbot;
and Director of Photography is Richard Pope.
Paramount Home Entertainment presents the DVD release of the most teen-savvy
British comedy this year, Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging available
from 8 December (2008) and sure to be at the top of every teenager's Christmas
list this year. Adults looking for some lightweight comedy will also find it
Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging
is released on 8 December (2008) at an RRP of £15.99. Certificate 12 | Running
Time: Approx 100 minutes.
Commentary with Gurinder and the Ace Gang Girls: Double Cool With Knobs On;
Looking After Angus; First Kisses; Working With Gurinder; Thongs, Bras, Lippie
and Other Life-Saving Essentials; Getting The Angus Look; Step Inside the Nicolson
Household; First Night Nerves
Angus Video Diaries: Marry, Kiss, Ditch; Angus Cam; The Snogging Scale; In Love
With Steve Jones; Georgia & Robbie; Good Times | 9 Deleted Scenes: Say Hello
To The New Georgia; No Shame; Cool Mum; Next Appointment; Georgia On Phone To
Jas; Never Ever Get A Boyfriend; Extended Peter Call; Lindsay Arriving At Swimming
Pool; Spying At Salsa
Bloopers | Gallery | Stiff Dylans Music Video Ultraviolet.
"Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging is a feel-good teen film in the style
of Bridget Jones' Diary, with plenty of comedy moments and a warning
about the rashness of playing games with people's emotions" Maggie