Thursday, March 24, 2011

St. Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009)

This is chick flick humor at its finest.  Still, it stars Colin Firth who no doubt won the oscar for King's Speech based on his role in St. Trinians.  Rupert Everett is a regular monty python character who escaped from the British asylum for comedians. .  Talulah Riley, Jodie Whittaker, Juno Temple, Sarah Harding and all the girls, especially the little ones make this treasure hunt cross action flick truly entertaining.  Talulah Riley head spins like Carrie but she's more a foxy young Emma Peel. The music is great.  The costumes are terrific. The cast of characters is stupendous. All round a thoroughly enjoyable romp.  Shakespeare would definitely approve posthumously.

St Trinian's is based on a 1940's comic strip that parody's the british girl's schools of the day. Rather than the refined gentle interaction of little ladies, the comic strip showed bad girls pitch forking each other in rather rough team sports.  St. Trinian's I is was released in 2007. Definitely on the must see list now.

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