But the St. Trinian's girls are in a league of their own; smart, fearless, and determined to defend the school they love to the end. They need to unite the warring cliques and come up with the cash fast. Sassy head girl Kelly and newcomer Annabelle join forces and gather together a motley crew of teachers, the fiendishly charming Flash Harry and the resourceful and ruthless pupils to pull off the heist of the century. They're planning to steal the famous painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" from the National Gallery, right under the noses of the authorities…
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Keep away from this movie it was terrible this is probably the worst movie that colin firth has been in. The writing was abysmal. I took my thirteen year old daughter and we both said at the end of the movie it was a complete waste of money.The idea of having the headmistress as a transvestite was just stuipid the story line was predictable and silly.This one was lucky to get one star it was charmless and crude no one laughed during the movie.Miss this at all costs.
BY D-F-Stuckey superstar
I left with laughter and uplifted spirits - Not the slapstick of the partly American DEATH AT A FUNERAL but a blend of subtle sight gags, satire of authority and pomposity, some smutty though never filthy humour and a delicately balanced storyline that brings... More together a mix of charcters with almost nothing to suggest they would work at all . . . In effect, an absolutely perfect update of the old films, even to the opening scenes of walking into the school and seeing the hints that this is no ordinary school.
Rupert Everett plays two roles with genuine aplomb; Both the siblings he plays have larceny in their hearst, with the obvious exception that one has a truly good heart while the other is a criminal - And, like the ambitious politician, the snooty sociopath daughter of same, and various other villians everyone gets their reward or comeuppance in the end. A word for Russel Ward, who had to fill the shoes of George Cole as the girls' semi-criminal contact Flash; He was ideal in this role of part foil to the young ladies, and part exploiter of their undermanaged talents. Celia Imrie played the boozy scottish Matron with her usual background-scenery-that-steals-scenes approach, as did most of the cast - No-one put in a bad performance and it looked just like a 'Huge jolly wheeze' for all concerned. Gemma arterton stood out at the superbly cool and precise head girl and pulled it all together.
The script and all the girls took no prisoners, as is traditional - Jokes at the expense of the cast came thick and fast and the gags that started at one point and concluded later in the film tested the mettle of the younger cast who pulled them off with real skills. Worthy successors to the 'Old Girls'.Hide