Monday 24th January 2011

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging

Director: Gurinda Chadha
Year: 2008
Stars: Georgia Groome, Aaron Johnson, Karen Taylor, Alan Davies, Eleanor Tomlinson

As I was off work sick, I was looking for something easy to watch that I was hoping Dan didn't care about. This was near the top of the list of recorded movies and was something I had wanted to watch since it had been released - but hadn't cared about quite enough to go to the cinema to see.

In Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging Georgia is a 14-year-old school girl who, amongst other things, is trying to arrange her 15th birthday party, find a boyfriend, and deal with her dad getting a job promotion and having to go to New Zealand.

When I started to watch this I was mostly thinking "really, who wrote this? Do teenagers really talk like this?". But as the movie went on, I started to enjoy the plot and light-hearted attitude. Of course, the ending is totally implausible, but then this is clearly a feel-good movie for teenage girls. And thinking about it, maybe I DID talk like that when I was 14.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.