Posted by: Dr P | January 11, 2009

St Trinian’s: Scantily Dressed Female Girls

The observant among you will have noticed the rider on the end of the film title. You can blame my regular wingman and film buddy Gareth for that one. On the way home he was playing a compilation CD of some of his favourite tunes and on came … wait for it … TONE LOC with Funky Cold Medina. Now this immediately brought back memories of Saturday mornings and America’s Top 10 with Casey “keep your feet on the ground or you’ll have to overdub a new character in the westernised version of Battle of the Planets” Kasem. It was especially apt as someone else mentioned Tone Loc to me today, twice in one day after 15 years? Scary.

ANYWAY, we were remarking that it’s almost impossible to dance to, other than by nodding your head (Big G) or “popping a cap in some mofo’s ass” (Me), when I said “yeah but the video will be good cos it’ll have scantily dressed female girls”. Nice. As opposed to non-female girls. Mind you, having been round Bury over Christmas …

Upon arrival we noted that the audience seemed entirely composed of giggling teenage girls, which prompted me to remark “we probably seem like a pair of dirty old men”. Gareth just looked at me knowingly. It was probably my new hat.

But anyway, this all seemed rather apt in summation of a movie which basically contained the cream of British Comedy talent and … yep, girls wearing very little. I knew this was going to be ace from the moment the film arrived at St T’s and who is working reception? Yep, Kate Dowthwaite-Smith. You have to a) see it and b) know who she is, but I laughed long and hard. She’ll kill me.

Basically the premise is quite simple. St T’s has been served by a foreclosure notice unless it comes up with 500k in four weeks (and who serves the notice? Yep, the bald sidekick from the Orange adverts!! wow!) and on top of that, the new Minister for Education, played deliciously well by Colin Firth, wants to use St T’s as an example of bad schooling to bring the country into line. So it’s up to the girls to save the day.

The girls of course are adept at everything BUT education, running all kinds of scams from YouTube downloads through racketeering, making vodka, causing havoc at hockey matches and so on.

The plan to save the school all comes about in a slightly convoluted plot involving “School Challenge”, the theft of a priceless work of art from the National Gallery, and assorted hi-jinks involving the girls and their headmistress, played beautifully by Rupert Everett in drag.

If you’re after a feelgood film and are prepared to leave your brain at the door, this is the film for you! Excellent fun!

Oh and we saw a quite wonderful trailer for “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” which you need to check out!!! Starting a heartfelt country and western duet with his lovely singing partner with “In my dreams you’re blowing me ………….. some kisses” is genius. Check out the trailer!



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