Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)

photo collage( from left):Georgia dressed as an olive; Robbie; Georgie swooning; Jas, Rosie, Ellen and Georgia

Since it’s semestral break here for us right now (finally! :D), I’m now able to find some time to catch up on some movies to watch. Recently I just watched Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging directed by Gurinder Chadcha. This movie was based from the book Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging  and It’s OK, I’m Wearing Really Big Knickers by Louise Rennison.

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
This coming of age story revolves around group of friends in the start of school in Eastbourne, London: Georgia (Georgia Nicolson), Jas (Eleanor Tomlinson), Rosie( Georgia Henshaw) and Ellen(Manjeveen Grewal). They spot fraternal brothers Robbie(Aaron Johnson) and Tom (Sean Bourke) as boyfriend prospects and refers to them as “sex gods”. The movie shows Jas’s and primarily, Georgia’s (who’s the most stubborn of the bunch) efforts to get those two guys to ask them out, their adventures in the art of kissing, heartbreak and the strength of true friendship. Meanwhile Georgia faces more problems with possible split of her parents’ marriage by the interior decorator and her split with her friends.
Georgia and Mr. Lip Service. :p

        First reaction about the movie: hilarious! Absolutely funny, especially the part where Georgia goes to Mr. Lip Service to learn the art of snogging where Peter (Mr. Lip Service) demonstrates snogging like a professional.  Throughout the movie, Jas and Georgia go through all sorts of antics to get noticed  by Robbie and Tom—going to their organic shop, pretending to search for Georgia’s cat, Angus and so on; it is very characteristic of a teen movie where the adolescent girls are so desperate to try to understand the opposite sex and try to look for magazines for answers.

        And of course, as with teen/tween feel-good flicks the girl gets the guy and they get an idealistic happy ending: Georgia gets a really fantastic birthday (organized by her thoughtful friends) in a club and everyone from school is there, the antagonist (typical mean popular girl who is overdeveloped for her age) is embarrassed on stage as Georgia makes out with Robbie (the popular girl’s ex) in front of the whole party, and Georgia finds out that her parents aren’t splitting up after all. Plus the guys that Georgia unintentionally hurt both get partners (her two single friends). Very ideal happy ending. Although very cliché, I still enjoyed it since it was very sweet and funny. I recommend it if you’re into the whole coming of age, teen-angst with a lot of comedy kind of thing. :) 


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