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Friday December 21 2007

Here‘s a review in Pink News of that St Trinian’s movie, the one I saw recently advertised on the side of a bus:

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Dividing the girls into moderns tribes such as emos, chavs, posh totty and trustafarians, and featuring recreational drug-taking and school girl sex-chat lines, the film updates Searle’s original creations for a world with where our social mores have shifted.

Yet it retains his anarchic sense of fun that made the original books and films so fun.

Filled with one-liners, the script lampoons modern pop phenomena, from Harry Potter (’it’s like Hogwarts for pikeys’, says new girl Annabelle, played by Talulah Riley, when she arrives at the run-down school) to Pride and Prejudice, with Colin Firth providing a hilarious send up of the scene when Mr Darcy emerging from a lake.

And great comic turns from the cast, which includes Russell Brand as Flash Harry and Stephen Fry as himself, ensure that it’s brought to life in an engaging way, making the film a worthy addition to the St Trinian’s canon.

David Stubbs of Guardian Unlimited, on the other hand, thinks it the worst St Trinian’s movie ever.

For baffled foreigners, there is some St Trinian’s background here.  It all started with cartoons.

UPDATE: Here’s a piece about the real thing.