Starring: Talulah Riley, Gemma Arterton, Rupert Everett
Director: Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson
Running Time: 97 mins
St. Trinian’s is a British film about a school for young ladies, anarchic and violent by nature, who find an ingenious way of getting their school out of bankruptcy.
It may not be the most intelligent thing, and it’s also a little bit of an Americanised version of the original story, which was quintessentially British, but this film is still riotously funny, with a fun plot, good performances and a story that doesn’t go too big, and keeps itself to a much more believable setting.
I definitely think that this film has been harshly done by the critics, it is very very funny, and while it isn’t particularly intelligent, you do get a hugely entertaining watch from start to finish, with very racy jokes that are good fun for people of all ages.
And that is an important thing to note, because a lot of the comedy in this film is quite rude, with references to innuendo, drugs, sex etc., and those elements are very funny for adults to see, however you may be worried that it’s too much for kids.
Don’t be, while it is rude, a lot of the jokes and concepts will go over their heads, and they won’t get those jokes, however there are lot of slapstick gags throughout that make it enjoyable for kids to watch too.
Away from the comedy, the story is also really fun. A complete farce, yet small enough to be convincing and not irritating to watch, it’s hugely enjoyable to watch, while there’s a lot of satire of the education sector in government, which, although it may not stand strong in 20 years time, is very funny now.
Overall, this gets a 7.5, because it’s a hugely funny, extremely fun story for all ages, despite not being particularly stimulating.