Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging

Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging:

Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging Review, Soundtract, Cast and Book – Paramount Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging on 19th January 2010. This coming-of-age tale based on the books by Louise Rennison is directed by Gurinder Chadha.

The film centres on eccentric but loveable 14 year-old Georgia Nicolson (Georgia Groome) as she overcomes the trials and tribulations of growing up. She is comforted by her barmy cat Angus and supported by her team of best friends ‘The Ace Gang’.

This is not to suggest “Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging” is a great motion picture or anything. It is, as you would expect, lightweight and frothy, a surface-deep lollipop of a film that does little more than attempt to amuse its viewers with some of the simple, often superficial ups and downs of a typical teenager. Yet it is more than adequate to keep one entertained, albeit in a Disney after-school-special kind of way.

Misunderstood by her “ancient” parents—but buoyed up by the love of her cat, Angus, and her best friend, the Ace Gang- Georgia Nicolson (GEORGIA GROOME) struggles through life seeking out her two main desires: 1. To get a gorgeous boyfriend. 2. To throw the greatest 15th birthday party ever.

When handsome brothers Tom (SEAN BOURKE) and Robbie (AARON JOHNSON) arrive at school, Georgia thinks her boyfriend dreams have been answered. But when she sees Robbie with her arch rival, Slaggy Lindsay (KIMBERLEY NIXON), she devises a plan to show Robbie that she’s the mature, sophisticated girlfriend he deserves. Unfortunately Georgia’s plans – involving kissing lessons, dying her legs orange and stalking Slaggy Lindsay – don’t exactly run smoothly.

And so it goes. Georgia gets pointers on snogging from a local young Lothario (Liam Hess), and the usual complications ensue. Most of the film is cute, a little silly, but harmless, with Georgia going through every imaginable teenage calamity. Yet director Chadha never sentimentalizes any of it or makes it so coyly mannered you want to choke. She does it all up in good humor, and spirits run high until the inevitable downer toward the story’s end when everything seems to go wrong for poor Georgia.

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