Monday, January 11, 2010

Angus, Thongs and Full-frontal Snogging. The movie!

Movie: Angus, Thongs and Full-frontal Snogging.
Like/Don't Like: Double Cool with Knobs.

By now you must know my love for the Georgia Nicholson books, those embarrassingly hilarious novels by Louise Rennison about a teenage British girl that make you snort-laugh in public. I have lent them out to so many people I'm thinking about getting a second set just to have around for emergencies.

So awhile ago I got an urgent text from a friend whom I introduced them to saying: "They're making Georgia into a movie!!!!!!!!!" It was released in England but not here. And then it was released on DVD in England but not here, which is an important distinction because while you can buy ye olde English DVDs online, if you don't have ye olde English DVD player you can't watch it. Fortunately I have a friend who has a magical DVD player that can plays DVDs from all around the world and she bought the movie and we had a fab viewing party about a year ago, wherein we wore boy entrancers and ate cheesy whats-its and jammie dodgers and midget gems. None of this will make sense to you unless you have read the books, so READ THE BOOKS!

I didn't write about it then because it wasn't widely released. But it is now - Katie just got it through Netflix - so I can tell you it is pretty funny and you should watch it. If only to justify wearing fake eyelashes with your ace gang. It lacks a bit of the charm that the books have but it has enough of it to make you want to re-read the entire series and laugh like a loon on loon pills. All the awkward moments are there, including Georgia showing up to a party dressed as a stuffed olive. Classic.


Rach said...

That is hilarious, because I just barely watched it this week from Netflix. And I was about to email you about it. So, hooray! I loved that they actually formed a real band called the Stiff Dylans, who now have a record deal. It was double cool with knobs, wasn't it. I am about to reread all the books.

Rach said...

Oh, and didn't you love Peter the snogging teacher? So creepy. That was my favorite scene.

teresa p said...

Just added it to my Queue! I've got the Cranford discs showing up in the mail today so it will have to wait a little while.