Friday, May 28, 2010
Must Watch Friday: Angus, Thongs & Perfect Snogging
This week Brigid Coady was trying to remember what it is like to be a teenager, she scoured her DVD collection and decided on this recent teen film
About six years ago my sister and I were catching a train from Seattle to Vancouver when we realised we were running low on books. I know! Bad planning on our part! Big Sis made an emergency run for the bookstore at the station and came back with two pink and sparkly books. Two books that were not her usual business tomes or worthy awards winners. One was called 'Angus, Things and Full Frontal Snogging', the other was 'On The Bright Side, I'm Now The Girlfriend of a Sex God' (UK Title: 'It's OK, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers') both by Louise Rennison. They were the first in a series called 'Confessions of Georgia Nicolson'. Within the first three pages Coady Major was sniggering and guffawing and by the end of the train journey we were fans of these teenage diaries.
So when a few years ago they made a film of it, retitling it as 'Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging' my sister made sure I got a copy of the DVD for Christmas.
Georgia Nicolson is fourteen and all she wants is to have the greatest fifteenth birthday party ever and a boyfriend. The film follows her and the Ace Gang and their sometimes cringing encounters with boys. Does Georgia get to go out with the Sex God? Will she get her birthday party at the club with a DJ? Will her Dad drag her to New Zealand? If you want to relive all those embarrassing, toe curling but heart stopping feelings of first love then check this out. And once you've seen the film you must check out the books.
I give this 8/10 for fun teen love fun.
Brigid has finished the first draft of her YA novel and will be letting it ferment while she watches more teen movies than you can shake a stick at.