Throwback Thursday-St. Trinian’s (2007)

Movies set in an academic setting range from serious to silly to rebellious.

In the 2007 film St. Trinian’s, the school’s reputation for educating the next generation of British women is not the strongest. The students may not care about their school’s less than stellar reputation, but the minister of Education does. He takes on the task of reforming St. Trinian’s, not realizing that a) the school’s headmistress is his ex and b) the effort required to get the school to where he thinks it should be is almost a Herculean task. While this is happening, the school is already in danger of closing due to financial issues. Can the girls save the day by ripping off a well-known painting?

Starring Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Talulah Riley and Gemma Arterton, the film is not for everyone. But it has strong message about girl power and a cheeky sense of humor that overrides the somewhat lackluster narrative.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.

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Filed under Feminism, Movie Review, Movies, Throwback Thursday

One response to “Throwback Thursday-St. Trinian’s (2007)

  1. The best thing about this movie was the brilliant school song!
    As for St Trinian’s films, the classics of the late 1950s with the brilliant Joyce Grenfell, George Cole and Alistair Sim ar still as funny as ever.

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