“You have a notification from Netflix.. Based on what you watch we recommend Angus, Things and Perfect Snogging.”
I was in the mood to watch an easy going film ( which i seem to be doing a lot of recently) So I decided to watch this British Comedy after a week of notifications every time I logged in.
The film is based on the books by Louise Rennison and follows a young girl called Georgia (Georgia Groom) who is 14 years old with lot of negativity in her life. She doesn’t really like her family. She is embarrassed by her parents. She doesn’t like how she Looks. She is not one of the “cool kids” and she doesn’t have a boyfriend, which in her eyes is the end of the world. ( typical teenager really haha). Georgia has three best friends Jas(Eleanor Tomlinson), Ellen (Manjeeven Gerwal) and Rosie (Georgia Henshaw)who are just as nerdy as she is but try to fit in more.
At a fancy dress party (see above) Georgia and her friends decided to be original and go as appetisers but all her friends back out and when she turns up to the party she is laughed at and tormented by everyone including the mean girl “slaggy” Lindsay (Kimberley Nolan).
On their first day back at school two new boys start at the school. The two brothers Robbie (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Tom. The girls immediately take a liking to them and start following them around town trying to find out more about them. Jas and Georgia take a particular liking to them. Georgia is desperate to win over Robbie and drags Jas in to crazy schemes to get him to notice her.
I have to say that this was a disappointment. I know it is a teen movie, which is why I am not being too harsh but the acting was pretty bad. I have seen Taylor-Johnson in recent films and I can say he has got better with age but at times the acting in Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging was cringeworthy.
The scene where Georgia goes to a “Snogging Experts” house to learn how to kiss properly is probably one of, if not the most cringey scene I have watched in a film in a very long time.
To give it some credit, there were some funny moments in there and the general storyline was good. The ending is what you would expect of a typical Rom Com but that is why I enjoy watching them :).
All in all I am sorry to say I probably would not recommend this film. 2 out of 5 for me.
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