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FINALLY ANGUS, THONGS AND PERFECT SNOGGING HAS BEEN RELEASED ON DVD IN THE US!!! We maybe had to wait patiently for a year and a half while all our British friends were seeing it in theaters and buying the DVD, but it is here now and it is FANTASTICALLY HILARIOUS.
For those of you who were not spazing when the movie failed to be released in theaters here (I, for one, was really really steamed), Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging is a movie based on the uber funny book Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, the first in the Georgia series by Louise Rennison.
The movie revolves around 14 year old Georgia as she attempts to steal the new boy in town, a sex god named Robbie, from her archenemy, saggy Lindsay, all while trying to control her cat Angus, take snogging lessons, perform random dancing with her ace gang, and prevent her family from moving to New Zealand. Pants! (Don’t worry if you didn’t understand a word I said there, the Georgia books all come with a handy dandy British-American Glossary in the back.) Sure some things were different from the books (like why didn’t Jas have a fringe! She is supposed to have a fringe!) but Georgia is just so spot-on and hilarious that I couldn’t help but love love love this movie!
One of my fave quotes from the movie:
There are five things I will do now to be more mature and prepare for my new life in New Zealand.
One, stop reading magazines and do Sudoku instead, to maximize brain size and stop Alzheimer’s.
Two, do yoga every morning and night and cleanse my body of toxicity by banishing all negative feelings towards ex-best friends and bass players.
Three, listen to dolphins, because they’re clever and unselfish.
Four, no more chips. Only organic fruit and veg. Although not from Robbie’s shop.
Five, a new style for a new me.
How did that “new style for a new me” work out for Georgia? Well, I don’t think it was as bad as that time she shaved off her eyebrow… Check out the movie to find out!