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St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy | 18 December 2009 (UK)
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The girls of St. Trinians are on the hunt for buried treasure after discovering headmistress Miss Fritton is related to a famous pirate.

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Piers Ashworth (screenplay), Nick Moorcroft (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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After their infamous Headmistress Miss Fritton is arrested, the girls are horrified to discover the new Headmaster is turning the school co-ed. Boys at St Trinian's! Can the girls face down this latest threat to the school?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Everett ... Camilla Fritton / Captain Archibald Fritton / Fortnam Fritton
Colin Firth ... Geoffrey Thwaites
David Tennant ... Captain Lord Pomfrey / Sir Piers Pomfrey
Talulah Riley ... Annabelle Fritton
Jodie Whittaker ... Beverly
Juno Temple ... Celia
Tamsin Egerton ... Chelsea
Toby Jones ... Bursar
Sarah Harding ... Roxy
Zawe Ashton ... Bianca
Montserrat Lombard ... Zoe
Ella Smith ... Lucy
Celia Imrie ... Matron
Clara Paget ... Bella
Gabriella Wilde ... Saffy
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Storyline

After wealthy philanthropist Piers Pomfrey has expressed an unusual interest in a ring found by her niece Annabelle, Miss Fritton explains that she is descended from a pirate who, in 1598, stole treasure from another pirate: Pomfrey's ancestor. The location of the treasure is to be found when the ring and its double are put together. Felonious ex-pupil Kelly and Miss Fritton's former lover Geoffrey are brought in to help the school steal the second ring from the evil Pomfrey's misogynistic secret society, leading to a showdown at the Globe Theater, and an amazing revelation as to the identity of pirate Captain Fritton, as well as that of William Shakespeare. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Adventure | Comedy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kick Ass Girls 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,198,830
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second time that both David Tennant ( Sir Piers Pomfrey) and Talulah Riley (Annabelle Fritton) have worked together. Talulah guest starred in Doctor Who during David Tennant's time as The Doctor. The episode was a two episode story 'Silence in the Library and The Forest of the Dead' during the fourth season of Doctor Who. See more »

Goofs

The clothes Lord Pomfrey is wearing at the start of the are in the style of the mid to late 17th century. That section is supposed to take place in 1589, therefore the clothes and wig are completely wrong for the time period. See more »

Quotes

Roxy: [carrying her bag to the beds] Where do I sling my stuff?
Saffy: Well, we can make up some room in our area, I suppose.
Chelsea: [excited] Yeah, you can so totally hang out with us!
[coolly]
Chelsea: I mean, you know, if you wanted. Whatever.
Zoe: Does she look like she'd want to hang out with a bunch of shallow, facile, peroxide-blonde turbo skanks?
[the Emos' St Trinians logo appears on the screen; with creepy music]
Bella: You think she'd rather hang out with *you* and the sulky, sun-dodging Emos?
[...]
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Connections

Follows The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

We Got The Beat
Performed by The Banned Of St Trinians
Written by Charlotte Caffey (as Caffey)
Published by Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of Xenomania & Ealing Studios
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Not bad; a good laugh
23 December 2009 | by A-Clockwork-BobbinSee all my reviews

It's really hard to rate St Trinian's 2. On the one hand, it is lively, sharp, and amusing, but on the other hand, the plot is a little disappointing. The film itself borders on the 'absolutely surreal' (mind you, it's a bit ironic to claim this against St Trinian's school, eh??), which somehow, I thought, made it a bit awkward to watch.

As ever, the stereotypes of teenage schoolgirls is strong, which adds to the overall enjoyment of the film, and as you can expect with your typical British comedy film, there are the odd pieces of play-on-words humour which you have to be quick to catch up on. Also watch out for references to famous films or other popular-culture references (you'll understand what I mean when you watch it).

(And before you ask: It's generally clean humour. No toilet humour/fart jokes.)

Thus, I give this a rating of 6/10, mainly because of its overall cleverness and entertainment value. Would I recommend it? Yes I would; it's about time a comedy film had real humour in it, even if it is masked in a very bizarre plot.


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