Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
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Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha continues to explore the world of precocious adolescent girls with this tale of a quirky teen whose mind perpetually drifts back to thoughts of growing up, procuring the perfect boyfriend, and throwing the biggest birthday bash ever. While maintaining the perfect social life or getting that nose job she so desperately wants were once her highest priorities in life, the girl who wanted it all gradually discovers that family and friends are more important than any popularity contest.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film lacks the wit and drama that might pitch it beyond the target demographic, though judging from what makes the girls squirm in the film, it might not succeed even there."
‑ Ray Bennett, Hollywood Reporter
"It's such a sweet, funny movie, completely honest about hormones and young love."
‑ David Cornelius,
"Even if you're long past the age of the characters in this film, you can enjoy the world of these girls who want, so badly, to become adults."
‑ David Stratton, The Australian
"Chadha gets some bumpy performances from her teenage cast."
‑ Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
"Relative newcomer Georgia Groome simply shines. You don't need to be a teenager to enjoy this -- you just have to remember being one."
‑ , FILMINK (Australia)
"A good-natured bundle of early-teen femme angst pitched squarely at the youngsters who've made Louise Rennison's books a hit both sides of the Pond."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"...aimed at early-teen girls, but it's got enough warmth and charisma to attract a wider audience."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"These are age-old themes, not tackled with particular verve here, but there's a nice moral about girls learning to accept themselves regardless of shape or colour."
‑ Jason Di Rosso, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"Awkwardness, the first kiss, parents from the stone age and having a nose the size of Jupiter have never been so compelling as in this fresh and funny film"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"This is all pleasant enough, but I can't quite believe it."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"A perfectly entertaining chick flick with strong performances and Gurinder Chadha's trademark appeal to female sensibilities..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A bright, fitfully entertaining adaptation of two of Louise Rennison's popular novels for tween-to-teenage girls."
‑ Philippa Hawker, The Age (Australia)
"Girls who are just starting to feel a little old for Hannah Montana will flock to this film, which will no doubt have a long life on the slumber party circuit."
‑ Rodney Chester, Courier Mail (Australia)
"There is plenty of fun but always grounded in serious subjects, and the parents play an unexpectedly important role in the story"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"The title is horrible, and I'm afraid I didn't find the movie attached to it much better."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
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