Chalet Girl
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Pretty tomboy Kim (Felicity Jones) used to be a champion skateboarder, but now she flips burgers to support herself and her dad. Opportunity comes knocking when she flukes a winter-long catering job in one of the plushest ski chalets in the Alps. At first, Kim is baffled by this bizarre new world of posh people, vintage champagne, epic mountains and waist deep powder. Then Kim discovers snowboarding, and her natural talent soon sees her training for the end-of-season competition, with a chance to win major prize money. But before she can become a champion again, Kim needs to overcome her… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Pleasant if timid..."
‑ Rachel Saltz, New York Times
"The dialogue is more sensible than the plotting, allowing us to forgive the film's more serious trespasses."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"Unashamedly aiming at a teenage audience, the film's lack of pretension is oddly refreshing"
‑ James Luxford, The National
"Undemanding, forgettable, formulaic teen rom-com."
‑ Jim Schembri, The Age (Australia)
"Sure, it's predictable, implausible and clearly skewed toward a young female demographic, but it's also enjoyable escapist fun."
‑ Belinda Hazleton, FILMINK (Australia)
"Jones may be a charismatic comedian, but no amount of her skilled mugging, Britpop tunes or help from supporting stars can transform this derivative ugly duckling into a comic Anglophile swan."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"A chirpy, tween-skewing, snowboarding-themed romantic comedy."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Variety
"There's just not enough to hold attention, eventually succumbing entirely to convention in a particularly insipid finale. Who knows, maybe even teenage girls will be rolling their eyes at the predictability of it all."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"Chalet Girl is a pedestrian affair that limply modernises the Cinderella fairytale for fun and profit."
‑ Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
"This is a very benign comedy that is elevated by the completely natural performance of Felicity Jones."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
"Hot Dog... The Movie and its disreputable ski-comedy ilk might have been a low point in cinema history, but at least their unbridled crassness had energy; Chalet Girl embraces similar '80s tropes for a lethargic you-go-girl fairy tale."
‑ Nick Schager, Village Voice
"It's hard not to instantly forgive all the script's occasional faults and just be swept up in the feel-good nature of such a charming, easily-likable release."
‑ Matt Looker, TheShiznit.co.uk
"Chalet Girl is what it says on the label - feel-good, unpretentious, snowbound fun."
‑ Dale Rolfe, MovieFIX
"It's an unassuming film but a surprisingly beguiling one."
‑ Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
"With its down to earth heroine ... the film underplays the triumph of the spirit theme, while delivering a satisfying, textured experience"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
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