THERE are some films that seem to court low expectations. And with Chalet Girl (“a SNOW-mantic comedy!” according to its vein- opener of a poster), mine were closer to the ground than a sausage dog’s dangling bits.
The signs were not good. Not only is it directed by the chump who foisted Sandra Bullock’s disastrous All About Steve on the world but its opening scene contains cameos from two Wrigley’s Extra-toothed goons off T4.
Yet, unexpectedly, Chalet Girl is a proper delight. It’s exactly the kind of funny, sunshiny, teen-skewed romcom that Britain normally struggles to make. There’s no “message” – just great performances from a talented, good- looking cast, and more charm and humour than both Bridget Jones movies put together.
In a potentially star-making turn, Felicity Jones plays Kim, a 19-year-old skateboarder who takes a summer job working for a couple of hee-hawing poshos (Bill Nighy and Brooke Shields) at their Austrian holiday home. Also working there is upper-class lass Georgie, played by St Trinian’s star Tamsin Egerton. She shows a real flair for comedy in this that I’ve not seen before – possibly cos all I’ve seen her in is St Trinian’s.
Class-clash high jinks unfold – as does romance, when Kim falls for her bosses’ hunky but taken son Jonny (Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick). AND there’s a big snowboarding competition to worry about. Can Kim scoop first place and a good man?
Well – this is a romcom so the outcome is predictable, but the sharp script and top cast sell it with ease.
So if you’re after a frothy, non-challenging night at the flicks, fear not, Alp is at hand.
And on reflection, that’s even worse than “snow-mantic”. Sorry.
So the first doors have been opening in cinema’s all over Holland. On the 16th February we let the teenagers of Holland decide on what they thought of Chalet Girl the movie. We have so far had a wonderful response and with the holiday now happening we are hoping to double our figures at the box office.
If your in Holland and have seen the film or are going to see it, please let us know your thoughts, favourite bits and most of all what you think of the gorgeous Ed Westwick and beautiful british cast.
In the meantime we want to show our appreciation and give you all a shout out and say… T H A N K Y O U ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
As you can see we have only got 605 of you amazing Chalet Girl fans supporting the twitter feed… etc get a campaign going so that the rest of you Ed lovers, Felicity fanciers & Tamsin adorers to follow Chalet Girl and start commenting on what is coming up in the run up to the release. So far we have had a few naughty preview clips and sound juicy behind the scenes footage which I know you are keen to see. But the guys running the facebook page are holding more stuff back untill we get more of you involved and LIKE’in this and FOLLOW’in that.
Its embarrassing that we only have 1634 people who like us on facebook. I know we can do better than that and I am pretty sure that the majority of you just aren’t aware that this is now where the good content and exclusive content will be coming from.
So get involved, click the links below and support this wonderful british Rom-Com that is going to be hitting your screens SUPER SOON – 16th March!
So after walking the course that will be the red carpet at Westfield on Tuesday this week, I started to see just how huge the premiere for Chalet Girl is going to be.
Myself and the producers stood on the escalators looking down on the atrium where Rhianna has played for the christmas lights, Tron has premiered & Prince of Persia did my skin started to prickle with goosebumps and the excitement swelled in my belly. A week to the day we would be walking this course for real to watch 900 people enjoy the last year of our lives work.
As we walked into the Vue Extreme screens I looked across at Harriet and saw her eyes twinkle… it’s a wall to wall screen. The biggest screen I think any of us have ever seen… well ok bar the I-Max but come on that is still huge.
As we walked out of Westfield we were hit by the doors of the main entrance covered in Chalet Girl stickers which were all promoting the release of the film on the 16th March. With Flyers alerting the fans that the World premiere will be happening here on the evening of Tuesday the 8th February.
See the stars at the Chalet Girl world premiere
Experience the excitement of the world premiere of Chalet Girl at Westfield London in The Atrium on Tuesday 8th February. See the film’s stars including Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick, Tamsin Egerton, Bill Nighy, Bill Bailey, and Felicity Jones.
Don’t miss the glamorous arrival of the stars on the red carpet and enjoy the free evening’s entertainment. Please make your way to The Atrium from 3pm on Tuesday 8th February. Viewing space is limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
The evening’s entertainment:
5.00pm: Warm up show begins
5.15pm: New band Livingstone live on stage
5.45pm: The stars arrive on the red carpet
6.30pm: Q+A session with the stars on stage – look out for Ed Westwick, Tamsin Egerton, Bill Nighy, and Bill Bailey, and Felicity Jones as they’re interviewed live in The Atrium
See Chalet Girl at Vue Cinema from Wednesday 16th March.
Get yourselves over to http://chaletgirl.findanyfilm.com/
This new interactive trailer for the film is jam packed with hidden content, gossip and messages from both the cast and crew.
As soon as you have liked something it comes up below with the other suggested likes for it. Who knows what little gems you will find or cast footage that is.
Would love to hear your thoughts and feeling on this new and exciting way to view the trailer.
Enjoy guys – I even think there are a few competitions on there. So get searching!
Amazing interview is now up with our top 1st AD Mr. Joe Geary. Telling or his favourite actors & crew members along with storys of Jagermister…. probably best that you guys give this one a read. Enjoy!
Amazing – check out the Baz Bamigboye review after seeing Chalet Girl. What a win for our wonderful Felicity Jones!