St. Trinian’s -Movie Review
“St. Trinian’s” is a quirky and funny comedy set in an all-girls private school in England, whose headmistress is the oddly eccentric Miss Camilla Fritton, and where the girls are completely and totally out of control.
“St. Trinian’s” is a remake of the Alistair Sim about an exclusive girls’ school whose faculty and student body resort to crime to keep it open. This one starts Rupert Everett as both the father and the headmistress. He’s wonderful in drag and he’s a wonderful actor. Colin Firth plays the kind of clueless cute guy that he always play. Mischa Barton is the head of the naughty girls. This just doesn’t quite work for me. I mean it’s a great story; I liked the original better but then both humor and I might have gotten more sophisticated. But you have to really like a British sense of humor. It just seems a little too over the top, even though it’s a great story. One star.