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4.0 out of 5 stars The Prime of Miss G
The familiar story of the inspirational teacher is given a deliciously sinister twist in this adaptation of the Sheila Kohler's novel by Jordan Scott. Set in a boarding school in the 1930s, a group of schoolgirls under the thrall of daring glamorous diving instructor Miss G is shook up by the arrival of a talented and exotic new girl. Eva Green at first comes across as...
Published on 28 Jan 2010 by Keris Nine

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3.0 out of 5 stars The South African Connection
The location for this movie is now the UK. The book was written about a South African Girl's School, St Andrew's in Bedfordview, Johannesburg by ex-pupil Sheila Kohler. The name "cracks" refers to the slang used at the school to describe having a crush on a teacher or pupil ("she is cracked on ..."). The setting of the storyline in Britain some 20 years earlier than the...
Published on 26 Mar 2010 by Ariete


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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Prime of Miss G, 28 Jan 2010
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Keris Nine - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Cracks [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
The familiar story of the inspirational teacher is given a deliciously sinister twist in this adaptation of the Sheila Kohler's novel by Jordan Scott. Set in a boarding school in the 1930s, a group of schoolgirls under the thrall of daring glamorous diving instructor Miss G is shook up by the arrival of a talented and exotic new girl. Eva Green at first comes across as a little mannered and not totally convincing, but her Joan Crawford impersonation ends up being appropriate and suited to her character and she carries it off well. The story perhaps doesn't delve as deeply into the strange alien world of the female adolescent mindset as some other recent foreign films on the subject (Innocence, Water Lilies), following instead a mostly conventional line on bullying and female power games - but even that gives rise to events that are truly shocking and all too believable. Beautifully photographed - you'd expect that at least from the daughter of Ridley - with excellent, natural performances from the girls, Cracks is a strong debut from Jordan Scott.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Crackles with tension, 20 April 2010
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Saw this film after seeing it reviewed in a magazine. From the first few moments till right to the end the tension between teacher and students was electric, but they could have explored the budding crush the teacher had for the spanish girl a little more. Eva Green is once again captivating and beautiful, a lush film for a rainy afternoon with a mug of chocolate. Delicious!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars delicately beautiful, 27 April 2010
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A fantastic first film from Ms Scott and a fabulous performance from all the main characters, but especially Eva Green. This is a gentle and intelligent film that explores the dark side of love and infatuation. Ms Scott treats the story with delicacy and subtley that draw the viewer into the isolated world enhabitted by the characters. The cinematorgraphy is just lovely. This is definately not a film for people who want action and a fast pace, but if you want an inteligent film that explores human emotion and relationships and will stay with you long afterwards, then I can totaly recomend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 20 Sep 2013
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A fantastic debut from Jordan Scott thanks to the talented stunner Eva Green. Add to that a strong supporting cast and you've got a film you are going to want to keep hold of and watch more than once.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful photography, 11 Feb 2013
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Loved this film, think Jordan Scott has a great future but then she comes from a rich pedigree with Ridley her father and Tony her uncle. The photography was brilliant and very atmospheric.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 21 Feb 2013
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Adored the film it was unusual and a little disturbing to say the least but a great story too Eva Green was wonderful.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Coming of age film with a dark twist, 1 Jan 2011
This review is from: Cracks [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
Cracks definitely looks ominous by the cover.

However, once you're watching it its beautiful cinematography suggests an idyll that is both sterotypical and yet beautifully extravagant. If you like movies like Atonement, where the plot feels like there is a strong sense of omen from the start, set against a period background, then this film is for you.In terms of plot, the character of Miss G (played by Eva Green) is very sinister, yet one cannot fail to be mesmerised by her screen presence.

A film not heard by many people, but it has the feel of the bigger screen pictures.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The South African Connection, 26 Mar 2010
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This review is from: Cracks [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
The location for this movie is now the UK. The book was written about a South African Girl's School, St Andrew's in Bedfordview, Johannesburg by ex-pupil Sheila Kohler. The name "cracks" refers to the slang used at the school to describe having a crush on a teacher or pupil ("she is cracked on ..."). The setting of the storyline in Britain some 20 years earlier than the events in the novel is most appropriate for the culture of the school at the time.

An ex-St Andrean.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cracks DVD, 17 Jun 2013
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Really enjoyable movie, set in a girls boarding school, with a teacher who always seemed to take them swimming outside rather than doing lessons, even waking the girls up to drag them out of their beds, a teacher who definitely lives in a fantasy world, I could guess what was going to happen once I noticed the new spanish girl Fiammas condition, but it had an ending which was unexpected and I liked that about the film.
I bought the movie soundtrack first as it is beautiful, Javier Navarrete is a wonderful composer. (he also did PAN'S LABYRINTH music) so couldnt wait to get hold of the DVD after the soundtrack.
Di (Juno Temple) played a great part in the film as the main character and gang leader of the girls.
Put the kettle on, get in your cosy chair and enjoy this girly film
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, 19 Dec 2012
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Milliemollym (Lancs, England) - See all my reviews
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Hated the sad ending though. Could ve been longer as there was much more that couldve been explained. But good.
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