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not suitable for anyone!,
This review is from: St Trinian's [DVD]  (DVD)
I could only bear to watch forty minutes of this stinker, but although that's forty minutes of my life I'll never get back, I'm glad I did, as we had planned to watch it together with our kids as our 'family film' and if I hadn't watched any of it beforehand I wouldn't have been aware of how unsuitable it is for family viewing. Really, the '15' certificate it got in Ireland is far more appropriate. It's the references to 'recreational' drug use that I found most inappropriate in a '12' film: during a hockey match, a pupil offers the school nurse 'poppers' to help revive an injured player. The headmistress is shown smoking a joint, and is later offered pills by her clubber secretary. On top of that there's the swearing, the joke about the 'posh totty' running a phone sex line (with jokes about 'oral' exams and being the 'head' girl) and the Damian Hirst inspired sight gag in which Colin Firth, snooping around an empty art classroom, discovers a (apparently dead) pupil floating in a glass tank! I actually found the image quite disturbing. Bear in mind, this is all in the first forty minutes!
So, in my opinion, the film is not suitable for children. However, it is so puerile and so unfunny that neither do I think any adult would enjoy it. Even if I had not found it distasteful, nothing could have made me watch the rest of the movie. Luckily, we only rented it, and it's going straight back in the post a.s.a.p.
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Initial post: 19 Jul 2009 22:37:47 BDT
You missed a great film. It's gets even funnier!!!!!
Oh well one man's meat is another one's poison. My hubby and I couldn't stop laughing:)
Posted on 26 Nov 2012 03:40:27 GMT
Bill Peter says:
If your kids know about "oral" and "head" surely that 's not the fault of the film. Probably the school playground.
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