Caroline, seeing how happy her son is, gives in and agrees to accept Kim. The majority of the cast were English, with Brooke Shields, Sophia Bush and Nicholas Braun being the exceptions. This is another life can turn around for you when it seems everything's gone up in smoke story. Producer Pippa Cross recalled the moment that they first met, "I remember her walking into the room when we were casting and the director Phil Traill looked at me and raised his eyebrows at me and I said: ‘That's Kim’. EMILY puts two English characters within the framework of a stereotypically French film, deconstructing a common sexual fantasy to explore the moment two strangers meet and attempt to fill their loneliness with each others' need. [4] Bill Nighy filmed his scenes over a period of two weeks,[2] and developed a football rivalry with Ed Westwick with the two actors supporting Manchester United and Chelsea respectively. We have watched it at least twice a week since we bought it! He notices that she has a natural talent. [7] Filming had to be stopped at one point, as the mountain had to be evacuated due to a snow storm. Pretty tomboy Kim Matthews, 19, used to be a champion skateboarder - but now she's stuck in a dead end job trying to support her Dad. Brooke Shields, Bill Nighy and Bill Bailey lend their incomparable talents to this charming and fun-filled comedy. I've watched it on Netflix about 3 times now so decided to buy it. Whilst a touch predictable with a familiar feel to it, the individual and ensemble performances do help to raise a moderate script to a very enjoyable feel-good RomCom of a film. [11] The British premiere was held at Westfield London on 8 February 2011. I just watched it for Felicity Jones because I really liked her in Like Crazy. Rees described Chalet Girl as the pitch that stood out, and Williams began to work on a script. All the family love this film. Martin Talks, chief executive of digital agency Blue Barracuda said of the campaign, "Participation and sharing, such as this, and the convergence of media, like films and the internet, is the future of film making". Traill joked that due to insurance reasons he was only allowed to ski on such recce trips, and so made as many of them as possible. (2011). The two Bill's, Bailey & Nighy, in particular raise this film above average with their very different performances and Felicity Jones is a very engaging lead and has good chemistry with the rest of the cast. A rebellious Malibu princess is shipped off to a strict English boarding school by her father. He persuades her to try out to win a snowboarding competition to win €25,000. As a new year at school begins, Lola's heart is broken by her boyfriend, though soon she's surprised by her best friend, promising musician Kyle, who reveals his feelings for her. Opportunity comes knocking in the form of a catering job in the one of the most exclusive chalets in the Alps. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Georgie, Kim, Mikki and Georgie's friend, Jules (Georgia King) are in the hot tub and they are naked. Kim is instantly attracted to Johnny (Ed Westwick) the rich son of Richard (Bill Nighy) and Caroline (Brooke Shields), although he is in a relationship with girlfriend Chloe (Sophia Bush). Reviewed in the United States on September 27, 2015. [22] This placed it in fourth place during the first week, behind Rango (£1,045,326), Battle: Los Angeles (£874,265) and Unknown (£775,576). Highly recommend this as a light-hearted film. Her friend recommends a job choice as a chalet girl, working in the Alps for rich clients. Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 79% rating based on 42 reviews, with an average score of 5.8 out of 10. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Proceed to checkout ({qq} items) {$$$.$$}, + No Import Fees Deposit & $9.98 Shipping to Netherlands. Kim and Johnny become closer and at the end of a business trip with his father and some potential investors he decides to stay behind, presumably to spend more time with Kim. It has elements of Richard Curtis and that classic English wit, which is great". She trained for six hours a day for four weeks in order to become proficient enough to film. Emilia soon begins an affair with Beth's father that threatens to have devastating consequences. Although she doesn't make a place in the top 20 to be in the final, she is the first reserve having come 21st. Kim does well on all obstacles until she gets to the high jump; she stops as she remembers the car accident again. That figure was the lowest for a top-placed new film since April 2010 with Whip It. Pretty tomboy Kim (Felicity Jones, Like Crazy, Brideshead Revisited) used to be a champion skateboarder, but now she flips burgers to support herself and her dad. [7] She had auditioned a year before filming started and had assumed she hadn't got the part. [22], "Pippa Cross: Ipswich-born film producer scores box office gold with Chalet Girl", "U.K. makes film investment more inviting", "Ed Westwick drives Westfield wild at Chalet Girl premiere", "Rom-com Chalet Girl movie gets social push", "Chalet Girl comes out top of the new releases but fails to scale the heights", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chalet_Girl&oldid=983309982, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Bad Company – Performed by This Is Freedom, No Regrets – Performed by This Is Freedom, This page was last edited on 13 October 2020, at 14:20. Stunning scenery and some good snow board sequences. Hard enough, without the complicating factor of Jonny, her handsome - though spoken for - boss... Lionsgate U.K. Acquires Comedy ‘Made in Italy,’ Starring Liam Neeson, Lionsgate Takes UK Rights To Liam Neeson Starrer ‘Made In Italy’, Lindsay Duncan & Valeria Bilello Join — Cannes, Phil Traill Signs With Verve; Paradigm Inks Ethan Cutkosky, Get into the Mood for the Winter Olympics. She first became involved in the summer of 2009 and felt "extremely flattered as well as terrified" about playing herself on screen. [6] Actor Ed Westwick went into filming as an already accomplished skier, having skied since the age of 12,[5] but wasn't trained on the snowboard, only ever having had one lesson. A coming-of-age drama set in the 1970s Northern Soul underground music scene. Georgie and Kim then proceed to clean the house and pay back for any damage that was done to the house. [4] Shields and Braun struck up a friendship during the filming with Shields describing it in interviews as wanting to "adopt him as my brother".[6]. Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2020. Opportunity comes knocking in the form of a catering job in the one of the most exclusive chalets in the Alps. Williams had previously worked at Working Title Films as a script reader, and described himself as sharing their "commercial sensibility". Chalet Girl received mixed reviews. Sold by Clyde Parks and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. Family loved this film. [6] Her only concern was that Georgie was quite similar to the character she portrayed in St Trinian's and St Trinian's 2. [6], Comedian Bill Bailey plays Bill, the father of Kim. Mikki fails to make the high jump and ends up breaking his arm, which takes him out of the chance of winning. Former skateboard champion Kim wants to make more money after her mother's tragic death. Producer Pippa Cross recalled the moment that they first met, "I remember her walking into the room when we were casting and the director Phil Traill looked at me and raised his eyebrows at me and I said: ‘That's Kim’. I never buy used but I just love this movie and couldn't get it on so player or bud.. no where and it's perfect condition ty to this seller I will be checking in with them for future purchases!! Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2019. [20] Sophie Ivan for Film4 compared Chalet Girl to those from Working Title Films, saying that it was the first British comedy since then that "won't make you want to stick pins in your eyes", and gave three and a half stars.

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