02.27.10

Perfect Snogging=Full Frontal Snogging

Posted in Louise Rennison at 4:25 pm by Janet

A couple weeks ago I spent a Saturday afternoon watching Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging, the movie version of the first two (?) books in the Georgia Nicolson series. Sadly, the movie didn’t live up to the books. Masimo didn’t appear and Dave the Laugh only had a small part. Georgia showed actual warm and positive feelings toward her parents. There was NO MENTION of the Tarts Wardrobe. Probably my biggest problem was that my mental image of Georgia (a teenage British Bridget, as I have mentioned before and of course mean in the best possible way) didn’t match up with the girl on the screen. Alas, this is the danger of watching any film adaptation of a movie. This adaptation was particularly disappointing because Georgia’s hilarious internal voice, expressed so uniquely in the books, just didn’t come through.

OK, OK, to be fair, if I hadn’t read all the books AND if I were 12, I would have liked this movie. It was a fun little romp with cute rocker boys. And there were some bright spots: Angus (even though he didn’t look like a Scottish Wild Cat) and Georgia’s kissing lesson. But long story short, I’m here to tell you that I watched it so you won’t have to.

2 Comments »

  1. Amanda said,

    February 28, 2010 at 9:53 am

    What a relief. Thanks, Janet, for taking on the movie-watching responsibility so the rest of us don’t have to.

  2. Bridget said,

    March 2, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I agree with Amanda, although I wouldn’t be surprised if, in a weak moment, I end up watching it. I always have hope that books-to-movies will be better than they are. Has anyone seen The Lightning Thief movie? I wonder how that one is doing.

Leave a Comment