DVD Reviews DVD Reviews 2011

Chalet Girl

Directed by Phil Traill, starring Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick & Bill Nighy

Kim (Jones) is a 19 year-old ex-skateboarder working in a burger bar. When she stumbles into a ‘chalet girl’ job, she’s completely out of her element on the snow and with the Madsen family; her uber-posh employers and their ultra-cool son Jonny (Westwick). Kim just can’t seem to get it right, and worst of all, she can’t even ski. So finding a dusty snowboard, she begins to teach herself and realises her real talent is out there on the slopes.

As Jonny and Kim grow closer, and the competition draws nearer, Kim could have the world at her feet – a chance at real love and at a championship title – but can she overcome the odds and obstacles to triumph?

No question that this little Brit-Com is a jump up from Phil Trainll’s first nightmare of a film, All About Steve. What can I say, I delightful RomCom with all the usual twists and truns we’ve come to expect from them, so certinly worth watching.

Verdict: Less sugary than it could have been and an enjoyable ride. ***

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