A group of teenage Scottish girls get to escape from their Fort William catholic school and visit Edinburgh where their school choir is to perform in a competition. It's quite clear from the outset, that singing is the last thing they have on their minds - sex being the pre-eminent one. When they arrive, the girls split up enabling Michael Caton-Jones to run a few parallel story lines involving sexuality, alcohol, bonding, quite a bit of shipping, some soul searching and oh, yes, more alcohol. Sadly for me, anyway, it just served to tick some boxes and reinforce some stereotypes. It is about time some films were made that demonstrate that women have just as many (and as varied) sexual appetites as their male counterparts - and this was an opportunity to bang that particular drum, but instead we get a series of stories that really don't penetrate at all. It's all just a bit immature, puerile - vulgar even; and the ending sums it all up. The acting is fine, and I'd be surprised not to see Abigail Lawrie ("Finnoula") or Tallulah Greive ("Orla") appearing in better roles as they get older. It's OK, this, but maybe more could have made of the opporchancity.
Comedy / Drama
Comedy / Drama
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In 1990s Scotland, a group of Catholic school girls get an opportunity to go into Edinburgh for a choir competition, but they're more interested in drinking, partying and hooking up than winning the competition.
November 16, 2021