Gregory's Girl (1981)

Gregory's Girl



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

The sophomore film of Scottish director Bill Forsyth was his first international hit, a typically quirky comedy set amongst colorful Scottish teenagers. Gregory (John Gordon Sinclair) is a normal, gangly, hormonally-challenged student who, like his pals, has begun to discover the charms of the opposite sex, particularly those of Dorothy (Dee Hepburn), the new girl in school and a talented soccer player. Dorothy joins the team, and Gregory instantly becomes smitten with her. Gregory's affections … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Bill Forsyth
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 6, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment



as Dorothy

as Phil Menzies

as Headmaster

as Alistair

as Gregory's father
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for Gregory's Girl

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.


Critic Reviews for Gregory's Girl

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

Much of the pic's peculiar fascination comes from tangential scenes, limning each character's odd obsession, be it food, girls, soccer, or just watching the traffic drive by.

Full Review… | August 6, 2007
Top Critic

Quirky and utterly endearing.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Maybe only grown-ups should see this movie. You know, people who have gotten over the pains of unrequited love (hollow laugh).

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

It floats effortlessly over its landscape, seeing all from a marvelously cockeyed perspective all its own.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

It's hard to warm to a film as intentionally slight and safe as this.

Full Review… | April 20, 2001
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A charming but slight teen movie about sports, a first romance and growing up.

Full Review… | March 26, 2013
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Gregory's Girl


I so don't get British humor.

Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer


There is only one thing negative I could say about Gregory's makes you sad that the innocence of first love and first dates is gone forever, and also makes me wish my school had been as cool as Gregory's. Excellent performances by all and sundry, no attempts to sacrifice realism for laughs and Clare Grogan at her prettiest. Special mention must be given to the music, wonderfully twee and with a kind of nostalgic delight. Only Bill Forsyth seems able to avoid mawkishness yet still make utterly inoffensive and delectable movies. One of my top ten favourite films and one I never stop enjoying.

Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer

This movie was disappointing, it's not that bad, it's okay, it's just disappointing. It's an interesting look at young love, but it's not funny, and the story is kind of all over the place at times. Overall, it's just okay.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Gregory's Girl Quotes

– Submitted by Frances H (22 months ago)
– Submitted by Frances H (22 months ago)

Discussion Forum

Discuss Gregory's Girl on our Movie forum!