Chalet Girl Reviews
Though the script is turgid, predictable and quite irresponsible, the film succeeds where it needs to, where Felicity Jones rises above all the dross with a shining leading performance which put her on the showbiz map. It's just a shame that the script called for her character to spending way too much time chasing a tedious pretty boy who doesn't deserve her.
Not an ordinary chalet girl though.
In approximately eight weeks we see the chalet girl in question, a character named Kim Matthews transform from a working class CHAV Cockney being at the beck and call of some snooty banking family to a snowboarding champion getting the bloke in the process. Very Rocky Balboa in unrealism!
The scenery is at times breathtaking and could have been taken straight from the opening sequence of James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me.
Comic Bill Bailey plays a character interestingly called Bill (Kims dad). I had to sympathise with his cooking skills!
The film has several sentimental moments as Kim suffers flashbacks of her late mothers death in a horrific car accident.
Brooke Shields plays an unsympathetic posh mother who used to be a Concorde air hostess. Bill Nighy is her husband.
The only other person I recognised was Neils dad of The Inbetweeners TV series and films.
A super film especially for the girls though anyone can enjoy it.