Gregory's Girl (1981) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Gregory's Girl (1981)



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In this charming and frequently hilarious comedy, an awkward Scottish schoolboy is hopelessly in love with the independent female goalie who replaced him on the school soccer team. Luckily, he has a 10-year-old sister to whom he can turn for advice on love!

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Dee Hepburn
as Dorothy
Jake D'Arcy
as Phil Menzies
Chic Murray
as Headmaster
John Bett
as Alistair
David Anderson
as Gregory's father
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Critic Reviews for Gregory's Girl

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

Bill Forsyth, formerly a maker of industrial films, made Gregory's Girl for $400,000 with a cast of non-professionals. It provides more pure entertainment than many of Hollywood's overproduced epics.

October 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

August 6, 2007 | Full Review…

Quirky and utterly endearing.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

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

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

May 20, 2003 | Full Review…

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

April 20, 2001 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gregory's Girl


I so don't get British humor.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

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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
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
Aj V

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