The main focus of this film is 14-year-old Georgia Nicholson (played by Georgia Groome), who experiences a life-changing embarrassment at a party. Determined to grow up, she gets the perfect opportunity when she meets Robbie (played by Aaron Johnson). With her Ace Gang” by her side, she declares that it’s time to start “boy stalking.” In pursuit of the “sex god,” she’s willing to do whatever it takes – even lying, manipulating, or pretending to lose her cat Angus (hence the name). However, this may not be the best decision for her. You’ll find out for yourself as you watch this romantic comedy unfold and enjoy plenty of humor, wit, and lighthearted real-life moments.
This film explores coming of age with happenings such as a first kiss, and is aimed at teen girls. However, it has enough warmth and charisma to attract a wider audience. Actress Georgia Groome’s smart timing and her reactions to situations create a comedy feeling that anyone can appreciate.
The stereotypical representations of teenage life in movies are usually never accurate. They are either extremely exaggerated, as in Mean Girls, or overly passive. However, the characters in this 2008 rom-com meet chick flick feel authentic, with a good sense of purpose and an underlying message of coming of age.