The first character to be introduced and main focus of this film is 14 year old Georgia Nicholson (Georgia Groome), who finds that her perception of life changes after drastically embarrassing herself at a party. Now she plans to grow up, and no sooner than she makes this decision does she get the perfect opportunity to act a little more mature in the form of Robbie (Aaron Johnson). With her ‘Ace Gang’ at hand she states “It’s boy stalking time!”. In pursuit of the ‘sex-god’ she is willing to do whatever it takes, whether that’s lying, manipulating or even pretending to lose her cat, Angus (hence the name). This probably isn’t the best decision for her but you’ll find that out for yourself as you watch this rom-com unfold and enjoy many instances of humour, wit and light hearted ‘real-life’ moments.
Aimed at teen girls, this film explores coming of age with happenings such as a first kiss, however it’s got enough warmth and charisma to attract a wider audience. Actress Georgia Groome’s smart timing and in particular her reactions to situations create that comedy feeling anyone can appreciate.
The stereotypical representations of teenage life in movies are usually never right. Either they’re extremely exaggerated, for example in Mean Girls or they are just overly passive. The angle on the characters in this 2008 rom-com meet chick flick feels right, not over the top with a good sense of purpose and an underlining message of coming of age.