Film of the Week: Fast Girls
Each week we look at the cinema releases for young kids to teens, under the age of 18.
FILMCLUB Film of The Week:
Fast Girls (2012, 12A)
Director: Regan Hall
Cast: Lenora Crichlow; Lily James; Lashana Lynch; Lorraine Burroughs; Noel Clarke
Celebrate girl power with this uplifting British sports drama that taps into the excitement surrounding the 2012 London Olympics. Set in the tough world of athletics, it’s little predictable but really inspiring story about succeeding against the odds and a female sprint relay team fighting to win gold for the UK.
Their on-the-track struggles are intensified by rivalry between two of the squad members: working-class talent Shania and snooty rich kid Lisa. Public humiliations, heartache and disaster follow, as the clashing pair find their arguments affecting the whole team. With the biggest race of their lives approaching, can the Fast Girls finally pull together, or will Shania and Lisa’s squabbles destroy everyone’s chance of glory?
Lets face it, with the Olympics coming up everyone is after a slice of sporty drama and this film is perfectly timed to get you excited for the Olympic events, especially the track events. While it’s a bit predictable there is plenty of excitement and it does give a great insight into the hard work that goes in for those athletes that you will see lining up at the London Olympic Games in July and August.
Like this? Then also try these great films: Bend it Like Beckham (2002, 12); Soul Surfer (2011, PG); Town Of Runners (2012, PG); Whip It (2009, 12)
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