Re-Watch Review: Chalet Girl


Pretty tomboy Kim Matthews, 19, used to be a champion skateboarder – but now she’s stuck in a dead-end job trying to support her Dad. Opportunity comes knocking in the form of a catering job in one of the most exclusive chalets in the Alps. At first, Kim’s baffled by this bizarre new world of posh people, champagne and skiing – but then she discovers snowboarding, and the chance to win some much-needed prize money at the big end-of-season competition. But before she can become a champion again, Kim’s going to have to dig deep to overcome her fears. Hard enough, without the complicating factor of Jonny, her handsome boss.


Felicity Jones…Kim Matthews

Ed Westwick…Jonny

Bill Nighy…Richard

Brooke Shields…Caroline

Bill Bailey…Bill Matthews

Jo Martin…Lexi

Tamsin Egerton…Georgie

Georgia King…Jules

Sophia Bush…Chloe

Best character

I adore Felicity Jones so I’m obviously choosing Kim for this. I do need to give a special mention to Georgie though, she’s actually the funniest character. 

Favourite scenes

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Best quotes and one liners

INTERVIEWER: You’re a lovely girl, but I’m just not sure…

KIM: Let me try. You’re just not sure I’m the right kind of girl for your clients. It’s hard to say why exactly, but it’s probably something to do with the fact that I’m not called Arabella, or Isabella, or anything-Bella. That I don’t have hundred-quid highlights, perfect nails, or, I’m just guessing here, expensively trimmed pubes. So even though I might be the only person with actual experience, and actual work in the actual real world, and you know I’d try really really hard, I’m just not the right kind of girl. Is that about the size of it?

INTERVIEWER: About there, yes. [picks up phone] This is Bella.

GEORGIE: Three golden rules of chalet girling. One, no friends up in the chalet. Two, you can party all you like as long as breakfast is on the table at eight. You oversleep, you can pack your bags.

KIM: Friends, breakfast – check.

GEORGIE: Three, no sleeping with the clients. Unless they’re fit. Or minted. Or hitting on you.

KIM: Basically there’s only two rules.

GEORGIE: Basically, yeah.

GEORGIE: Do you want to prep the veg?

KIM: I live to prep veg. [picks up the carrots] Alright, come one, carrots, we’ve got a big game coming up! I want to see each and every one of you giving 110%!

GEORIGE: Are you done?

KIM: Yeah.

RICHARD: [pointing at a helicopter] You ever been in one of these things?

KIM: Yeah, we have one at home. This one’s pretty small actually.

RICHARD: Do we pay extra for irony?

KIM: No, the irony’s free, it’s the sarcasm you’re paying for. Ironically…

KIM: My mum always used to say, “You’ve got brains in your head, feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”

JONNY: Clever girl, your mum.

KIM: What is it with you people walking in on me naked?

JONNY: Congratulations. So I guess your hourly rate just shot through the roof?

KIM: Oh right, it’s the lying bastard.

JONNY: Technically, I never lied to you.

KIM: Withholding-the-truth bastard.

JONNY: I’ve never kissed a girl in a helmet before.

KIM: Safety first!

Final thoughts and fun facts

This is one of those films that I know is pretty crap but I love it. My boyfriend constantly makes fun of me for loving this film.

I didn’t fancy Ed Westwick in Gossip Girl before watching this film and then I realised he’s actually British and *swoon*. Changed my life forever.

Mikki says that he enters the snowboard competition every year but the competition is sponsored by Roxy. This is the female side of Quiksilver and as such their comps are only for female competitors, making it impossible for him to enter.

The quote attributed to Kim’s mother “You’ve got brains in your head. You’ve got feet in your shoes.” is from Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go”.

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