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You know what they say about Dutch girls

  • Aug 4, 2010
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Hockey players from a Scottish prep school head to Amsterdam for a tournament and the boys, all big talkers but completely inexperienced, expect to make time with the local girls despite the watchful eye of their nerdy chaperone (Bill Paterson). Shy Neil (Colin Firth) finds himself attracted to a lovely young blonde while oafish Lyndon (Timothy Spall) turns out to be the Lothario of the group.

This 1985 film is mainly a chance to see a very young Colin Firth in action. While he's not nearly the heartthrob he would later become, he's still sweet and sympathetic. The action revolves around him, however, and he's often just a spectator. The spotlight is really shared by Paterson as the hilariously strict yet clueless coach and Spall who is quite convincing as a repulsive and slovenly rich kid. James Wilby is also good in a small role.

The script doesn't break any new ground, but it's a pleasant, lightweight film about the trials of growing up that will bring a few smiles.
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August 04, 2010
Sounds like a decent enough film. May check it out if I come across it.
 
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