Chalet Girl


Charming and proudly cheesy British comedy Discuss this article

This loud, silly and surprisingly fun British comedy would be tough to bear without Felicity Jones or Bill Nighy and their easy-going charm and shoulder-shrugging approach to the wonky material in their hands. Jones gamely plays against type as Kim, a teen server in a fast-food joint who lives with her unemployed father (Bill Bailey) and takes a job as a hostess – or chalet girl – at an upscale Austrian skiing resort to pay the bills.

Cheesy and proud of it, Chalet Girl has no pretensions beyond inspiring laughs and gathering empathy for an endearing central character. It pulls it off by balancing wild characters with a down-to-earth approach to Kim, driven by Jones’s grounded and likeable performance.

By Dave Calhoun
Time Out Doha,

Chalet Girl

  • Duration: 97
  • Released: Thu, 12 Jan
  • Classification: PG15
  • Language: English
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  • Director: Phil Traill
  • Stars: Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick, Bill Nighy, Brooke Shields, Tamsin Egerton, Bill Bailey, Sophia Bush

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