Take a Girl Like You (2000)

Set in the 1950s, it follows the progress of twenty year old Jenny Bunn, as she moves from her family home in the North of England to a London suburb to teach primary school children. Jenny is a traditional Northern working-class girl whose striking good looks are in sharp contrast to her prosaic upbringing, and to her strong belief that a girl should preserve her virginity until her wedding night. Because of her attractiveness, Jenny's views on virginity and marriage cause conflicts. The film centres on the (increasingly desperate and cruel) attempts of Patrick Standish, a 30 year old schoolmaster at the local grammar school, to seduce Jenny, against a backdrop of his skirmishes with his school authorities and with the shabby, suburban middle class milieu in which the film is set.

Directing:
  • Nick Hurran

Writing:
  • Andrew Davies
  • Kingsley Amis

Stars:
Release Date: 2000-11-26
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  • Country: GB, US
  • Language: en
  • Runtime: 162
Hugh Bonneville
Hugh Bonnevil...
Julian Ormerod
Sienna Guillory
Sienna Guillo...
Jenny Bunn
Rupert Graves
Rupert Graves
Patrick Standish
Robert Daws
Robert Daws
Dick Thompson
Emma Chambers
Emma Chambers
Martha Thompson
Jeff Rawle
Jeff Rawle
Mr. Charlton
Amelia Warner
Amelia Warner
Shiela Torkingham
Marsha Fitzalan
Marsha Fitzal...
Lady Dot Edgerstone
Leslie Phillips
Leslie Philli...
Lord Archie Edgerstone
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