School for Seduction

"Good"

School for Seduction Review


It's one of those lighthearted films which can only be described as "cute." And in fact, its premise ought to feel awfully familiar to you by now. In School for Seduction, the impossibly gorgeous Kelly Brook stars as one Sophia Rosselini, an Italian sexpot who arrives in Newcastle, England, to host a "seduction" class for the local working girls. In between classes, the film teaches us about the personal struggles of the gals (namely their troubles with men, hence the need for a seduction class), and eventually they come into their own.

Now this formula has been employed far and wide (and has become particularly popular in UK comedies), spurred on by the success of The Full Monty. Now we've got Shall We Dance?, Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School, and Seduction.

Fortunately, Seduction offers a few twists on the rapidly degenerating format, not the least of which is the comely Brook in the lead role. Her lessons in the feminine wiles don't amount to much more than teaching her charges to pout and stroke things sexily, but that doesn't mean she isn't wholly watchable. Meanwhile, the students have some interesting stories to tell, as well. Most reports from dates to this movie show the film faring equally well among men and women. It's easy to see why.

There's a third-act twist that takes Seduction into weird territory that dulls the otherwise light comedy of the film by taking it into a darker area. It doesn't ruin the film, but instead feels more like padding added to give what would have otherwise been a 70-minute movie a little meatier running time. Otherwise, School for Seduction is a breezy and fun little comedy that, while hardly a masterpiece, is mostly harmless.



School for Seduction

Facts and Figures

Run time: 104 mins

In Theaters: Friday 3rd December 2004

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

IMDB: 5.1 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Sue Heel

Producer: Christine Alderson, Steve Bowden, Angad Paul

Starring: as Sophia Rosselini, as Giovanni

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