While waiting for some good news (hopefully) from Naumi Hotel, I watched a DVD of Chalet Girl, which stars Felicity Jones as Kim, a former skateboarding champion who loses her zest for the sport when her mother dies in a car accident.
Bored with life and to make ends meet, she takes a winter job as a chalet girl in Austria, where she meets Johnny, the rich heir, played by Ed Westwick.
The movie made me feel like a 20-something again, made me wish I was skinny, European, and liked snow (I truly hate winter). Made me wish I was so cool I could snowboard and had access to a chalet. (Unfortunately the closest I have been to a chalet is the Old Swiss Inn restaurant in Makati.)
I just love the setting of the movie because I’ve got my eye on the Chalet Dolce Vita in Italy, not because of skiing, I just really like how cozy this looks.
Felicity Jones is a wonderful discovery for me as it’s the first time I’ve ever seen her. Not your typical girly girl, she transforms from chalet girl into the snowboarding champ who gets the boy.
It’s nice to hear Ed Westwick in his natural British accent and watch Brooke Shields as his snobby mom, a former Concorde air hostess who married rich (Bill Nighy).
Two of my favorite characters are played by Sophia Bush, as Chloe (Ed Westwick’s sosy fiancée) and Mikki, the “single guy from Finland” who teaches Kim how to snowboard.
So heartwarming, I watched it twice 🙂