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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.

Powder Girl (Chalet Girl)
Powder Girl (Chalet Girl)

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.

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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.

Powder Girl (Chalet Girl)
Powder Girl (Chalet Girl)

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).

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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.

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So heartwarming, I watched it twice 🙂

http://chaletgirl-movie.com/

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tish

thanks for blogging about this. I downloaded and totally enjoyed watching it!

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Yay! Ed Westwick is Luurrvvee!

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Anonymous

this movie re-ignited my love for Ed Westwick!!! Chuck Bass is just so pathetic now.

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Felicity Jones = British Kristen Stewart
(looks-wise)

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Bill Nighy. I still would. Vic Sotto has nothing on him.

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Tara

Am I the only one who didn’t like the movie? 🙁

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I watched it last month just accidentally out of boredom and to my surprise, yes it heartwarming. I never thought i would love this movie. Not  to be biased because there’s “CHUCK BASS” but i really like the plot and yes the setting :). At first, I didn’t like the girl, as if she’s too you and too small for Ed but they clicked together at the latter part of the movie. It’s nice to see Ed being nice and just plain sweet in a movie. HE’s soo cute and yes, i love his natural british accent too. I didn’t… Read more »

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Knowing Singaporeans,(Ive lived and worked there for 10 yrs) dont count on the anything from the Naumi Hotel.

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CVS Reply:

sad reality

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The first picture is funny. There are some days when I feel like that about everything. Will try to catch this film 🙂

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i looked for the movie to download right after i read this post.  I wanna watch Ed Westwick play a character other than Chuck! Thanks for sharing!

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Kittygo

I’m a chalet girl EVERY WINTER and if you want my job you can have it!! Buti kung maid and driver lang ako but i have to entertain at dinner AND SKI well and make conversation at lunch, tea breaks,coffee breaks, grocery shopping, etc..PLUS wake up early to get ready because I’m so slow and need to put on so many layers of clothes, face cream and make-up (bec you have to look good on and off the slopes in Megeve).not to mention when there is a natural disaster like the baha in my sous-sol (basement) last month…AND when the… Read more »

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Ang pogi naman ni Ed Westwick 🙂

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You should see Like Crazy. 🙂

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Ed Westwick AND Bill Nighy? SOLD! …I like Sophia Bush, too.

Gosh. Ed. If he’s going to be the one I’m cooking for and, apparently, helping get dressed, go! I’ll apply for the chalet girl position na rin!

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I love this movie!!! Well, mostly because Ed Westwick stars in it 🙂 Learned about this movie from Ms. Joyce of Publicity Asia 🙂

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finally. a romcom i can look forward to! thanks for sharing 🙂

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Watch her on Like Crazy. It’s the opposite of that movie, depressing but her acting was really good. Thanks for the recommendation! 🙂

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Eileen Cooking

Would love to watch this movie.  Did you watch it online if yes which site?  Thanks and Happy Chinese New Year to you and your lovely family =)  [Reply]CVS Reply:January 23rd, 2012 at 1:28 PMi watched on DVD but you can download on vuze.com [Reply]Nicoleortega Reply:January 25th, 2012 at 3:11 AMHi C, where did u get the dvd for this movie from? Wanna see it too! Pls advise. [Reply]CVS Reply:January 25th, 2012 at 8:58 AMi’ll just lend it to you when Grace is done 🙂 CVS Reply:January 25th, 2012 at 8:59 AMNicole! you can download from vuze.com. If not, I’ll… Read more »

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Ed Westwick is getting hotter every time I see him. And I’d marry Bill Nighy any day. He’s so sophisticated and funny and charming and tall and skinny. But I’m already married to a sophisticated, funny, charming, tall and skinny guy na pala! 🙂

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Oh, my gulay.  Ed Westick is so… AAAAAH!  I’d say “ikot-panty” but I don’t wear panties.  Chuuuuuck Baaaasssss!  Ed Westwiiiiiccckkk!

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