High school oddball Gregory (Gordon Sinclair, Local Hero) discovers that the only thing better than scoring on the soccer field is scoring off it in this "ever delightful adolescent romantic comedy" (The Village Voice) tha... more »t won a British Academy Award for Best Screenplay. "Likable andlight-hearted" (The Hollywood Reporter), this delightful Scottish film triumphs with "sweetness, good humor, a gentle, compassionate spirit and winning performances" (Los Angeles Times)! Gregory is upset. He's been bumped from his position on the soccer team by a girl! However, his anger turns to frustration when he realizes that he's not only jealous of his replacement he's also in love with her! And though she agrees to go out on a date with him, Gregory finds that, as both a player and a love interest, she kicks well above his head! "Fresh, true, funny [and] full of charm" (The New Republic), Gregory's Girl is the match of the day!« less
Lisa J. (farmdog) from ATLANTA, GA Reviewed on 4/4/2008...
Hilarious movie, if you like subtle, understated humor. It helps a lot to turn on the subtitles, unless you're from Scotland and can understand the accent. Geeky guy has a crush on a cool girl. His even geekier friends provide a running subplot. It can make you squirm as you remember your own adolescent spaziness, but also brings back smiles to those of us who remember the 80's. This is from Bill Forsyth, who did Local Hero, another GREAT low-key but hilarious film.
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Maybe the best film about young love?
North Idaho Dad | 11/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Finally, "Gregory's Girl" is out on DVD... I can throw away my worn out old VHS copy. There are several surprising things about this DVD for Americans who are accustomed to the cable or VHS version of the movie... First, many small scenes were edited out of the US version. Why? I can't tell... The scenes seem harmless enough. However, the biggest shock on this DVD is the original Scottish soundtrack. All these years, those dozens and dozens of viewings, those classic lines that are stuck in my head ("It's a well known fact.")... They simply sound BETTER in the original dialogue. What studio executive pinhead thought it would be a good idea to re-record the dialogue with more British-sounding voices? The moral of the story here is: Watch this DVD with the Scottish soundtrack and it will almost be like watching a new movie. And I thank the non-pinheads at MGM for including both audio versions so we could make the choice.This movie is, quite simply, a beautifully crafted, intelligent, witty, sweet look at awkward adolescence. I never tire of it, and now that it's on DVD I know I'll never wear it out."
Thanks for ruining the movie
photo guy | Carp, Ontario Canada | 09/23/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Very quickly, this is a wonderful, gentle comedy which plays well to people who understand British humour. But why, why, why did the studio cut parts out? The DVD format could easily hold the entire movie. My recommendation is to buy the VHS tape, it's cheaper anyway and it shows the movie uncut. To the studio staff who made the decision to cut parts out....thanks for nothing."
Easy on the sugar, lady!!
Simon Le Brit | 12/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"having attended a state high school on the west coast of scotland in the 80's i can categorically state that this film captures exactly the mood of the west-coast scottish schoolboy of the time. Forsythe uses Jacques Tati type humour to put his vision across. And what a vision it is-- hormones, confusion and utterly gorgeous midsummer Scottish sunshine and blonde haired girls. C'mon, there's a world out there, and it's our's 'cause we're young and immortal. Watching the country park scenes now as a 31 year old I realise that being young was stoopid but great. This film is the only truly scotch classic. Forget those Edinburgh trainspotting depressive drug users, the drug is life and Glasgow is the best city in the world, like new york but without the commuting time."
Outstanding coming-of-age movie
noleander | 11/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A fantastic movie. Very charming and romantic. Proves once and for all that you can make a great movie without sex, violence, or car chases. The story is timeless, and the emotions really hit home. I saw this way back in the 1980's and absolutely loved it then. Since then, I've been searching for it in the rental stores, but never finding it. Maybe I'll break down and buy the darn thing. Highly recommended for all age groups."