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Fast Girls

3

A glossy, girl-power athletics drama

Surprisingly slow out of the blocks, this glossy, girl-power athletics drama about the UK relay-team rivalry between feisty council-estate sprinter Shania (Lenora Crichlow) and her posh rival Lisa (Lily James) feels like a TV movie on steroids.

Noel Clarke, who co-scripted and co-stars, doesn’t get any Kidulthood-style grit going, though Crichlow’s gutsy performance has you rooting for her.

Rookie director Regan Hall makes London look slick and the women’s relay look sexy. But the cookie-cutter, underdog-triumphs plot makes this family-friendly film feel more like StreetDance-in-spikes than Chariots Of Fire.

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