[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Welcome to girl world.
Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
Let me tell you something about Mean Girls. I thought it would be crap. I know, right? It's so embarrassing. I don't even... Whatever. So then about about eight months ago, I saw the ratings for it and so I started the movie with the assumption that it would be totally awful but then I started howling with laughter, and my other movies were like, weirdly jealous of it. Like, if I would skip past them to watch Mean Girls, they'd be like, "Why didn't you watch me?" And I'd be like, "Why are you so obsessed with me?" So then, for my birthday party, which was a marathon of my favourite comedies, I was like, "other movies, I can't…
Unlike the work of the majority of hacks who couldn't create a proper social satire if their life depended on it, Mark Waters is a masterful filmmaker with a true bite for commentary, elegantly combining a pop narrative with timeless humor to create a social critique that would make Bunuel brush.
Armed with Lindsay Lohan, the Anna Karina to Waters' Godard, Waters traverses the American high school landscape, like a tiger on the prowl, effectively critiquing all the "cliques" one might find in such a traditional setting. The titular Mean Girls (amusingly named "The Plastics") may be the center target of Waters gaze, but no one in this film is perfect. Deep down, everyone is a "Mean Girl".
You smell like a baby prostitute.
It seems like a different world in an alternate Universe. Lindsay Lohan was kinda cute, didn't look like she was on crack and people thought she had a promising film career ahead of her. To be fair, even though she's great in the part and the rest of the cast as well, the real reason this film is so good has less to do with them or even director Mark Waters and everything to do with the script written by Tina Fey.
Fey's story here, loosely based on the self-help book Queen Bees and Wannabes, manages to be a bit raunchy with rapid fire jokes and one-liners all the while having an…
Who doesn't love this classic?
I don't care if it's a guilty pleasure, it's funny and twisted in equal measure. Plus, the moment when the principal takes out the baseball bat is one of the most epic moments in the history of high school comedies.
Also, Mean Girls is so quotable you could have a ten minute conversation just with lines from the film.
No, I'm not kidding. This is something else. Check it out now. One of my favorite comedies in general, Mean Girls is so fetch.
Mean Girls is everything I did not expect: a biting social commentary with hilariously accurate caricatures and situations, and, for once, a positive manner of explaining the lives of teenage girls. It may be, as Jake put it, a modern masterpiece, lbr, because it has that special something that helps its transcend the trappings of its time. The only thing about it that has aged is the outfits.
I wish I’d watched Mean Girls in tenth grade. Maybe I wouldn’t have hated everybody so much, or cracked mean jokes among friends because I knew I’d get laughs. Maybe I wouldn’t have always hesitated to be enthusiastic about my interests just in case everybody thought I was weird for, you know,…
"I can fit my whole fist in my mouth. Wanna see? I'm kinda psychic. I have a fifth sense. It's like I have ESPN or something. My breast can always tell when it's going to rain" - Karen
It's funny that I have been saying that ESPN quote for years, but never knew what it was from. Who would of thought that the director who brought us such classics like "Ghost of Girlfriends Past" or "Just Like Heaven" would create such a wonderful social satire like Mean Girls. Mean Girls is funny enough on its own, but the satire captures high school bitches and cliques just all to well. It is literally best satire on High School that exists, and…
Really should be much better considering Tina Fey wrote it and the future stars in the cast: Lizzie Caplan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and of course the wasted potential of Lindsey Lohan. But this is pretty typical comedy of the Hollywood variety: a few chuckles here and there, one or two humorous line deliveries, and then a bellylaugh out of nowhere (the weepy girl at the apology encounter) due to pure absurdity. The African wildlife metaphors aren't funny the first time, depressing the third and fourth time the joke is attempted. When the biggest laughs in the film belong to Tina Fey's SNL friends (Amy Poehler steals every scene just by being in it; Tim Meadows' delivery of even the mundane lines crackle with comic timing) you have a problem. The film grinds away at its plot and then it's over.
Mean Girls is one of my biggest guilty movie pleasures. At its core, Mean Girls seems to be nothing more than a fluffy, girly, poorly-written, ninety minute soap opera. But Mean Girls succeeds significantly in being anything but that. It is a smart movie that can adhere to many demographics with some universal themes, even if it occasionally succumbs to the "just another teen movie" genre.
Lindsay Lohan stars in this Tina Fey-written high school comedy as a new girl at a public high school, after having lived for twelve years in Africa. She is unfamiliar with social conventions and how to act around her peers, and has immense trouble making friends, at least initially. This is primarily where Mean…
The last time I saw Mean Girls was at least three or four years ago. I actually started watching it on the afternoon of my graduation before the formal because I wanted to see it again while I was still in high school, but I didn't get to finish it.
I can't believe how old this movie is now. It's really sad. Still funny though.
Stop trying to make fetch happen
Well, it is not my fault that these girls are so hot that I actually re-watched it. They are, but just because a movie has pretty girls in it does not mean that it is a good movie, and its not. It is funny at some points, and the characters are developed enough, but I just didn't care about anything that was going on. It was worth a re-watch I guess, but I wont go out of my way to watch it again.
Film#5 of Scavenger Hunt#2
Task#27 : A film no one would expect you to love
Karen: If you're from Africa, why are you white?
Gretchen: Oh my God, Karen, you can't just ask people why they're white.
Mean Girls is so totally fetch
I expected it to be this chick flick designed for teenagers but in a twist it was an awesome movie.
The script well made by Tina Fey was so humorous that every scene has at least one part that would make me laugh.
Speaking of Tina Fey, I personally think she's attractive and overall a great writer.
Why did Lindsay Lohan had to be a train wreck and take drugs ? She could have been a…
I wish we could all get along like we used to in middle school... I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy...
3 brothers and one bag of popcorn
Finally decided to stop being the last person in North America not to have seen this decade-old high school comedy-- Way funnier than I expected it to be, mostly due to Tina Fey's spot-on writing, which moves between teen-movie-conventions and the kind of rapid fire non sequitirs that made 30 Rock consistently entertaining. Great performances, especially by Lindsay Lohan in the lead, in the years before she came became an instant TMZ punchline.
i liked it... i dont have much more to say
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
In early June, 2013, my best friend killed herself.
She took a cab to the middle of nowhere and vanished,…