[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.
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.
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…
"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…
"There are two kinds of evil people in this world. Those who do evil stuff and those who see evil stuff being done and don't try to stop it."
So I finally got round to watching this. And it was just as good as everyone said it was. Probably one of the funniest and most quotable films I've seen, this is another great entry in the high school movie genre. Basically, it's just brilliant and I'm ashamed that I've only just seen it. Sorry.
Is it idiotic to think that this movie could be considered a classic? I don't think so. Mean Girls captured what social culture was like during it's time period with excellence. It had so many memorable quotes and scenes that are constantly repeated by fans of the movie. I can definitely see myself re-watching this movie because of it's hilarious scenes and quotable lines.
I liked it better the second time.
There is an undeniable pleasure to watching Mean Girls, but that doesn't mean I have to admit I like it.... does it?
Mean Girls is a kind of update of Clueless, released roughly a decade after Amy Hecklerling’s makeover masterpiece. In this case, though, the story is told from the point of view of the person getting the makeover – Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan), who finds herself adopted by “Queen Bee” Regina George (Rachel McAdams) – which is perhaps why the film itself is less confidently or emphatically of its time than Clueless. Where Cher’s narration made for a film that was inviolable in its sense of hip, its ability to make over even the most uncool viewer with a new canon of taste, Cady’s narration makes it feel a bit more like Mean Girls is trying to articulate a period of…
Just rewatched Mean Girls. I rate this movie based on my enjoyment of it, although I recognize that it is not the /perfect/ social commentary (and then again, what is?) Even so, I really appreciate Mean Girls for being a piece of media that explores the dynamic between teenage girls that is so often completely generalized and trivialized as stupid girl bullshit. When really, as a teenage girl, your social life is important to you and your identity is important to you. At the time, that stuff is just your LIFE, man! If we could stop worrying and making mistakes, we would. But adolescence gets ugly, one way or another. Take it from a teenage girl.
As I previously mentioned,…
I'd call it a guilty pleasure, but I ain't even guilty.
I know, I know, we should stop trying to make "fetch" happen, but I think we are all aware of just how fetch Mean Girls is.
As good as teen movies get, Mean Girls, penned by Tina Fey, is sharp, acerbic, witty and endlessly quotable. Great performances across the board (Lohan, McAdams, Seyfried etc), this steps away from it's demographic to be a truly great film. Endlessly rewatchable.
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