[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…
To quote myself in my Pitch Perfect review (Yes I'm quoting myself let me live);
"people only like this for the memes"
Probably the best teen comedy of the 2000s.
Full review and analysis on GoodTrash GenreCast episode 138.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Sometimes there are movies that no matter how many great reviews I read, no matter how many people whose opinion I trust talk it up, no matter how many reasons I have to watch it, for some reason, I just never do. For a decade now, I’ve been reading great reviews for Mean Girls and having people’s whose opinion I trust tell me I need to see Mean Girls. So, it may have taken ten years, but I finally saw Mean Girls.
After being home schooled by her anthropologist parents in the wilds of Africa, 16 year old Cady (Lindsay Lohan) enters a regular school for the first time in her life. She quickly makes friends with Lizzy Caplan as…
That script is so sharp. It's a lot of fun.
It's just good, you know?
Watched this on Netflix in Canada with bae. Grool!
"You can't sit with us!"
An awesome film, and most definitely the peak of Lohan's career.
I will never not be watching this movie.
A top candidate for the most re-watched and quoted movie of my generation.
It's still as funny as ever, after countless viewings. Impossible to pick my favorite lines of dialogue, scenes, characters, performances, etc.
But here's one:
"HELL NAH! I did not leave the South Side for this!"
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
In early June, 2013, my best friend killed herself.
She took a cab to the middle of nowhere and vanished,…