[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…
Wonderfully observant in its social commentary, Mean Girls is still funny all these years later. It's hugely quotable and the 4 lead girls do a good job carrying the film.
Enjoyable and observant. Fey's dialogue and one-liners leave you smiling at plenty of places throughout the script that make it more than 'another teen movie'. Though the ending is quite traditional (read: unmemorable) there's enough throughout the rest of the film to give it its own style. Well paced with helpful narration, one of my faves of the genre.
We watched this in Myths and Legends because the story perfectly follows the hero's journey. I'm a horrible pretentious movie snob, but I still love this movie. Because I'm a living human being.
Iconic. Timeless Masterpiece.
I don't know why, but I love this movie. Mao many quotable lines. Oh, and Lindsay Logan was smoking hot back then. Don't do drugs, kids.
”On Wednesdays we wear pink!”
Oh my god this movie is so fetch! How on earth had I not seen it yet? Seriously though, this is much better than I expected. I thought this was one of those vexatious high-school flicks glamorized superficiality and preached that being a little bitch and a punk is what being a teen is all about. Fortunately though Mean Girls ain’t that picture. What it actually is, is a funny and strangely smart self-aware satire on teen flicks and on teen superficiality. Thankfully this is closer to being Clueless than Material Girls.
Clueless being another film that I have only recently watched and just like with Mean Girls, I was surprised with it. I do…
Iconic for a reason, "Mean Girls" contains Fey's feminist wit, some smart acknowledgements about the nature of female camaraderie, and an unlimited amount of quotable lines.
If it wasn't for the cult following around this movie, I probably wouldn't go anywhere near Mean Girls and would evidently go on for the rest of my life without seeing it for obvious reasons. But Tina Fey's talented screenwriting abilities combined with the director's directing abilities puts Mean Girls on a Monty Python level of quotability and does the god awful high-school social satire sub-genre justice.
So fun. I can't believe I hadn't seen it yet.
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
In early June, 2013, my best friend killed herself.
She took a cab to the middle of nowhere and vanished,…