The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…
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…
If you claim to dislike this movie, stop lying to yourself.
Mean Girls is fetch as fuck.
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,…
Mean Girls is a brilliant film and a stellar comedy. That statement comes off and seems unexpected, however, it is, in my view, irrevocably true. Tina Fey's writing of this film is brilliant. It is one of the most quotable films ever made and, moreover, one of the most relatable. Obviously it is an absurdist rendition of high school life, but in the way it portrays that it hits on so many deeper truths about cliques, backstabbing, and the struggles of trying to fit in. These elements, accompanied by great comedic performances by, at the time, a young but extremely promising cast with some wonderful smaller roles for more established comedic actors (including the writer, Fey, who was brilliant as…
"the greatest people you will ever meet, and the worst. Beware of plastics."
Ultimately a call for diversity, with plenty of Tina Fey humour in the script to keep things zinging along. Most of the cast look far too old to be in high school but they bring enough sass to this that you can forget their real age. And nearly all of the main cast have gone onto bigger (though not always better) things which makes this a St Elmo's Fire for the 21st Century. But funnier.
Solid. Well performed and written.
The hell of it is, Tina Fey would be really damn funny if she could just chill for 30 seconds. I mean, she is funny, sometimes, in spite of herself. She has a way with a particular kind of dumb humour where the full scale of the dumbness of the joke kind of sneaks up on you that is not quite like anything else I can name, but she has to marry it constantly to the most obnoxious kind of self-serving, down-punching, white-feminist bromides.
To be honest, I think at least some of that is reading the fact of her later, more self-indulgent and offensive work into this film. Its outspoken message addressing internalised misogyny in teenage girls has its…
Movies have been a massive part of my life since I can remember. I can find something in common with just about anyone when we start discussing movies. But I would find one movie would constantly come up when I would have a movie conversation with a girl. For years, I would experience the same look of shock and disgust whenever I would admit to never seeing ‘Mean Girls’. There’s no excuse, it came out the year before I started High School so the timing should not have been better. But I don’t know if back then I would have been able to appreciate just how accurate, funny and relevant ‘Mean Girls’ still is.
Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) is 16,…
Reviews are too gay to function.
If anybody tells you don't watch this movie just because its a chick flick, turn a deaf ear. This is chick flick royalty!
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[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…