[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.
"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.
So I'm stuck in this situation where it's really weird that I hadn't seen this...but it's also really weird that I just now watched it...but yeah I agree with everyone from 2004, this shit's pretty real
Amy Poehler earns a half star all on her own.
(hallé una lista de algunas películas que vi por ahí de junio y que me dio flojera loguear en su momento. será una docena en total, cosa que me da mucha lástima porque en dicho periodo de güeva habré visto unas cuarenta o cincuenta más. treparé las de la lista con notitas de lo que se haya pegado y, si recuerdo algunotra, pues también).
esta película cumple diez años y, desde entonces, el humor masivo de hollywood no ha hecho más que frenar su carrera, agobiado por las invectivas contra su crueldad y sexualización de todo lo que encuentre en el camino. vaya pena.
So I re-watched this today for the first time since high school and it actually got a few laughs out of me. Nothing revolutionary in it but it utilizes physical comedy and the camera in a way that most films in its genre do not.
1. Make observations on what people are like at High School
2. Exaggerate them a bit
3. Include outlying character which every harebrained wench will think they can identify with (Lohan's character)
4. Put to film
It was alright. I'm mainly in it for Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.
Gonna name my kid Anfernee.
"Two for you Glen Coco, you go Glen Coco!
First time, proper watch, for me - and I didn't mind this one. Odd to see so many big stars now, looking so young. To think this is kind of all where it began for them.
Relatively funny, some good moments, but nothing amazingly out of the ordinary - not really sure why this film is as big as most people make it out to be? Am I missing some groundbreaking cultural contribution it had?
I'll stop now, honest.
And I bumped it up to 5 because I've seen it 5 times in a row now, and it just feels right.
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Teen Wolf
- The Breakfast Club
- American Pie
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…