[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".
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.
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.
There is no guilty about this, this is pure pleasure.
Thanks to Tina Fey's writing, this sharp and smart observation of high school cliques is not only funny, it also has a bit of heart.
Definitely spurred me on to read "Bossypants" which has been sitting in my reading pile for over 6 months.
A classic. Come on.
A teenage girl, Cady (Lindsay Lohan), who has been away on safari with her parents, arrives at a new high school in Illinois, where she is accepted into a A-list clique of girlfriends (McAdams, Chabert, others). When she attracts the interest of the ex-boyfriend (Bennett) of one of her new friends, however, she is marked for punishment by the rules of the clique, which uses practices like nasty gossip, banishment from their lunch table, three-way calling (conversations between two people with a third person secretly listening in), cruel Internet messages and 'the silent treatment' to get their point across. Soon, Cady finds herself using the same tactics in retaliation against her so-called friends...
Haven't watched this film in a while, and I completely forgot how funny and quotable it actually is. A lot of people sigh at me when I tell them that, but I really think this is a pretty cleverly written film.
It's also a great snapshot of Lindsay Lohan before she got strung out on drugs and started looking like a leather handbag that's been punched about a bit.
Four for you, Glen Coco! You GO, Glen Coco!
This film is ten years old and I am a woman and I had never seen it before tonight - I literally cannot believe the cheek of me. What a twat, honestly.
Anyway, as you know, it's really good. I like the kind of film that goes beyond the boundaries of a generally terrible genre simply by having an incredible script, competently delivered. Tina Fey's screenplay is funny in the best way: acerbic, cynical but kind-hearted, and every line is brilliantly edited, Ghostbusters-style. That's what makes it so quotable: no unnecessary words. And that's the kind of thing that turns me on. Don't judge me.
Ode to reason
There is no time when quoting Mean Girls is not appropriate.
"Damn Africa, what happened?"
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I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
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