Mean Girls

Mean Girls

By Mark Waters

  • Genre: Mark Waters
  • Release Date: 2004-09-21
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Director: Mark Waters
  • Production Company: Broadway Video
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
7.1/10
7.1
From 5 Ratings

Description

Celebrating 15 fetch years of Mean Girls! After living in Africa with her zoologist parents, Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) must brave the wilds of high school—where she is taken under the wing of the popular girls, The Plastics, led by the cool and cruel Regina George (Rachel McAdams). What follows is a treasure trove of sharp, witty humor that defined a generation, inspired a hit Broadway musical, and popularized countless catchphrases. Co-Starring and written by Tina Fey, and featuring Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert, Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Franzese, and Amy Poehler, Mean Girls is nothing short of a pop culture phenomenon and an iconic classic.

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  • 5 stars? My answer: “THE LIMIT DOES NOT EXIST”

    5
    By Donutbetes
    This movie is just so iconic I love it and I quote this movie on a daily basis.
  • AMAZING/LY ORANGE

    5
    By Kid bopped?
    Karen is kinda......Not smart and she is just the only one I focused on!
  • Awesome

    5
    By krizzam
    I will never get tired of watching this movie over and over again. So fetch!!!
  • Best. Movie. Ever

    5
    By Maci_buford
    I love this movie so much, I watch it all the time!! It is hilarious and I cannot get enough of it!!
  • I love this movie!

    5
    By 😢👎👎👎👎👎
    This movie is one of the best I’ve ever watched! I watch it every time I want to have a good laugh or want to be cheered up! .
  • Mean girls

    5
    By HLBsweetie
    Amazing 5/5 hilarious movie
  • One of my favorite movies !!!

    5
    By OSU HAM
    Mean girls 1 is wayyy better than the second one. It’s so inspirational and overall a funny and creative movie. I definitely recommend to others that are in their teens and are looking for a good movie to watch with friends!
  • Propaganda

    1
    By Macintosh2911
    Yep. Blondes are always the villains. This recurring theme in Hollywood is getting really old. Grab your fav movie, and notice how the blonde person in it is portrayed
  • This is the best movie you will ever see

    5
    By NumbzzzTwix
    BEST MOVIE EVER
  • Watchably lousy...when the 'in' crowd is suddenly an in-fluence.

    3
    By windycitizenkane
    When you see a teen comedy set in and centered on high-school, half the time, you accept an invitation into the student body. You also take advantage of an opportunity to meet the one set of personalities that stands out from all the others...to a benefit, and to a fault: The 'IN' Crowd!!! The 'in' crowd, perhaps, has its own way of pointing out the do's and don'ts of everyday life, at home, at school, and in the real world. The 'in' party also, in its own way, shows its fellow high school students the harshest and scariest lessons a kid at that age could ever learn in life. Why do I say all this? Because if you look at MEAN GIRLS in hopes of a narrative and characters that make you appreciate such things, you may be cheating yourself. Let's look at the 'in' crowd itself. First there is the self-proclaimed leader, the Queen (or King) Bee. Very direct and vocal about their pride, image, and perspectives. What they say goes. Next, there is the second-in-command, the yielder. This one is also direct, but they may not have that 100% look of hatred and self-certainty. Then, there's the third party: the go-getter. This one is not vocal about anything at all. The go-getter can be sweet, or that sweetness can be a cover story for devilishly cruel intentions. If the latter is the case, there stands a fourth party: this soul only stands among the populars but isn't necessarily within them. The fourth tends to be more educated than the others; not as vain, not as cruel. Somehow, even with reasons to leave the 'in' crowd, they remain and tolerate for as long as possible. Here, in the movie MEAN GIRLS, the 'in'crowd is totally reduced to an in-fluence. Just a breathing empty shell brought to life by cliches and tropes. Nobody in the 'in' crowd is educated, not even Gretchen Weiners (Lacey Chabert), who wastes her brain power trying to turn verbs into adjectives. The supposed runner-up, played by Amanda Seyfried, is so flat that you cannot help but hate before you can relate. And as for the queen bee, Regina George (Rachel McAdams), while she is infamous and despicable for that Burn Book of hers, she does not even know what she's talking about. She does not know herself unless and until someone else does. And worst of all, the fourth--more educated, more moral--party is absent from this set. Number four's duty falls instead to a complete outsider (Lindsay Lohan) who knows only how to make a fool of herself. The failure does not stop there, though. Everybody outside the 'in' crowd is reduced to tropes and cliches too. And stereotypes as well! While such reflects the ignorant nature of the in party, it totally undermines the intent of the piece altogether. However, I cannot say on the record that good intentions are completely blotted out by the flaws. Even with flimsy performances by the actors and try-too-hard moments like those with the math teacher (Tina Fey) and Regina's mom (Amy Poehler), some sad truths about the youth and adults somehow come into view. Also, while the writing was mediocre at best, the plot does not fail to present valid points about how to deal with a divided high-school society and how one can make a difference by not going along to get along. Overall, MEAN GIRLS is doubtlessly a watchably lousy picture. Lousy enough to reject, but watchable enough not to put completely out of mind and sight. Just remember to leave the self-help books out of the pre-production phase.

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