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Mean Girls

A movie directed by Mark Waters

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Not In The Same Category As "Heathers"

  • Nov 24, 2004
"Mean Girls" is a decent film. I didn't like it quite as much as I thought that I would. Perhaps it just didn't live up to the hype that surrounded it for me, but there is something missing here.

Perhaps it is the fact that the ending is just completely unbelieveable. I won't ruin it for anyone, but let's just say that the happy ending is impossible. I don't see a compromise like that ever happening anywhere. The girls are pegged pretty good throughout the movie, but, in the end, they become too unbelievable.

Oh, and for those folks who try to couple this flick with movies like "Heathers," what movie were you watching? "Heathers" is funny in a dark, cruel way. The entire film is dark and mean. "Mean Girls" is not even in the same ballpark as "Heathers."

I did enjoy the idea of having the students act like beasts in the jungle, but that concept tires after awhile in this flick. What bothered me the most was the excess of SNL castmembers in this movie. For one thing, SNL ain't what it used to be. The show's cast has a reputation for sticking each other in their films. That's not a bad thing, but when you aren't that funny in the first place, maybe you need to back off of the film career. I'll agree that Tina Fey is a smart and funny writer, but she might want to stick with the "Weekend News" on SNL a little bit longer before trying to write another screenplay. Tim Meadows does a pretty good job as the principal, and I'll agree with another reviewer that Ana Gasteyer is wasted in this flick. She deserved a better role.

Lindsay Lohan and Lacie Chabert do a good job in this film. They were the best characters out of the lot. I honestly think that Chabert has a better chance than any of the other young stars to make an impact in the future. She doesn't seem to be relying on her looks or the paparazzi to make her a star.

Recommended to those who like light teeny-boppers comedies. For fans of darker, perhaps truer teen comedy, watch "Saved!" If you want disturbingly dark humor, watch "Heathers." It's one of the sickest, funniest flicks out there.

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Mean Girls is a 2004 comedy based on the book Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman. It was directed by Mark Waters and was written by co-starring actress Tina Fey. The movie follows the life of Cady Heron, played by Lindsay Lohan, as she enters public high school and finds herself unprepared for the drama that ensues with other classmates. 
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Director: Mark Waters
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 30, 2004
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: Tina Fey
Runtime: 1hr 37min
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