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Mean Girls

Published May 17, 2015

Mean Girls

Film info

  • Title Mean Girls
  • Director Mark Waters
  • Year 2004
  • Run time 1hr 37m
  • Genres
  • Tagline Welcome to girl world

Raised in the African bush country by her zoologist parents, Cady Heron thinks she knows about 'survival of the fittest.' But the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning when the home-schooled High School Junior enters public high school for the first time and falls prey to the psychological warfare and unwritten social rules that teenage girls face today.

Background info

Title: Mean Girls Director: Mark Waters Year: 2004 Run time: 1hr 37m

Live blog

0:55 - Aww, sweet and innocent Lindsay. 3:19 - I didn’t know Tina Fey was in this. Love her. 6:32 - “I like math… it’s the same in every country.” Genius. 8:51 - Her t-shirt say Rubbish. I want one that says Rrrrubbish. 11:45 - “It’s so fetch.” Ahh, forgot about fetch! 15:19 - Haha, the rules of feminism. That would make interesting reading. 22:08 - “Sometimes older people make jokes.” 25:08 - Grool! 27:06 - Zombie bride, ex-wife, that’s some kind of genius. 31:12 - “In girl world, all the fighting had to be sneaky.” 34:33 - What is this candy cane sending business all about? 41:04 - Gretchen really is the worst at keeping secrets. 42:27 - Trying to get the boy to the auditorium is hilarious. 47:43 - “I have a fifth sense.” 55:34 - Ladysmith Black Mambazo reference. Amazing. 1:02:40 - Oh god the screaming. That’s a whole new level of rage. 1:13:17 - I wish I’d had Ms Norbery as a teacher. 1:17:30 - “Your mum doesn’t hate you. She’s just afraid of you.” 1:22:07 - Love the backwards K. 1:29:31 - I’m pretty sure you could have someone’s eye out, throwing broken plastic around.

Conclusions

Mean Girls is one of those classic films that I watched once and promptly forgot about, but  enjoyed the hype that surrounded it. For example, I’d forgotten that “fetch” was a thing (or that it was trying to be a thing) until we watched this and it all came flooding back.

As a film to watch after some pretty serious endeavours recently, this was perfect. Teen movie, girls being bitchy to each other, some great one liners and jokes, and generally a lot of fun to be had. It’s not perfect, but you can see why it has the same cult status as Clueless - a film of a very similar nature.

As always with films like this, it was also fun to see the younger actors and actresses in action - Lindsay Lohan before she went rogue, and also Rachel McAdams who we didn’t really recognise until it was too late! Great film, lots of fun, a proper cult classic.

Rating: 4/5.

Rating: 4 / 5

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