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Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Published August 2, 2019

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Film info

  • Title Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
  • Director David Mirkin
  • Year 1997
  • Run time 1hr 32m
  • Genre Comedy
  • Tagline The blonde leading the blonde

Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michele (Lisa Kudrow) are carefree party girls who reinvent themselves for their 10-year high school reunion! With new wardrobes and wild stories of success, they make a big impression... until a former classmate (Janeane Garofalo) blabs their real story to everyone! But that's when Romy and Michele let loose with a surprise of their own... to outrageous results!

Live blog

TimeComment
1:34SUCH a tune to start a movie with. SO GOOD.
2:55“I just get really happy when they finally let her shop.”
3:38“Don’t you love how we can say that to each other and we’re not being conceited?” “I know, we’re just being honest.”
7:43I don’t know why I like this so much because the idea of reunions is horrific to me.
14:21Deludanoid is an excellent word!
18:10They ARE nice outfits though, the bitches make no sense.
24:55Imagine being the person who brought Time After Time into the world.
27:02“What’s the point of going if we’re not going to impress people?” Exactly why reunions suck.
35:59Since when do they have a cat?
40:15The Footloose bit, yay!
44:08This soundtrack is INSANE.
44:56I do envy their headscarf game.
49:05Ugh, Billy Christensen is so gross.
1:01:26I’m the Mary!
1:03:31“Michele and I just fell out of touch like two hours ago.”
1:05:25“God, three kids, you must feel really tied down.” Romy!! You speak the truth!
1:12:34“Until you told me our lives weren’t good enough…” Break my heart.
1:14:12“You’re a bad person with an ugly heart and we don’t give a flying fuck what you think.”
1:14:49I love Lisa!
1:19:14Crazy cute Alan Cumming trying not to be Scottish.
1:24:58“Ugh-kay.”

Thoughts

How have I not done this film yet? It’s genuinely one of my favourite films of all time, I’ve seen it over and over and could probably watch it every day for the rest of my life.

It’s short and sweet, with a banging soundtrack. A glimpse into the lives of two super optimistic friends, who have a great outlook on life, and go to their reunion to learn a few lessons and to teach us viewers a thing or two.

It’s completely crackers, of course, I won’t pretend otherwise, but the movie has a good heart, is bright and colourful, sounds brilliant, and sweeps you along to a happy conclusion. What’s not to like?

Rating: 5 / 5

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