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Mean Girls

Mean Girls

Mark Waters (1) (2004)

92min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Inspired by a real-life high-school survival manual for teenage girls and their mothers (Queen Bees and Wannabes), this is a bracingly dark comedy that brings to mind such classics of the genre as Heathers. Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) is a bright, pretty kid who has been home-educated in Africa by her anthropologist parents, and is thrown in at the deep end when she attends high school in the US for the first time. Befriended by the geek clique, she also infiltrates the "plastics" - a troika of Barbie-like popular girls - where she learns the art of being queen bitch, but soon begins to enjoy her new-found status a little too much. Despite descending into slightly saccharine moralising towards the end, this is a snappily written, acerbic account of the American secondary education experience that will make most Brits grateful they didn't have to go through it.

Summary

A teenager is surprised when she is befriended by the girls in the most popular clique at her new school. However, a dating mishap leads to trouble and her supposed friends start to turn on her. Urged on by other pals outside their circle, the newcomer resolves to bring down the self-appointed queen of campus - only to end up adopting some of her rival's crueller characteristics. Comedy, with Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey and Lacey Chabert.

Cast & Crew

Cady Heron Lindsay Lohan
Regina George Rachel McAdams
Ms Norbury Tina Fey
Mr Duvall Tim Meadows
Mrs George Amy Poehler
Betsy Heron Ana Gasteyer
Gretchen Wieners Lacey Chabert
Janis Ian Lizzy Caplan
Damian Daniel Franzese
Chip Heron Neil Flynn
Karen Smith Amanda Seyfried
Director Mark Waters (1)
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: UIP Guidance: Edited for language. Available on: Available on video and DVD Released on: 18 Jun 2004

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