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Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1997
  • David Mirkin
  • 88 mins
  • 15

Summary

Comedy starring Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow as Californian party girls and best friends Romy and Michele, who decide to attend their 10-year-high-school reunion. The problem is they have nothing of note to show for their lives, so to impress their former classmates the duo pretend to be successful businesswomen.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Two best friends prepare for their high-school reunion in this winningly wacky comedy, which has plenty of heart to go along with its eccentric humour. Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michele (Lisa Kudrow) have lived together since graduation, and spend most of their time laughing at Pretty Woman, making their own outfits and going to LA nightclubs. When an invitation to their ten-year reunion arrives, the pair begin to question just how impressive their lives really are and decide to pretend to be successful businesswomen - but cracks soon appear in their friendship. Hopping between the present day and brilliantly kitsch teenage flashbacks, the film has great fun subverting teen-movie tropes and triumphs as a beautiful testament to female friendship. The script zings with quotable one-liners, which Sorvino and Kudrow deliver with a knowing twinkle in their eyes, while the supporting cast - including Alan Cumming and Janeane Garofalo - are a hoot. Through it all, the film's overriding message shines bright: it doesn't matter what anybody thinks of you, so long as you have friends who love you.

Credits

Cast

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RomyMira Sorvino
MicheleLisa Kudrow
HeatherJaneane Garofalo
Sandy FrinkAlan Cumming
ChristieJulia Campbell
CherylMia Cottet
KellyKristin Bauer
LisaElaine Hendrix
BillyVincent Ventresca
CowboyJustin Theroux

Crew

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DirectorDavid Mirkin

Details

Theatrical distributor
Buena Vista International UK
Released on
1997-08-22
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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