563. Mean Girls

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

“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.”

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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.


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.