Review: Mean Girls (2004)

mean girls poster

“Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimized by Regina George?”
– Mrs Norbury

SYNOPSIS: Raised in 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 16-year-old enters public high school for the first time and encounters psychological warfare and unwritten social rules that teenage girls face today. – via IMDB

There were some real gems sprinkled throughout this movie.

The first major lesson that I learned from this.

mean girls beware the plastics

As someone who lives in South Africa, this is something that has happened before (sadly).

mean girls if you're from africa

Then there was irregardless…

irregardless mean girls

I totally understood Damian’s reaction here… though not for some stupid tiara… There are other things in life that incite this.

mean girls breaking the tiara

There were some real pearls of wisdom in Mean Girls.

mean girls evil quotemean girls stop calling each other sluts and whores

Karen was just… so special…

mean girls fifth sense

Damian provided me with quite a few good laughs.

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I don’t actually know what to say about this, but the logic here wasn’t flawed, it is something I have noticed…

mean girls halloween

Janis and Damian rocked that prom look, I loved this scene!

mean girls janis and damian prom

Kevin G was just… no…

mean girls kevin g

But he had his moments!

mean girls kevin g

How something really small can make someone so happy. I mean just look at Karen, who was so enthusiastic about Pink Wednesdays.

mean girls pink wednesdays

Getting pregnant is the fastest, most surefire way of dying… effective immediately.

mean girls pregnancy effects

People should be licensed to have kids…

mean girls worlds worst mum

GRADE 7.5Mean Girls is one of those films that hold up well, even after all these years. This ended up on the “to watch” list for a girl’s night because of Tom’s review a while ago. Well, imagine my surprise seeing a healthy and pretty Lindsay Lohan on the screen… a girl that actually wasn’t useless! Also, a younger, meaner Rachel McAdams was also entertaining, and Amanda Seyfried was excellent as the seriously daft blonde friend. There was a lot going on in this movie in terms of realising how nasty girls are and how insanely cruel kids can be, and the ordeal that high school can become. It’s movies like this that remind me why I am so glad we wore uniforms to school every day… I mean really. I didn’t have to deal with certain things, but other things stayed typically high school, doesn’t matter where you go. I liked the message behind this movie, comedy as it is presented and all, it strives to tell us other things. As something that comes across as a serious chick flick, there are things here that the guy’s will enjoy too, even if it is just the girls being ridiculous and running around in minimal amounts of clothing. The humour in  here was spot on, and it’s a pretty fun movie overall. The camera work was good, and I liked the way the plot progressed. I gotta say, Janis and Cady need to learn a thing or two about taking an organisation down from the inside – foot cream is so not the way to go about that! Damian was one super cool character who just stole every moment he was on screen, and provided me with many giggles. There is plenty that I am sure most people will identify with in here. I had a laugh at some of the dialogue, and there is plenty that is rather quotable. Mean Girls was entertaining, one of those movies you can go back and watch once in a while and not be wasting your time.

23 thoughts on “Review: Mean Girls (2004)

  1. I love this movie.

    When I was in the Philippines, I had been asked by friends and relatives ( the young ones) if HS was really like that here in the US. I said, NO. Not that kind of bullying , anyway. Those girls would be beaten up, XD Kidding.

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