Mean Girls 2004

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Cady Heron is a cultural blank slate when she first sets foot on the grounds of North Shore High School in a small town outside of Chicago, Illinois. After living in Africa, Cady, now a junior, has no idea how "wild" things can be in civilization until she crosses paths with one of the meanest species of all, the "Queen Bee," who at this particular high school is the cool and calculating Regina George. But Cady doesn't just cross paths with this Queen Bee--she really stings her when she falls for Regina's ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels. Now Regina is set to sting back by pretending to still like Aaron so he won't go out with Cady, all the while pretending to be her friend. With no choice but to use the same M.O. to stay in the game, the "Girl World" one-upmanship escalates until the entire school gets dragged into a first-class mean-fest.

Starring:
Krysta Carter, Daniel Franzese
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DVD

MEAN GIRLS

Product Details

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  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 37 minutes
Starring Krysta Carter, Daniel Franzese, Jonathan Bennett, Neil Flynn, Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer, Daniel DeSanto, Rachel McAdams, Courtney Chase, Lizzy Caplan, Lindsay Lohan, Lacey Chabert, Tim Meadows, Amy Poehler
Director Mark Waters, Mark S. Waters
Genres Comedy
Studio PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 18 October 2004
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "dont_you_want_me_baby" on 15 May 2005
Format: DVD
'The setting - a mall in Illonois, when the animals are in heat. They gather around the watering hole, showing signs of affection and signs of aggresion to their counterparts. The different species stay apart from one another. The animals are watched over consistently by their leaders, pampered and preened.'
Fine, so you may be forgiven for thinking this is a review of Wildlife on One. But this is one of the many subtle messages sent across during Mean Girls. This film has been dismissed by many as a 'chick flick.' Those narrow-minded people are wrong.
Tina Fey took this idea from the book, Queenbees and Wannabees, a factual look at high school cliques. Fey wrote, and starred in, this comedic,fictional look at today's youth.
It could almost be my high school she is reviewing. Every school has a clique problem. Cady is a New Girl. Home-schooled in Africa from the age of four, she takes her fist steps into high school at sixteen.
Northshore is divided into groups, as shown on Janice's map of the cafeteria. There are "the J. V. Jocks, Asian Nerds, Cool Asians, Girls who Eat their Feelings, Girls who eat Nothing at All ..." and the list goes on. Every school has them. I had the displeasure of watching this film with my extremely schocked mother, who recognised her three children in the characters. Alright, so the ideas are over the top, and the supporting cast are occasionally over-played, but the idea is spot-on. All teenagers are the same, they all do act like animals, everybody gets grounded, evrybody has house parties, everybody has a crush on her best friends boyfriend.
But the most obvious things about this film are the relationships between characters.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ms. H. Sinton on 16 Mar 2005
Format: DVD
Mean girls is a film that will appeal not just to teenagers but to anyone with a sense of humour...particularly if you like your humour black.
Lindsay Lohan stars as a young girl who has been taught at home all of her life and is joining high school for the first time. Cady and her parents have been living in Africa and she soon realises that being at school isn't all that different. There are clear demarkations betwen the various species such as the 'plastics', the 'geeks' and so on.
The film has some hilarious moments as Cady tries to find her niche in this jungle. As with most 'teen' movies, there is a moral at the end but thankfully this isn't saccharine in any way. Great fun.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By C. L. Stonehall on 14 Nov 2004
Format: VHS Tape
This film fantastically shows a side to highschool life most of us recognise and can relate to - whatever highschool clique you were/are in, theres characters that you feel like you just know, and some that will suprise you.
This film is full of hilarious moments, and occassionaly has the heart warming and cringe-worthy moments that are all bound to keep a grin permanently on your face throughout the entire film. Also the realism of it makes you feel more for the characters and the situations. I think this is Lindsay Lohans best film yet and will probably be to her what for example edward scissorhands is to johnny depp - forever loved and remembered :)
Its a fantastic film for people of all ages - my lil sister, myself (aged 17) and our mum viewed the film all together, and we all loved it.
The soundtrack is also addictively wonderful - particularly the song built like this by samantha ronson, so check out the soundtrack as well!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By "l-tunbridge" on 24 Oct 2004
Format: DVD
When first sitting down to watch this I didn't expect a lot from it, I thought it would be your average teen movie. How wrong I was. I was hooked from the start and found it very enjoyable to watch.
There are some very good performances in this from Tina Fey, Lyndsay Lohan and Rachael McAdams to name just three.
The special features on the DVD are also very good with a gag reel, trailer, and featurettes among other things.
This film is well worth buying, definately good value for money!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 April 2005
Format: DVD
This film is definitely a chick flick, but don't let that stop you from watching it. I loved it, plenty of teenage girls love it, and I even got my friend, who violently hates this type of film, to enjoy it. See? It's good!!
Mean Girls is about a girl called Cady who starts high school in America after having lived in Africa for most of her life, and is freaked out by all the cliques, like geeks, jocks, burn outs and most importantly, the snobby, popular Plastics. Regina, the leader of the Plastics, invites Cady to join their group, but when Cady develops a crush on Regina's ex boyfriend, Regina is completely infuriated and 'takes him back' from under Cady's nose. The rest of the film is basically about Cady trying to wreck Regina's life. I would give this film about 100 out of ten. It's really funny, even though the ending has "CHEESE" written all over it.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Feb 2005
Format: DVD
This is one of the best films I've ever seen. If you're around 15 years old, you'll totally love it! You can really relate to Cady and what she's going through at high school. It seems so real it's untrue! It's also an ace comedy, I laugh every other minute and watch it all the time! It's definitely worth getting.
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