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on 24 April 2003
Brilliant film, dark comedy, horror, teen movie all in one; its funnier than A League Of Gentlemen, its as shocking as Scream, and more teeny than American Pie...All that from the eighties?!?
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on 10 October 2001
I saw Heathers for the first time ever around two weeks ago. Although I'd heard of the film, I knew nothing of the plot, which focuses on two teenagers (Ryder and Slater), wiping-out the 'popular' element at high school through a series of murders made to look like suicides.
With a million unanticipated twists, and blackly comical moments, this film in a sense, precedes similar plots of murderous high school teenagers in modern America.
It's a fantastic tale, brilliantly acted and well worth shelling out the meagre amount of money to posses a copy.
You won't regret it.
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on 27 February 2001
In his best screen role to date Christian Slater wreaks havoc upon the lives of his peers, forming an uneasy alliance with Winona Ryder's Veronica as the pair evolve into a conscience-driven Bonnie and Clyde, visiting retribution upon the various deserving factions of their repellent American high school. Slater is JD, a new boy in school whose response to provocation from two bullies in the school canteen is to draw a gun on them, setting in place a chain of surreal events immersed in black humour and no little truth. As his initially willing but increasingly horrified girlfriend Winona Ryder finally begins to twig her date is perhaps not the charming chap she first supposed when he inducts her into her first killing. This is familiar territory given a total makeover by Daniel Waters' acerbic writing and JD's character - earmarked as psychotic during the saner moments of the script - emerges as an admittedly barking yet hugely charismatic and not unlikeable student in this school of horrors. As a black comedy the film is peerless. Both Slater and Ryder fully flesh out their bizarre characters, enjoying a script that ticks all the right boxes, leaving no one-liner untouched as the demonic forces of American high school life (the prize bitch, obnoxious football players etc) are visited upon by Slater's avenging angel with a variety of weapons and diabolical plans. JD's actions are clearly deranged yet all too realistic and, yes, occasionally understandable. In this school the best days of your life are exposed as nothing more than a myth, the vengeance driven JD and Veronica immersing themselves in a riot of gags, guns and freakishly stupid people who will make you spill your popcorn with laughter and wonder why you could never meet a pair quite like this at your own school. This is a sheer delight, and the definitive cult movie on American high school life.
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VINE VOICEon 2 August 2008
Veronica (Winona Ryder) wants to be associated with the most powerful clique in school called The Heathers; however she is persuaded that there are more fun ways to get ahead by a mysterious young man JD (Christian Slater) who helps even the odds; JD's methods of culling the pack may be a tad extreme but not by today's standards.

Winona, who plays Veronica, says this is a comedy about a serious matter. And she is probably correct. However I was watching the surface action and it did not take the time to think about any underlying meanings. I had no idea that Moby Dick does not contain the word "Eskimo." I was surprised as the different events took shape and can see myself in that situation. I had fun watching this movie.

I did not relate this film, to my high-school days; as with C rations. C Rations before 1955 contained only one box meal with fruit. That was the ham and Lima beans box. During high school and 60's, we were lucky to have one "Heather" to a class. Now in the time of MRE's (meal ready to eat), Heathers abound in the class room. This requires the JD's of the world to once again bringing natural balance the high-school society by eliminating excess Heathers.

Bring your popcorn and beware of what you drink.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 26 June 2014
You cant help but love this, brilliant 80's movie, a dark comedy about a girl who wants to be in with the hip and popular crowd, but soon realise its really not that great and with the help of her psychotic boyfriends starts to kill them off to make the school a better place, but things get out of control, Winona Ryder is young and beautiful and really good as the female lead, Christian Slater plays the bad boyfriend really cool and the rest of the cast is great, really darkly funny with some twisted humour and plenty of high school bitching that started the whole trend for these type of movies!!

The 20th reunion Blu-ray is great quality and has some good features too!

The 20th reunion Blu-ray is REGION FREE and plays in the UK!
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on 15 May 2013
Quite well ahead for its times (80s/90s), worth watching for its 2 your charaters, with some cruel and mean moments (almost in reaction to all the s*** that came from the eighties) and some good direction. Not a must have, but a good film
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on 9 April 2000
This hilarious Black comedy is brought to life by winonna Ryder and Christian Slater. Heathers tells the story of two high school students, J.D (Slater) and veronica (Ryder) who set about trying to get revenge on heather chandler. Once they have killed her, J.D gets a taste for murder and thing start to go horribly wrong.This brilliant cult classic should be seen by everyone.
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on 6 April 2012
Amadudes , I have not received yet , but have seen this movie hundreds of times !!The Heathers are a clique team and the awesome winona wants out . The Chritian slater character gets in the show and steers her to kill off the Heathers by making it look like suicide !! The humor is quircky and dark . The light aspects are the releationship slater has with his dad as he acts as he is the father and the father acts like he is the son . Love the meaningfully marked up moby dick line !! Watch and see !!!
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on 14 September 2014
This is my favorite movie!

Tells a tale of a high school ruled by a clique, the 'Heathers', where image is everything.

Murder, swears and action.

I'd describe it as a dark movie, and not a typical teen movie, but it really is a good flick and rumbles up a few laughs and provokes a few thoughts, with the running theme of teen suicide.
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on 5 April 2015
This is a great 80s film. Cristian Slater attacks the bad boy unhinged role with panache and presents Winona Ryder's character with mirror to her feelings and actions. She responds to the challenge intelligently , The film is both funny and menacing with a distinctly american flavour giving rise to redemption for all those who survive.
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