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Clever clever film....,
This review is from: Heathers  [DVD] (DVD)
An all time favourite this - it has dated to be sure and one of the pleasures is the late 80s zeitgeist, but this film has many themes. Black comedy is at the heart of it but plenty of pathos and action too. It delves into a whole range of issues re: middle class pretensions and parenting and teenage insecurities. It is well constructed - the pace of the film never sags and there are a ton of subtle touches eg the representation of hierarchy through colour.... to top it all every great film needs a good ending and Veronica sees it through with the riposte to "veronica you look like hell..." - few times in cinema that an actor/ actress looks genuinely cool and this is one. Good soundtrack and lifetime performances from Christian Slater and Winona Ryder - this is a truly original film.