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Old 04-14-04, 10:00 PM
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For some reason I feel like seeing Mean Girls

I think its probably because of all the hot chicks.
I wonder if it will be any good.
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At least you 'fessed up to the reason.
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Looks like a watered-down Heathers to me. In terms of this kind of movie, the upcoming Saved looks a lot better.
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Quickly...

Tina Fey wrote a somewhat sharp script, but the unimaginative direction from Mark Waters brings the film down.

It traffics in the routine high school girl/clique clichés that we've seen a million times now.

The cast is game, but that only takes the film to the hour mark. The rest is fairly painful to sit through.

If you’re in a pervy mood: Lohan and Chabert look like a million bucks – in fact, all the girls look great.

It blows a great opportunity to shake up this bone-dry genre by ultimately running out of gas and laughs.
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I liked it.

The direction is adequate. It's just a fun movie.. Good screenplay. Nothing original but fun..

I'm going to see it again before it opens.
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Originally posted by Groucho
Looks like a watered-down Heathers to me. In terms of this kind of movie, the upcoming Saved looks a lot better.

Jena Malone is reason #1 for me wanting to go see saved.
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The cast is great in Saved! and the story funny, ultimately though it makes a mockery of Christian based schooling - which might be the film's downfall.
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Originally posted by Mark McLeod
It's just a fun movie.. Good screenplay.
Fart jokes.

Cafeteria clique rundowns.

An extra sensory joke with the punchline, "ESPN."

I dunno about that whole "good screenplay" thing...
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A good screenplay for this type of movie.

I expected it to be awful and it wasn't. Not saying it's going to win awards it's just better then most movies in this genre.
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Why do all PG-13 movies feel the need to have fart jokes? You would think one about girls would have them absent.
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Oh come on.. girls fart too. Don't listen to what they say.
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Originally posted by Dr. DVD
Why do all PG-13 movies feel the need to have fart jokes? You would think one about girls would have them absent.
Well, it is a boy who is "gassy" in the film, just for the record.

And don't get me started... There should be a thread devoted to all the movies this past year that have fart jokes in them. What a lame and lazy way to get a laugh!
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Given this is somewhat of an SNL movie, I might rent it when it comes out, but by no means would I spend money on a movie ticket to see this.
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Rental, but I'll wait for the DVD.
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Saw a screening of it last night.. had to leave the last few minutes tho to make another screening. Felt really bad as my friend and I walked right past Tina Fey standing in the exit getting ready to do Q&A.

It was actually a funny film. Lots of good moments
And when did Lohan sprout them boobs?
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Just to stir some interest.





You're welcome Pixy.
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Originally posted by devilshalo
Wow...i see two very good reasons to see this movie.
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Tina fey in a bra is another good reason..
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Re: For some reason I feel like seeing Mean Girls

Originally posted by Exzavier00
For some reason I feel like seeing Mean Girls
Why wish for that? Most girls I end up seeing act pretty mean...
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I found "Mean Girls" to be an amusing, acerbic look at building yourself up at the expense of others in a high school setting. The script has Tina Fey's fingerprints all over it and it took me a little while to warm up to it, but as the film got going, it got funnier and managed to wind up its tale in a feel-good manner, albeit a little on the safe side, but the underlying warmth of the transformations shined through and through.

Lindsay Lohan has come mighty far from being those 2 little girls in "The Parent Trap". Most of the performances by the mean girls are just self-involved enough to produce laughs, while allowing some room for growth.

I give it 3 stars or a grade of B.
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton
Jena Malone is reason #1 for me wanting to go see saved.
Indeed.
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Does it have "Bring it on" type quality? I could always use another piece of eye-candy.
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Check Rotten Tomatoes...this movie is getting good reviews (best reviewed film opening in wide release this weekend).
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I snuck into this after the dreadful Envy as I wasn't going to pay money to see Mean Girls, but I found myself to be surprised by the flick.

The first two acts are actually pretty good with some really great laughs.

"On the third day, God created the rifle so man can kill the dinosaurs... and the homosexuals."

The third act is when the film completely fell apart with it's serious/happy ending. I would love to see a high school film have the balls and not go out with everything "good" happening to everyone. One day, hope hope.

I'd recommend it as Mean Girls is an enjoyable and funny teen flick, but the third act ruined the film for me a bit.
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Originally posted by Matthew Chmiel
I would love to see a high school film have the balls and not go out with everything "good" happening to everyone. One day, hope hope.
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