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Old 07-13-08, 09:47 PM
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Just saw Heathers...Great!

I finally watched Heathers for the first time. Holy crap, why didn't someone tell me how awesome this movie was? I should've seen it years ago.

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The movie pushed the limit so far I really wish they had blown up the school at the end. It was still funny and great though.


I miss Wynona Ryder and Christian Slater.
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I agree. It's so very.
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i saw this the other day and think it holds up very well. prolly the first time i saw the whole thing. very good!
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For me, in the 1990s, it was a very quotable movie.
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Great movie, I remember seeing this when it first came out and I own the DVD. But I can't help but believe that it can't have as big an impact on someone seeing it today for the first time. For a mainstream movie, it really went against the grain in the era of the John Hughes teen movies (I like those, too). Since then, there have been a lot of teen movies that have borrowed the style and dark humor of Heathers. Back then, it was like "Whoa! I can't believe they did that!"
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I still like it as well. I remember watching it all the time when I was younger. Dare I even say the film was a little ahead of its time?
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it is a great movie. very very

havent seen it in a while, but some things that stick in my head are:

teenage suicide... dont do it!

and the "big fun" shirt
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
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The movie pushed the limit so far I really wish they had blown up the school at the end. It was still funny and great though.
I believe that's how the film ended in the original script. The film has aged far better than any of it's contemporaries, and the dialog is still razor sharp.
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Old 07-14-08, 07:54 AM
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Stands up to repeated viewing .... works well as a double feature event with another great Christian Slater treat, PUMP UP THE VOLUME.
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What's your damage, Heather?

I think I'll watch this movie this week sometime. I haven't given it a viewing in a while.
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This was great when I was in high school, but it didn't hold up when I got into adulthood.
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Lick it up, baby. Lick. It. Up.
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"we beat the bitches."
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Including the little girl's (sister's?) reaction to J.D. and Veronica's wisecracking at the funeral is a crucial moment in the film, giving the audience (and Veronica) a reminder that our protagonist's actions affect the families of those they murder as well. It's an important scene that keeps the film from devolving into a completely cartoonish revenge fantasy. Sure Ram and Kurt were brain dead, sadistic jocks, but they had families who loved them. The little girl's reaction shot reminds us of that.
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I have a younger friend, only 19, and I was shocked he had never seen this movie. I forced him to watch it and he loved it. Such a great script, so many great, quotable lines. In fact, there are things that I still say that I didn't realize until watching it again recently that I must have gotten from Heather.

I remember growing up that TBS used to show this movie ALL THE TIME. I watched it like that so many times when I was young.

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Wonder how he'd react if his son had a limp wrist with a pulse.
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I always loved, in response to the lunchroom group raising money for starving Africans:

"Aren't they fed yet?"
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Yeah. I uhh..I don't really like your friends either.

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Clever, but extremely overrated Generation-X swill.



And I say that as a clever and extremly overrated Gen-X'er.


I saw this movie in 1989 in a small theater, and *loved* it more for its iconoclastic attitude and caustic one-liners than its storyline, which I found (and still find) to be shrill, self-absorbed, and mostly pedantic.


What I found most interesting about the movie, is that (much like Fight Club, a movie which is VERY similar in spirit) a lot of people missed the point; that it's about growing a pair of balls, quitting your endless bitching, and realizing that life is never going to be simple, easy, or straightforward, so butch up and deal with it ya stupid pansies. The Mom in the film spelled it out for Winona Ryder (and the audience), yet all a lot of people seemed to take from it were the "quotable lines" and anti-authoritative slant... I found the movie to be a much more stronger argument for psychological conformity than many would care to realize.

Still though. Plenty of nice groin.
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Eh, when I was on Usenet, I had a file of quotes, all from Heathers, for use for my signature. If I can find it, I'll post it.
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Originally Posted by Matt Millheiser
a lot of people missed the point;
did you have a brain tumor for breakfast?

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