... movie reviews
wed 2005-feb-02 19:46:32 pst
Sunday evening we watched Mean
Girls, a film about high school girls, well, being mean to
each other. I heard it compared to Heathers, and while the
portrayal of the various archetypal high school cliques is similar,
it's really a very different kind of story.
At the opening of the film, I was kind of afraid it was going to be
full of "Cady's so naive and doesn't know these things that everyone
else knows" situations, which would not have sustained the movie. But
in fact a little ways into it, her background isn't even really
crucial to the story. Which I think was a good thing.
Really my only complaint was that there's a fair bit of cheesy stuff
towards the end, but even that was not so bad, and even seemed to make
fun of itself at points...