Sunday, March 20, 2011
267. Mean Girls (2004)
You got your freshmen, ROTC guys, preps, J.V. jocks, Asian nerds, Cool Asians, Varsity jocks Unfriendly black hotties, Girls who eat their feelings, Girls who don't eat anything, Desperate wannabes, Burnouts, Sexually active band geeks, the greatest people you will ever meet, and the worst. Beware of plastics.
Some of the most talented young Hollywood actresses armed with a script from the wittiest woman in show business turn an entire genre completely on its ear. We've seen what Tina Fey has been capable of since: one of the best shows on TV during the '00s (30 Rock). Still, one can only imagine how big a star Ms. Lindsay Lohan could have been had she not chosen to completely coked herself into oblivion. I seriously was one of her biggest fans for the 90 days or so that she was between teenie-bopper-hood and skeleton-wreck.
On a side note, Rachel McAdams was 24 when this movie was released. Even a movie as genre-redefining as this could not avoid the stigma of completely unrealistic teenagers...