|"She doesn't even go here", Damian 2020|
Mean Girls Film Review. What a masterpiece!
The film “mean girls” is practically a distorted version of high school and it’s great. Released in 2004, this pg-13 teen comedy is extremely well known and it’s considered a classic. Although this movie was released on April 30, 2004, nearly a year after I was born, I know every line too it. It was directed by Mark Waters, written by Tina Fey, and has an 83% rating on rotten tomatoes. This cliche teen comedy stars Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Mcadams, and Tina Fey.
The overall film follows the journey of teenager Cady Heron and depicts her experience attending her first public high school after having lived in Africa nearly her entire life. After having met two new friends named Janis and Damian in her math class, they eventually convince her to join the plastics, an elite group of very popular females in this high school, and inform them of all the shady things these girls do. From there, she finds herself part of their clique. This group of girls introduces Cady to the deeper secrets of the high school and leave it up to her on how she uses this information.
Although odd, this film is an absolute masterpiece and has much character development. It depicts high school in the way its viewed from the public and, although distorted, it’s slightly accurate. My high school has it’s a little clique and preppy popular kids. I, on the other hand, was labeled a misfit before high school even began so I couldn’t even fathom what it’s like to be popular. My personal favorite character is Damian, who, as described by Janis, is almost too gay to function. My especially love when he said, “oh my god, Danny Devito I love your work” and “she doesn’t even go here”, spoken as he stands in a group of girls wearing a hoodie and glasses. These lines are truly a piece of literary art and films like Titanic and Forest Gump could never get on this level of cinematography masterpiece. My favorite scene is the scene in which chaos arose as a result of Regina George’s revenge against Cady. This is because this is what my school looks like on a good day.
Finding something wrong with this beautiful work of art is a challenge. I suppose I didn’t appreciate it when Cady threw the party because it didn’t seem like her to do so and it was only evident that parties are awful and cause problems, but maybe I only say that because I’m an introvert. Also, he outfits in that scene were so unflattering and truly just hideous. It was just a cringy scene in general. However, this film is truly a genius film and should be praised for years for its emotional lines.
In my opinion, people need to be throwing their money at this film. I believe that everyone needs to see this at least once in their life because it will change it. It will cure your anxiety, bring your grades up, and snatch your wig in the process. As stated by someone in the comment section of the youtube version of the scene in which Cady meets Regina George’s mom. I wish it was possible to give this film one thousand stars, but I would rate this at a good 4.5 stars with a B+ letter grade because some of the scenes were cringy and Glenn Coco deserved more candy canes for just being Glenn Coco.