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Mean Girls (Special Collector's Edition)
Mean Girls
Special Collector's Edition
Actors: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried
Director: Mark Waters
Genres: Comedy, Drama
PG-13     2004     1hr 37min

Home-schooled teen deals with students at her new school.

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Actors: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried
Director: Mark Waters
Creators: Tina Fey, Jennifer Guinier, Jill Sobel Messick, Lorne Michaels, Louise Rosner, Tony Shimkin, Rosalind Wiseman
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: School Days, Drama
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/21/2004
Original Release Date: 04/30/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 04/30/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 5
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Collector's Edition,Special Edition
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Member Movie Reviews

Elizabeth B. (bethieof96) from NINETY SIX, SC
Reviewed on 5/11/2013...
This is a really good teen movie. I'm not a big fan of Lindsay Lohan but she is good in this movie. It's one of her earlier movies. About how girls in high school can team up and treat another badly.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Shannon B. (brbarnes71) from POTEAU, OK
Reviewed on 3/16/2009...
Very good insight so high school drama. Funny and can watch reapeatedly.
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

I actually caved in...
Danielle Kuehnel | Oregon, USA | 10/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After an adamant boycott of everyone and everything teeny-bopper (aka Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan), I decided that maybe I shouldn't be so prejudiced. Maybe these movies are alright.

So I rented "Mean Girls" not expecting too much - just a chick flick with a stupid plot. Boy, was I wrong!

The film could have been bad. Worse than bad - it could have been awful. But it wasn't. It turned the other way, entering the dark world of the Plastics.

Tina Fey shows an excellent grip over satire and comedy in not only her performance, but also her screenplay. I also felt it smart to utilize the talents of other SNL mates, Tim Meadows and the glorious Amy Poehler, who all seem to have excellent chemistry and add so much comedic parts to the film.

Fey portrays high school life in a vicious, yet addicting, satire of the teenage years. There are parts to the film that I think everyone is able to relate to, whether you're at the butt of the joke, or you're the one divvying them out. Either way, you can't help but laugh, or say, "That's so fetch!"

And like I said, a film like this is fragile territory (especially after Lohan's poor film choices lately...), but I feel that all of the actors pulled it off so well.

If you're looking for a light, hilarious satire, look no further than "Mean Girls," and see what everyone's talking about..."
Mean Girls
speed_on_wheelz | 01/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was my fourth time watching Mean Girls. I really like it and think it shows the high school scene through a girl's point of view. This movie's about a young girl who enters high school for the very first time. 16-year-old Cady Heron has been home-schooled all her life. Till now that is. She befriends Janis Ian and Damian, who informs her on who is "naughty or nice" in the school. They also tell Cady about, and to stay away from, The Plastics. One day, Cady gets invited to sit with The Plastics for lunch. Regina George, the leader of The Plastics (aka "The Queen Bee") invites Cady to eat with them for the rest of the week. Cady agrees, and then afterwards tells Janis and Damian the news.

When Cady falls for Regina's ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels, Regina agrees to talk to him for Cady. At a Halloween party, as Regina is talking to Aaron, she inadvertently kisses him. Heartbroken, Cady and her two friends plan to destroy Regina (emotionally of course). They do all kinds of stuff to breakdown Regina's "image".

This is a really good movie with a great cast. Lindsay Lohan plays an outstanding role as Cady. Regina George, played by Rachel McAdams (also starred in The Notebook) is awesome at her role also. Her role was also very believable, as if she was a real life "Plastic".

P.S. When I first saw this movie, I had no idea Rachel McAdams played the part of Regina George. I was in complete shock when I heard.
Has it really been two years already????
Helpless 'Mean Girls' addict | The World of Wonderful Stuff ? population: 'Mean G | 05/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Exactly two years ago today, what IS and probably always WILL BE the most amazing, most delightful thing in the history of the universe was released to the theaters nationwide only to blow the socks off of thousands of viewers, thus contributing to its Eighty-million dollar plus box office success. `Mean Girls' is just one of those films that seems to have been made to do nothing except please the viewer. It is sensational in just about every category of the senses: sight, sound, etc. It is also extremely addicting and very, very comforting. I mean, there's something about it that's just... magical. The first thing that comes to mind when I think `Mean Girls' is cotton candy. For the most part, they are really not that much different. They're both fluffy, sweet, colorful, and soft, and fun. Another thing that comes to mind when I think of this movie is being stranded somewhere in the arctic South with no coat, a pair of Bermuda shorts, and perhaps some sandals. I am literally freezing to my death, but then, out of nowhere, the polar bear that is `Mean Girls' comes and squeezes me snugly, thus keeping me cozy and warm enough to not only survive, but have this feeling that I am actually AT Bermuda (at least until help arrives).

There is something about this movie that almost makes you feel as if you are literally floating atop a cloud in the heavens. It may not seem like it at first, but this is so much more than just a "chick flick", or a teeny-bopper movie, or an "average" high school movie. I'm not even sure where to begin. A film like this could provide a great instructional tool for any one of the following courses at the post-secondary schooling level (despite the fact that around 85% of the film deals with this level). Such courses might include Women's Studies, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Popular Culture, and, of course, Mathematics. I say Women's Studies because it provides an in-depth observation of same-gender relations as they occur between girls within this age range. I say Ethnic Studies due its multicultural cast. In other words, there seems to be a character from just about every culture from which one can think: Caucasian, African-American, Vietnamese, Lebanese, Puerto-Rican, etc. I say Psychology because it explores the behavior of these individuals in their adolescent years. The Popular Cultural aspect takes a look at what type of music they listen, some well-known celebrities and singers, and, in general, how they keep themselves entertained. As for Mathematics, we have the main character whose favorite subject seems to be Calculus, a math competition between two state schools, and this aspect of the film manages to incorporate itself well into the plot.

As I was glancing through some of the reviews, I couldn't help but stumble upon one which mentioned the fact that the film's script was based off a book (nonfiction) entitled "Queen Bees and Wannabees" by Rosalind Wiseman. I also noticed that in this same review, the author mentions that the film covers the basics of the information found there, but does not explore how the personalities of these individuals, some of which are directly parallel to the main characters in the film, are allowed to synthesize themselves. However, it is important to keep in the following in mind: This movie is a comedy, as opposed to say, a documentary. Its purpose is to ENTERTAIN the viewer (simply by demonstrating the personalities), not EDUCATE the viewer through an amalgamation of factual information and interviews based off of such relations. While the film does seem to possess a high degree of educational value, there is just so much to treasure about this film and there is a numerical quantity of reasons why it is just... a legend... a priceless jewel... a movie to end all movies. There's just so much to love about this movie that it's not even funny. For starters, as one of the previous reviewers mentioned, there is something delightfully misleading about the film's title. I had checked out the film a while ago, thinking that the film itself would be spiteful, vicious, and just downright heartless and cruel, but it somehow managed to be the direct opposite of ALL those things. If anything, it is ANTI-mean. A couple of examples include the scene where Janis Ian confronts Cady Heron after the second party scene, and then we have the queen of mean, Regina George, getting hit by a school bus. Going along with that incident, the film seems to illustrate the golden rule, and it does so with efficacy. Examples include a successful revenge against Regina by Janis, and then we have Jason, the character who throws a shoe in the face of Damian, getting knocked in the face with a stereo (accidentally). Furthermore, the film also seems to demonstrate a level of social mobility, one of the reasons why I said that it might be suitable for a group of students interested in sociology, in that we have Cady, the new student, who starts out knowing nothing about the DO's and DON'T's of being mainstream-schooled, but then at a later point, winds up in a position of authority with regards to the Student Activities Committee. I mean, it's just... incredible... an absolutely delicious surprise... you just have to see it to believe it!