Mean Girls

By 15th April 2011 No Comments

Mean Girls is a 2004 written by & co-starring Tina Fey, it is based on the non-fiction book “Queen Bees and Wannabes” by Rosalind Wiseman. The film stars Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams, and is a comedy/drama set primarily at a high school, follows a newcomer’s experience at a high school in which everybody seems categorized. It got a great reception at the box office, having received $24.4 million in its opening weekend in the USA, it went on to earn a staggering $135 million worldwide and was Lindsay Lohan’s second highest grossing film to date.

Raised in the African bush country by her zoologist parents, Cady Heron thinks she knows all about the “survival of the fittest”. But the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning when the home-schooled 15-year old enters public high school for the first time. Trying to find her place between jocks, mathletes, and other subcultures, Cady crosses paths with the meanest species of all – the Queen Bee, aka the cool and calculating Regina George, leader of the school’s most fashionable clique, the Plastics. When Cady falls for Regina’s ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels, though, the Queen Bee is stung – and she schemes to destroy Cady’s social future. Cady’s own claws soon come out as she leaps into a hilarious “Girl World” war that has the whole school running for cover.

I found Mean Girls film surprisingly entertaining, the comedic emphasise on the youngsters and the behaviour/categorization is hilarious to watch. Lindsay Lohan is beautiful as ever and gives a great comedic performance, she has proven that she has great potential it’s just a question of whether or not this recent troublesome phase regarding wild parties and rehabilitation clinics will pass. Mean Girls isn’t just a comedy film, I found it to be extremely dramatical at points, containing strong messages regarding “social acceptance” and the concept of “everyone being equal”. All-in-all this is a good film for all ages, it does it’s job very well and is one I can recommend if you want to kick-back and laugh.