Monday, February 20, 2012

Movie Mondays: Mean Girls


After three straight weeks of The Lord of the Rings, I figured I'd go for something that's basically the complete opposite.
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Yup. Mean Girls. Oh my God, I love this movie. It's completely and utterly ridiculous, and totally brilliant.

Reasons why Mean Girls is awesome:
1. It was written by Tina Fey, who I LOVE.
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2. It's basically like watching Lindsay Lohan act out a prophesy of her future.
3. That said, it stars Lindsay Lohan before she became a drugged out skank.
4. Rachel McAdams is brilliantly evil.
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5. The gym teacher teaching health classes.
6. Amanda Seyfried is absolutely perfect and her role in this ALMOST makes up for the abomination that was Red Riding Hood.
7. Neil Flynn (aka The Janitor from Scrubs) as Lindsay Lohan's dad.
8. Lindsay Lohan falling head first into a rubbish bin. Comedy gold.
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9. Amy Poehler as Rachel McAdams' mother.
10. Lindsay Lohan's Halloween costume
11. The supporting cast. They're universally brilliant. Especially these two:
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12. The three-way-calling scenes. Makes me really glad we didn't have that shit in Australia when I was in high school.
13. The number of memes it's spawned.
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I'm sorry. But I couldn't not use it.

Plus, the following quotes:
- "She doesn't even go here!"
- "Everyone in Africa knows Swedish."
- "Ma'am, do you have this in the next size up?" "Sorry. We only carry sizes 1,3 and 5. You could try Sears."
- "Are they not supposed to be let out when they're grounded?"
- "The limit does not exist!"
- "Grool!.......I mean to say 'cool' and then I started to say 'great'..."
- "There's a 30 percent chance that it's already raining!"
- "Too gay to function??" "That's only okay when *I* say it!"
- "That is SO fetch."
- "Oh, I LOVE seeing teachers outside of school. It's like seeing a dog walk on its hind legs."
- "That is the ugliest effing skirt I've ever seen."
- "Get in, loser. We're going shopping."
- "You smell like a baby prostitute."
- "Four for you, Glen Coco, you go Glen Coco!"
- "And none for Gretchen Wieners."
- "I can put my whole fist in my mouth. Want to see?"
- "Nice wig, Janice. What's it made of?" "Your mom's chest hair!!"
- "That's why her hair's so big. It's full of secrets."
- "On Wednesdays, we wear pink."
- "I can't go out. *fake cough* I'm sick." "Boo, you whore!"
- "It's like I have ESPN or something!"
- "Oh my GOD, Karen. You can't just ask people why they're white!"

Basically, you're lucky I restrained myself from typing out the entire script!

What say you? Is your hair full of secrets like Gretchen's? Do you have ESPN like Karen? Or are you going to get hit by a bus, like Regina George? ;)

K xx

26 comments:

  1. Here's the reason I went to see Mean Girls in the first place:

    You know that scene where Regina George tells that random girl, "Oh my gosh, I love your skirt." and then turns to Cady and is all "That is the ugliest effing skirt I've ever seen in my life." ?

    I did that. I remember doing that exact thing to girls at school ALL. THE. TIME.

    "Cute shirt? Is it new?"
    "Yeah, it is!"
    "Super cute."
    *walk away*
    "What kind of loser wears a sequined top with khakis?"

    Or many, many variations on the same theme. So, to sum up, the reason I first wanted to see Mean Girls is also the reason I'm going to hell.

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    1. I will be riiiiiiiiiight there with you. Although I didn't really have that problem at high school because of the whole uniform-wearing thing. So I stored it all up for uni instead ;)

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  2. Hehe I giggled all the way through. Hope you're having a good time, look forward to hearing abotu it when you get back :-)

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    1. Had a blast, shall be working on a post about it shortly!

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  3. This movie was so much fun to watch. I was popular in high school but my high school years were the worst! This movie made me think - well it could have been worse!

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    1. I know, right? Every time I watch it, I'm glad I didn't go to an American high school. We were bitchy enough without adding boys and casual clothes to the mix!

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  4. brilliant script. and may I admit that I had no clue that was rachel mcadams until just now?! also, the husband loves this movie. win, win.

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  5. You've seen my hair - it is 100 % filled with secrets... or at lest something.

    This movie is really quite awesome. Also, it brings me back to the days when Lindsay Lohan was innocent and normal. and was rocking her fab red hair. Those were simpler times.

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    1. Being filled with secrets would definitely explain your hair! ;) But only good secrets - like Nutella Day recipes.

      And yes - she should have stuck with the red hair and the not being a cracked out skank. Much better options, really!

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  6. I didn't expect to like this movie, but it completely sucked me in and I have now seen it several times. It's so much fun!

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    1. I think it's the Tina Fey factor - people go "Ugh, crappy teenage girl movie. That's going to suck...", but it DOESN'T!

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  7. Gretchen, stop trying to make "fetch" happen!

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    1. I honestly had to stop myself from just writing out half the script in the quotes. It was bad.

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  8. I'm a mouse ... DUH!

    I've watched this movie too many times to also recall all the quotes. I don't like Lindsay, but I liked this movie. Totally different from LOTR. It's good to have some variety.

    Jason? Jason?
    So fetch!

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    1. I figured I needed something light and girly after three weeks of LOTR!!

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  9. The first time I saw it I wasn't sure what to do with it.

    But now... I LOVE THIS MOVIES AND HAVE BEEN WANTING TO WATCH IT FOR LIKE A MONTH NOW. I'm going to go to Netflix next to be sure it's on my Queue. I have been quoting it almost constantly lately. Have you seen the Mean Girls/Harry Potter meme about Hermionie? It's AMAZING. I think I put it on my Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/73253931408804950/

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    1. BAHAHAHAHAHAHA, that is spectacular. I wanted to quote that "How do I explain Regina George?" bit, but there were so many people speaking that it was just going to look messy. Sad...

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  10. Ha! This movie is chock full of awesome quotes, and you've listed all my favorites! I remember seeing this in theaters when I was 15 and being shocked that Disney let Lindsay Lohan say the word "bitch" in the movie. I don't know why that surprised me so much, but the fact that it did makes me laugh now. I'm sure she's said a whole lot worse at this point. Did you know she's hosting SNL in a few weeks? My cousin and I are totally watching it as it's likely to be incredibly amusing. You tuning in?

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    1. Sadly, Australia doesn't get Saturday Night Live (that I'm aware of. It's certainly not on free-to-air TV), so I can't :( It does sound like it would be highly entertaining though!

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  11. Oooooh, I totally forgot about Lizzy Caplan playing Janis. I just watched ALL of Party Down in the space of three days and am convinced she is a comedic genius.

    Yes. Definitely one of the greatest 'teen' (read: thinly disguised adult satire) movies ever

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    1. I actually read a Tina Fey quote in the process of writing this where she said something along the lines of "Adults get it. Teenagers don't, because it's too much like their day-to-day life."

      I take that as permission to watch it a million times and cackle hysterically.

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  12. It's so weird looking at Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried in this movie, they just seem so - different. I don't know it's just so bizarre! My favourite part was:

    Karen: If you're from Africa, why are you white?
    Gretchen: Oh my God, Karen, you can't just ask people why they're white.

    Just because I use to get it all the time when I was younger, but it was more "Why aren't your black". But the part was perfect.

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    1. It's so funny to see how the two of them have gone on to bigger and better things. Especially in comparison to Lindsay Lohan's career - she was the big shining star at that point, and look at her now compared to the two of them!

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  13. 1. RUBBISH BIN LOL.

    2. Love this movie even though I didn't like it at first. Mostly, "you go Glen Coco!" and "boo you whore" are the funnest things to say. :)

    Lor

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    1. I said rubbish bin especially for you, Lor. I knew you'd appreciate it, even if no one else did! ;)

      And yes. They really really are.
      <3

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