Mean Girls movie review - Aussieboyreviews
IS THERE TOO MUCH ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOUR IN MEAN GIRLS?
This comedy is packed with stereotypical teenage attitude, but is still entertaining and funny. Mean Girls is fantastic, original and is best for teens due to mature content.
Cady moves to a new public school and befriends two of her classmates. They warn her to avoid the a group of mean girls led by Regina George, but things get complicated when she develops a crush on Regina’s ex-boyfriend.
Director: Mark Waters
Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, Tim Meadows, Ana Gasteyer, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey
Writer: Tina Fey
Release Date (Australia): 24 June 2004
Runtime: 97 minutes/1h 37m
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The film contains crude humour, bullying and a scene in which a character is hit and injured by a bus.
The film contains a lengthy sequence that features depictions of several teenage girls being kicked, punched and tackled in school hallways.
The film contains frequent use of the words “whore”, “bitch” and “slut”.
The film features mild verbal references to drugs and a teacher being accused of selling drugs.
The film frequently features mild crude sexual humour and sexual references.
PG-13 (for sexual content, language and some teen partying)
Aussie boy's thoughts
It’s an enormous surprise to discover the fact that the typical high-school teacher, Ms. Norbury, enrolled by Tina Fey, knows exactly how to write an exceedingly funny and entertaining screenplay depicting a group of unkind teenage girls with attitude. She provides pure originality and humour throughout this pleasurable teen comedy, accompanied by director Mark Waters whose also able to make sure the ideas will leave you in hysterics and will occasionally shock you.
Mean Girls is a pink-coloured, harsh teen comedy that you’re either to appreciate or despise. It’s definitely the flick that feels like a ‘female’ movie, due to the depictions of teenage girls with a real attitude and reputation. The film also attaches to humour that teenagers are likely to adore, but adults will still find pleasure in the storyline.
The film owns a standard runtime of an hour and a half, but sometimes it feels like it drags to a longer stage. In this type of teenage comedy, it’s mainly because there’s several chunks of time that keep at a slow pace, but they’re always overtaken by big events.
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