Girlie Night

MEAN GIRLS QUOTE-ALONG

Director Mark Waters
Year 2004
Starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey
Rating PG-13
Age Policy

17 and up; Children 5 and up will be allowed only with a parent or guardian. No children under the age of 5 will be allowed.

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Honestly, I'm not sure how I survived high school without MEAN GIRLS. Released in 2004, this film came out years after my graduation, so all of its insights into cliques and popularity were useless to me. Tina Fey, I could have really used your help in the mid '90s.

Fey based the script on her own adolescent experiences as well as material from the non-fiction book "Queen Bees and Wannabees," resulting in a portrayal of teen politics so accurate, it should be required viewing in every school district across America. Because no matter where you grow up, you have to deal with the Plastics (even if you are one), not to mention unrequited crushes, clueless parents and dorky teachers who actually want to help you, even when it looks like social suicide.

MEAN GIRLS manages to achieve that illusive peak of comedy-- it takes material that hits far too close to home and transforms it into something incredibly hilarious. Thankfully, the filmmakers found a cast deserving of the script, which is something that has probably never been said about Lindsay Lohan before or since. But she really is fantastic in the role of Cady, the home-schooled newbie taken under the wing of Regina George, played with an amazing amount of nuance by Rachel McAdams. And then there's the supporting cast (including Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Lizzy Caplan and Amanda Seyfried) which is overflowing with so much talent, it's basically unfair to the rest of all movies ever.

It's easy to see why MEAN GIRLS so quickly earned a permanent place in our cultural lexicon, not to mention my every day vocabulary. From the elegantly simple, "Boo, you whore," to the awesomely true observation, "I love seeing teachers outside of school. It's like seeing a dog walk on its hind legs," the script is packed with great lines, which is why we've created the first ever quote-along version of the movie! With your favorite lines subtitled on the screen, you can try to make fetch happen with Gretchen and experience ESPN with Karen while playing along with props themed to the film.

It's a screening guaranteed to be even better than a cake of rainbows and smiles, so whether you're a Plastic, a Mathlete or a Badass M.C., prepare yourself for a totally gruel time. (Sarah Pitre)

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