Mean Girls Movie Review
This movie is one of the better teen comedies I have watched. Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) is a 15-year-old girl who is going to high school for the first time, after being home schooled for her entire life. Cady’s first friends are Janis Ian and Damien, school outcasts. Janis and Damien warn Cady about the Plastics, the snobby popular girls consisting of Regina George (Rachel McAdams), Gretchen Weiners (Lacey Chabert), and Karen Smith (Amanda Seyfried).
Cady is then invited to sit at the Plastic’s sacred table where she is invited to join their clique and Cady’s friends encourage it so they can discover and manipulate the plastics. Janis, Damien and Cady then come up with a plan to ruin Regina George’s (The “Queen Bee”) life. Lindsay Lohan plays Cady, the main character in Mean Girls. Lindsay played her character marvellously in this movie, and her look suited the character she was playing.
All the actors in this movie were very stereotypical, for example, all the plastics were good-looking and slim whereas the ‘girls who eat their feelings’ are all not as attractive and overweight. The setting on this movie wasn’t that spectacular, but it was supposed to look like an average high school so it suited it quite well. The camera work used in this movie was very clever; they shot from good angles and manoeuvred around the set well. The costumes in this movie were also very stereotypical.
For example, the plastics could only wear certain items of clothing on certain days and always wore tight tops and short skirts. The script of this movie was the most important feature as it was blatantly making fun of teenage cliques and had lots of sarcastic humour. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and would give it a rating of 8. 5/10. I would recommend this film to people who enjoy films with a very comedic script and teenage themes. My only warning is that is highly politically incorrect, it makes fun of subjects such as homophobia, racism and discriminates against overweight people.