Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.
A regular girl, Veronica, tries to survive the social jungle of high school by sticking with the three most popular girls at school who are all called Heather. As she meets a sociopath named JD, her life spirals into a continuous cycle of hate, unintentional murder and indifference, as she exacts revenge on her enemies, also known as her best friends. Written by
Lying on top of the glass table through which Heather Chandler fell were a copy of the Cliff's Notes for "The Bell Jar" (which was written by Sylvia Plath, who committed suicide) and a magazine with a cover story "The Fall of the American Teenager." See more »
When Veronica and JD are waking up in the school parking lot, Veronica holds her left arm carefully. When she takes the lighter and puts it on the palm of her left hand, it is obvious that this is not a real hand. See more »
[after watching J.D. flirt with Veronica]
Let's kick his ass!
Shit, Ram - we're seniors, man. We're too old for that kind of crap. Let's give 'im a good scare, though.
[They walk to where J.D. is sitting]
[Sticking his fingers into J.D.'s lunch]
You gonna eat this?
What did your boyfriend say when you told 'im you were movin' to Sherwood, Ohio?
Answer him, dick!
Hey Ram, doesn't this cafeteria have a "No Fags Allowed" rule?
Well they, uh, seem to have an open door policy for assholes though, don't...
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Unlike many of the teen movies that have enjoyed enduring appeal, "Heathers" survives not due to nostalgia, but because of its intelligence and searing, midnight-black wit.
Winona Ryder is Veronica, the disillusioned popular girl who falls in with a dangerous loner - Christian Slater as the malefic J.D. The two attempt to right their high school's social wrongs and end up on a killing spree.
Released on the cusp of the 1980s, the film feels strikingly prescient and more disturbing than ever today.
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