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Heathers (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  31 March 1989 (USA)
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A girl who half-heartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics; killing the popular kids.

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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 Marielle <msaz.movies@gmail.com>

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Best friends, social trends and occasional murder. See more »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,108,462 (USA)
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When Heather Duke gathers signatures for the Big Fun petition, one of the students stamps his name: Dennis Di Novi. This is a reference to the film's producer, Denise Di Novi. See more »

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After exiting the restroom and entering the cafeteria, Heather #1 is holding the red lunch poll clipboard. Heather #1 is still holding it when Veronica starts walking towards JD (and you can see both Veronica's hands are empty), but when Veronica arrives and asks JD the question, Veronica magically has the clipboard. See more »

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The popular kids get whats coming to them.
1 November 2004 | by (Santa Clara, CA) – See all my reviews

"Heathers" is these 3 popular girls in highschool. They rule the school. Veronica joined the clique after being promised the world. Veronica hates her friends. They are cruel and self absorbed. But one day she meets a hot rebel named Jason Dean and she is smitten. He also hates the Heathers too, and of course thats a big plus.

One night after being ridiculed at a college party veronica tells Heather #1 off. Heather explains to Veronica that she is nothing and soon the whole school will know that as well. Veronica is about to go back to kissing Heather's ass until J.D. crawls through her window and convinces her that instead she can get revenge. Little does Veronica know that J.D. isn't really playing with a full deck of cards, and his idea of revenge is more violent than hers. The best part about the movie is how stupid everyone in their town is. The whole movie is a satire of Highschool, and what its like. How parents can be so cold, how the kids can be so cruel, and the way that life can suck.


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