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Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

R | | Comedy | 25 April 1997 (USA)
Two dim-witted, inseparable friends hit the road for their ten-year high school reunion and concoct an elaborate lie about their lives in order to impress their classmates.

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Romy and Michele have been through it all, including being tortured by the Popular crowd when in high school. When they receive word of a 10 year reunion, they come to realize their lives aren't as impressive as they'd like them to be. Instead of staying home they go to the reunion with business outfits, cell phones, and one heck of a bogus success story. Written by Movie Guy-27

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A Comedy of Blonders. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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$7,429,406 (USA) (25 April 1997)

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$29,205,077 (USA) (15 August 1997)
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The "cowboy" character is played by Justin Theroux. In 2015 he married Jennifer Aniston who also starred in Friends with Lisa Kudrow. See more »

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When Michele is "trying to scare the little boy" while driving to the reunion, they are overtaken twice by the same car in consecutive shots. See more »

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Romy: Michelle and I have this high school reunion to go to, and we need to show up in a really cool car.
Ramon: Yeah?
Romy: Todd told me he gave you a really great deal on a convertible and that you were fixing it up.
Ramon: Yeah?
Romy: So... can I borrow your car?
Ramon: Well, if I loan you my car, what do I get?
Romy: Uh... what do you want?
Ramon: [looks her up and down] Oh, Romy... you know what I want.
Romy: Forget it! I'm not going to have sex with you just to borrow your stupid car!
Ramon: I gotta get something!
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Referenced in The Comeback: Valerie Demands Dignity (2005) See more »

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Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Written by Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley and Chris Hughes
Performed by Tears for Fears
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & T.V. Licensing
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Harmless Entertainment
20 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For those of us who weren't in the "in" crowd, but turned out OK, this movie is a hoot. And the message is pretty clear: Happiness comes from within, not how successful people think you are.

Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorveno excel as to Blonds who return to their high school reunion intent on making the "Popular People" stand up and take notice. These two are the movie, and an confused appearance by Janeane Garofalo only garbles the basic plot, which isn't wide enough to absorb her. Alan Cummings bit part shows his true talent of being able to step into any role and fit in.

The only place where the movie fails is too much time with Romy and Michelle in L.A., and not enough with them at the reunion, which if written correctly could have made this laugh out loud funny.


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