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Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

R | | Comedy | 25 April 1997 (USA)
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Two dense, inseparable friends hit the road for their 10-year high school reunion and concoct an elaborate lie about their lives in order to impress their classmates.

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Romy and Michelle 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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$7,429,406 (USA) (25 April 1997)

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$29,205,077 (USA) (15 August 1997)
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In the dream reunion scene, when Romy and Michelle are on stage to receive their award, you can see just above the stage in the lights that are strung what looks like a banana on one side, and a carrot on the other just like the magnets that Christie put on Michelle's back brace in high school. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Michele: [On video phone in the future in Michelle's dream] Billy, honey. Tell your mommy that Michelle Wienberger is on the phone.
Romy: No. Not Until you admit that I'm the Mary, and you're the Rhoda.
Michele: I'm the Mary! You're a pasty hag on your death bed!
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Referenced in The Comeback: Valerie Demands Dignity (2005) See more »

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Whip It
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V. Casale (as Gerald Casale)
Performed by Devo
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Markets and Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
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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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