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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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25 April 1997 (USA)  »

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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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Lisa Kudrow received a degree in Biology from Vassar College, and Mira Sorvino a degree in Asian Studies from Harvard University, so during production of Romy and Michele, they nicknamed each other "Smart" and "Smarter". See more »

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In the flash back scene at Romy and Michele's High School which occurs in the late '80s there are cans of Coca Cola on the lunch tables. The cans seen are the modern cans of the late '90s with the elongated neck and push through top. The characters graduated in 1987 and the pull top cans with the tear drop shaped openings were still being used until 1989. See more »

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Romy: Michele? Now that I'm looking at this, our lives don't seem as impressive as I thought.
Michele: They don't?
Romy: Well, do you think it's impressive that we're still single, and we've been living together for ten years, and I'm a cashier and you're unemployed?
Michele: Not super-impressive.
Romy: Then, what's the point of going if we're not going to impress people?
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References Rhoda (1974) See more »

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Blue Danube Waltz
Written by Johann Strauß
Arranged by Alf Clausen
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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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