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

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$29,205,077 (USA) (15 August 1997)
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Many actors in this movie played small roles in "Friends", Lisa Kudrow's most famous work. Julia Campbell and Elaine Hendrix were Ross's love interests. Vincent Ventresca played Monica's on and off boyfriend "Fun Bobby". Plus, it's common knowledge that Janeane Garofalo turned down the role of Monica. And Jennifer Aniston married Justin Theroux, who plays the cowboy in R&M. See more »

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Before they dance together, Sandy takes off his jacket, Romy & Michelle both take off their shoes. After they dance, they walk out of the ballroom, leaving their things behind. When they get outside, jacket and shoes reappear. 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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Be My Lover
Written by Gerd Amir Saraf, Andy Brenner, Melanie Thornton and Lane McCray
Performed by La Bouche
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blonde misfits
16 November 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Romy and Michele have been friends since school. They stick to each other and just have the best time together. In school they were outcasts but it never phased them one bit. They currently reside in L.A. and are exactly how they were in school. When they hear that there is a high school reunion, they are over joyed about going back to meet everyone again; even their nemesis the A group. But they realise that people might not be impressed with their lives, so they think of a lie that makes them look really successful. But from this simple lie their friendship is broken apart and are made the laughing stock at the reunion.

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion is a great little comedy of nostalgia; looking back upon school years, the fashion, the music and how people were back then; seeing that they've changed or just stayed completely the same.

Overall this doesn't say much; there is that moral that friendship is the most important and to stand by your friends in any situation. There is that idea also that when people look back upon school years people realise if they were liked or not; Christy and the A group finding they were the most hated and despised and that the 'freaks' of school go on to be the most successful.

Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow fit their characters perfectly; giving so much energy and naivety to them. Janeane Garofalo was great as the surly, fowl mouthed Heather Mooney and Alan Cumming as the nerdy Sandy Frink is also great.

It isn't the best comedy, but its still a great watch. Makes you look upon your own school years.


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