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

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$29,205,077 (USA) (15 August 1997)
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In one scene, Christy played a trick on Michelle by putting magnets on her back brace. The actress who played Christy, Julia Campbell, wore a back brace in real life when she developed scoliosis at age 11. At 15, she had to have corrective surgery when her spine started cutting into her right lung. She has since recovered but cannot partake in any physical activities that puts pressure on her spine. See more »

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Both times that the cowboy throws cigarette butts at Heather, they land on the ground and move before she picks them up. See more »

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Romy: Have a "Romy and Michele" day!
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Just a Girl
Written by Gwen Stefani and Tom Dumont (as Thomas Dumont)
Performed by No Doubt
Courtesy of Trauma/Interscope Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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Sex-change for "Dumb & Dumber" : blondes have more fun
21 April 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION (1997) ***1/2 Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, Alan Cumming.

Hysterically funny comedy about two best friends/roomies Sorvino and Kudrow (think female "Dumb and Dumber") facing their 10th high school reunion and, realizing their lives are not worth really bragging about, coming up with pseudo lives. Lots of belly laughs especially Kudrow's explanation of how Post-It glue is made and her run in with a limo. Garofalo is a scream as their fellow bitter alumni. Kudos to costumer Mona Maya's outlandishly colorful creations, Robin Schiff's kitschy screenplay based on her play "Ladies' Room" and a waycool soundtrack of ersatz 80s tunes (best one: The Smithereen's "Blood & Roses" to start off the flashback). Directed in high comic style and snappish glee by David Mirkin.


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