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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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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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After their argument, while driving to the reunion, both Michele and Romy say "Fine," but Romy's mouth doesn't move. See more »

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[Romy whips Michele in the face with her hair]
Michele: Ow! That hurt! But it looked really good!
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Written by Tony Swain, Steve Jolley, Keren Woodward, Sarah Dallin and Siobhan Fahey
Performed by Bananarama
Courtesy of London Records, Ltd.
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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