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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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This time around it's 1987, and new high school graduates Romy and Michele are desperate to get away from their hometown of Tucson, Arizona. Their goal is to leave their square town behind ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Schiff
Stars: Katherine Heigl, Alexandra Breckenridge, Kelly Brook


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Kelly (as Kristin Bauer)
Receptionist at 'Singled Out'
Boutique Manager


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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Romy e Michele  »

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


$29,205,077 (USA) (15 August 1997)

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Did You Know?


The car dealership in the film where Mira Sorvino's character works is called Rusnak - located in Pasadena, California on Colorado Blvd. See more »


At their prom in 1987, Romy has her hair styled like Madonna. However, Madonna didn't do the blond ponytail until her Blond Ambition Tour in 1990. See more »


MicheleRomy: [singing along to radio] Cut loose! Footloose! Kick off your sunday shoes!
[they both trail off and look at each other]
Romy: I have no idea what the rest of the lyrics are...
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References Mary Tyler Moore (1970) See more »


Written by Kenny Loggins and Dean Pitchford
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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