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

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$29,205,077 (USA) (15 August 1997)
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The Post It Note was introduced in 1977, 10 years before Romy and Michele graduated. See more »

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During the dream sequence, when Michele gets hit by Sandy Frink's Limo, you hear Michele saying "Ow", but when you see a close up of Michele her mouth is not moving See more »

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Romy: Hey, if anyone needs to make a call, I've got a phone!
[the A-Group look embarrassed and confused]
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References Mary Tyler Moore (1970) See more »

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Blue Danube Waltz
Written by Johann Strauß
Arranged by Alf Clausen
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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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