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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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In an episode of HBO's "The Comeback," Lisa Kudrow's "Valerie Cherish" walks through a metal detector only to reveal she has a rod down her back due to her having scoliosis as a teen, much like Michele having scoliosis in the film. See more »

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When Romy and Michele are looking at Vogue magazine, the cat licks its leg or the ham, depending on the shot. See more »

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Heather: Wow, all that time you guys were making my life hell, the A group was doing the same thing to you! I had no idea!
Michele: You know? I bet in high school, everybody made somebody's life hell.
Heather: Nope, sorry, never had the opportunity.
Michele: I bet that's not true...
Heather: You think?
Michele: Oh, yeah, you were really unpleasant.
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References Singled Out (1995) See more »

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Cruel Summer
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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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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