6.2/10
36,505
173 user 50 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
Reviews
Popularity
2,867 ( 328)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
3 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Kelly Possenger (as Kristin Bauer)
...
...
...
...
...
...
Receptionist at 'Singled Out'
...
Boutique Manager
...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Comedy of Blonders. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Romy e Michele  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,429,406, 27 April 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,205,077, 17 August 1997
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Vincent Ventresca, though he had extensive TV experience prior to this film's release. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ramon: You have to say something nice about my penis!
Romy: Oh, Ramon! Your penis is so powerful! I'm coming! Okay, thanks, get off me now.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Outs: You're Fine, You're Fine, You're Fine (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Sex-change for "Dumb & Dumber" : blondes have more fun
21 April 2003 | by 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.


37 of 44 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 173 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page