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Romy and Michele: In the Beginning (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy  -  30 May 2005 (USA)
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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 »

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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 and be amongst the beautiful, hip people in Hollywood, California, where they can realize their dream of socializing with the rich and famous. Their lives would be complete if they could just get into the celebrity-laden Ozone, the hottest nightclub in Los Angeles. It takes them three years to save up enough money, and find the right outfits to wear, but once in Hollywood, the lovable and lucky duo's escapades lead them to a cast of characters who keep their lives from being anything but square. Written by Galen <jawbreaker1488@yahoo.com>

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Before they ruled the reunion, they rocked Hollywood.

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Shot as a pilot for a TV series in 2002. The networks passed on making it into a weekly show, so it was shelved and ultimately aired as a movie of the week in 2005. See more »

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In the first scene of the girls on Hollywood Boulevard, dressed as hookers, walk by a place with "DVDs" on its sign. The scene is set in 1990, while the first DVD players did not go on sale until November 1996. See more »

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[Romy and Michele walk down a Los Angeles sidewalk both dressed like Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman"]
Michele Weinberger: No wonder all the stars live here.
Romy White: Oh, I know. It's so exciting. It's like 9:00 and look at all the people in the streets.
Michele Weinberger: And none of them are wearing spurs.
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Spoofs Pretty Woman (1990) See more »

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Produced and Performed by Snap
Written by The 45 King (as DJ Mark the 45 King), Chill Rob G, and Snap
Courtesy of Arista/BMG Records
By Arrangement with BMG Special Markets
© 1990 BMG Ariola München GmbH
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Katherine's good, the rest sucks
11 June 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

So this movie is really not any good, but Katherine Heigl is so good that if you like her it is worth watching. I only saw the movie on TV, but the problem is obviously the screenplay. The movie easily could have been just about Romy and Michelle moving out to California, but instead they had to have a transsexual woman and super model and all these stupid elements that just take away from the story. They once again have a dance sequence near the end of the movie, but it is not anywhere near as funny or creative as the original. They took the basic formula from the original instead of just taking the characters into a new movie. Once again Romy and Michelle get into a fight and the whole movie just plays like a crappy retelling of the original. The four out of ten is only because Katherine is so likable in the movie, just like all her other movies so don't watch it unless you really like her.


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