4.1/10
991
18 user 2 critic

Romy and Michele: In the Beginning (2005)

In this prequel to Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, it shows Romy and Michele as they graduate in 1987, and again three years later as they take on Los Angeles. For years Romy and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(characters),
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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: David Mirkin
Stars: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo
Vegas Dick (TV Movie 2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Vegas Dick centers on a "former" con man who becomes a casino detective. However, his past may not be as far behind him as he thought. Now he must juggle his prior occupation with his present one.

Director: Frederick King Keller
Stars: Vincent Ventresca, Katherine Heigl, Jules Douglas
Side Effects I (2005)
Romance | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A young woman fumbles with love and ethics as she navigates a career with one of corporate America's darlings...the pharmaceutical industry.

Director: Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau
Stars: Sandy Adell, David M. Ames, John Apple
Caffeine (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A fanciful battle of the sexes ensues when the relationships of the staff and patrons of a quirky London café are unexpectedly turned upside down by sudden revelations of terribly ... See full summary »

Director: John Cosgrove
Stars: Marsha Thomason, Mena Suvari, Callum Blue
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Michele Weinberger (as Alex Breckenridge)
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

In this prequel to Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, it shows Romy and Michele as they graduate in 1987, and again three years later as they take on Los Angeles. For years Romy and Michele have been dreaming to go to L.A. and become rich and famous, but they decided to put their trip on hold while they save money. Three years have passed by and they've only managed to save $68, only $8 more than they had in high school. Despite their lack of money, they decide to go ahead with their plans to move to L.A. after seeing Pretty Woman. As the girls arrive in L.A., they decide to become prostitutes, but chicken out after their first encounter with a client. As they walk home, a man lends them a dollar for a vending machine, and Romy and Michele are arrested for prostitution. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Before they ruled the reunion, they rocked Hollywood.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 May 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Romy and Michele: Behind the Velvet Rope  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Michele Weinberger: You know what I hate? When cute gay guys flirt with you and they know they can't deliver.
See more »

Connections

Spoofs A Night at the Roxbury (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

The Power
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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page