MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,937 this week

Romy and Michele: In the Beginning (2005)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  Comedy  |  30 May 2005 (USA)
4.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.1/10 from 949 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 2 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(characters),
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 12 titles
created 27 Dec 2011
 
a list of 532 titles
created 08 Feb 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 15 Mar 2012
 
a list of 1017 titles
created 22 Mar 2012
 
a list of 1635 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Romy and Michele: In the Beginning (TV Movie 2005)

Romy and Michele: In the Beginning (TV Movie 2005) on IMDb 4.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Romy and Michele: In the Beginning.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Descendant (2003)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A young novelist, tormented by his family's history and haunted by the specter of his long-dead, more famous ancestor, falls in love with a woman, a distant relative of his ancestor, whose ... See full summary »

Directors: Kermit Christman, Del Tenney
Stars: Jeremy London, Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile
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
Evil Never Dies (TV Movie 2003)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

After his wife is brutally murdered, a policeman transfers to patrol duty at a college, only to discover that the now-executed murderder may be brought back to life as part of a professor's experiment.

Director: Uli Edel
Stars: Thomas Gibson, Katherine Heigl, Simon Bossell
Love's Enduring Promise (TV Movie 2004)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Devout Wild West farmer Clark Davis works his tail off to provide for his wife, sons Aaron and Arnie and daughter Missie. When his doted, equally devoted oldest son Aaron is startled, Clark... See full summary »

Director: Michael Landon Jr.
Stars: January Jones, Logan Bartholomew, Dale Midkiff
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
Stand-ins (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Hollywood. 1937. The Golden Age of Cinema. Six women, who come to Hollywood with the dream of becoming famous, find themselves working as stand-ins to the glamorous stars of the era. They ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Keith
Stars: Katherine Morris, Costas Mandylor, Jordan Ladd
The Tempest (TV Movie 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic is set in the Mississippi bayous during the Civil War.

Director: Jack Bender
Stars: Peter Fonda, John Glover, Harold Perrineau
Bug Buster (1998)
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Killer cockroaches swarm a small lakeside community.

Director: Lorenzo Doumani
Stars: Randy Quaid, Brenda Epperson, Katherine Heigl
Wuthering Heights (TV Movie 2003)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Two lovers engage in a passionate but thwarted romance in this modern adaptation of the classic novel.

Director: Suri Krishnamma
Stars: Erika Christensen, Mike Vogel, Christopher Masterson
Critical Assembly (TV Movie 2002)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Two college students (Heigl and Smith) build a nuclear device, which is stolen by a fellow student. When it ends up in the hands of a terrorist, they work with an FBI agent (Beach) in a race against time.

Director: Eric Laneuville
Stars: Katherine Heigl, Kerr Smith, J. August Richards
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Stars: Kelly Brook, Macey Cruthird, Myles Jeffrey
Just Temporary (TV Movie 1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A boss has her hands full when she employs her "Valley Girl" roommates.

Director: Kim Friedman
Stars: Chelsea Field, Lisa Kudrow, Christie Mellor
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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>

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

Iowa Tourist: [he thinks they are hookers by how they are dressed] Here, girls.
[he hands them a dollar for a soda]
Iowa Tourist: I will pray for God to lead you to a better life.
Michele Weinberger: Thanks. Wow, people in LA are just so nice.
Police Officer: LAPD. You're under arrest.
[she pushes them up against the soda machines]
Police Officer: Hands against the machines.
Michele Weinberger: Under arrest for what?
Police Officer: Solicitation.
Romy White: What? We even haven't had sex... in like months.
[...]
See more »

Connections

References The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Vogue
Written by Madonna and Shep Pettibone
Performed by Madonna
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Completely forgettable!
19 April 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Well... this is a crap and I must start by this, because it's true.

This is one of those movies that only exists to destroy an original and brilliant idea that Romy & Michele was even people not understanding its potentials so much and then not giving great ratings as it really deserved and still deserves.

I always knew that this movies was bad, and that's why I never care to watch it. But yesterday, visiting a friend of mine, I had to watch it because he was, and you know... it was impossible not underrate it while my poor friend seemed to be loving it. All the time I felt the need to explain to him that the original one is so much better that he would keep it in his mind as one of the best comedy movies he would ever seen... but at the same time I thought by myself: "Well, think about it. If he seems to be loving this huge piece of $#!%, probably he would not understand a half of what Romy & Michele really means". Also, I brought with me Welcome To The Dollhouse, because it was a movie that he was curious about after saying so much about it to him. So I thought by myself again: "I can't believe that he seems to be loving this huge piece of $#!% while I have in my hands one of the finest thing about comedy that I've ever seen". And then... like a bolt sent from heaven, he said: "lets watch this one you brought... seems more interesting". Well, of course it is!

Romy & Michele: The Beginning, is the worst movie I've ever seen. So awful that all Friday The 13th series seems really great. OK, it's a movie made for television so it doesn't care so much for quality, but it's not an excuse for a so horrible taste.

The great thing about the original Romy & Michele are, of course, the actresses. Mira and Lisa are so perfect in their roles and their chemistry are stunning. Then you have all that nostalgic thing about the 80's, and an amazing script with extremely funny and intelligent dialogs. You have none of that in this one.

So, here's my advice. Do not waste your time on this one for your mental sake. I'm wasting my time writing all of this because I want you to know that I'm meaning it: IT'S AWFUL!!!


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Totally Mixed Up Characters icycoldchick14
DVD Release? Screamingj
I just saw Romy + Michele: in the Beginning eapandme
i was an extra in this movie. xokissmexo887
The characters were switched... ladystrange78
Monday, May 30th, 8:00! Finally! VivaLasVegas

Contribute to This Page