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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 »

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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

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Before they ruled the reunion, they rocked Hollywood.

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Romy and Michele: Behind the Velvet Rope  »

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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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The movie takes place in 1990, yet when Romy and Michele see the ocean for the first time there is a shot of the Santa Monica pier complete with all the rides, none of which were added to the pier until 1996. See more »

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Michele Weinberger: Romy, what's karma?
Romy White: Oh, it's this Middle Eastern religious thingy that the Indians with the dots believe in.
[Points to her forehead]
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Spoofs Pretty Woman (1990) See more »

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Vogue
Written by Madonna and Shep Pettibone
Performed by Madonna
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Nails the spirit of the thing
15 June 2005 | by (los angeles, usa) – See all my reviews

While I agree that this was an anachronistic nightmare, and while I'll take everyone's word for it that they mixed up the characters, the fantastic spirit which took the potential train wreck of "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion" and catapulted it into instant cult status remains intact here. With the exception of the two male leads who were dropped in from "I-Don't-Quite-Get-It-Ville", every actor involved is right with the program, Katherine Heigl as Romy and Rhea Seeborn as Ashley Schwartz in particular. I recall when "RaMHSR" ended, I wished I could have spent more time with Romy and Michelle. Well, I got my wish (more or less). I spent the better part of this movie smiling like an idiot, laughing occasionally, and wishing I had a friend like that...one who got me, and made me better. I also found myself wishing, again, that it wouldn't end. True, this lacks the sophistication of the first one across the board; production, research, writing (they managed to slip in a fart line just minutes before the end), but if you are someone who appreciates substance over form and you were a fan of the first movie (if you haven't seen it, please see it before this one), then you should truly appreciate this and take it for what it is...a cheap, but shiny, gift from the gods.


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