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Mean Girls (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 30 April 2004 (USA)
Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

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Storyline

Her parents being zoologists, homeschooled Cady Heron lived in Africa for 15 years. Attending a Chicago public high school for the first time, she starts out by befriending the "best people you will meet", Janis, a supposedly lesbian girl; and Damian, a boy "too gay to function". Cady is warned to avoid the "worst people you will ever meet", the Plastics--a clique comprised of three girls: Gretchen Wieners, a girl who's rich because her father invented toaster strudel; Karen Smith, the "dumbest girl you will ever meet"; and Regina George, the unofficial leader and the meanest one. She becomes a hit with the Plastics and eventually assimilates into the clique, only for Janis to ask her sabotage them. After conflicts involving Regina's ex-boyfriend, Aaron Samuels, Cady later becomes tied between being part of them or sabotaging them. Whilst eventually becoming one, she sabotages them. She tricks Regina into eating fattening candy bars that she claims will make her skinny, tries to break... Written by gamergcfan

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This summer, be part of the in-crowd. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and some teen partying | See all certifications »

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Queen Bees and Wannabes  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,432,195, 2 May 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$86,058,055

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$129,042,871
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Trivia

Tina Fey, who wrote the screenplay for this movie and also starred as Ms. Norbury, was a real-life "mean girl" in high school. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the "Jingle Bell Rock" scene, Mrs. George gets up twice. The first time is a shot from the stage showing her getting out of her seat to move towards the isle. The very next shot is from behind the audience, showing her again getting up from her seat. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chip Heron: This is your lunch, OK? I put a dollar in there so you can buy some milk; you can ask one of the big kids where to do that.
Betsy Heron: Do you remember your phone number? I wrote it down for you just in case. Put it in your pocket, I don't want you to lose it. OK? You ready?
Cady: I think so.
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Crazy Credits

The senior artist credit is misspelled "SENIOR ARTITST". See more »

Connections

Featured in TruInside: Heathers (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Love's Theme
by Barry White
Performed by Love Unlimited Orchestra
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Fun, Sexy, Engaging
26 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

This film is fun. You laugh, you get angry and you enjoy the show (literally, there is one!) This film is sexy. Who doesn't like girls in mini skirts? Well, OK a few do not for legitimate reasons, but most men do. Sex and the human body is natural, primordial and eternal and this film gives you eye candy sweetness.

This film is engaging. You are interested in the characters, the actresses take on their personas well and the plot moves along quickly.


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