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Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

R | | Comedy | 25 April 1997 (USA)
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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Romy White
... Michele Weinberger
... Heather Mooney
... Sandy Frink
... Christie Masters
... Cheryl Quick
... Kelly Possenger (as Kristin Bauer)
... Lisa Luder
... Billy Christianson
... Toby Walters
... Cowboy
... Ramon
... Receptionist at 'Singled Out'
... Boutique Manager
... Mr. Lish
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Romy and Michele have been through it all, including being tortured by the Popular crowd when in high school. When they receive word of a 10 year reunion, they come to realize their lives aren't as impressive as they'd like them to be. Instead of staying home they go to the reunion with business outfits, cell phones, and one heck of a bogus success story. Written by Movie Guy-27

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A Comedy of Blonders. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,429,406, 27 April 1997, Wide Release

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$29,205,077, 17 August 1997
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Trivia

Vincent Ventresca appeared in two episodes of "Friends"; which co-starred Lisa Kudrow. See more »

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When Toby announces Sandy Frink's arrival, there is a close-up of her mouthing "Come on," but we don't hear it, we only hear a giggle. See more »

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Christie: Thanks a lot Romy.
Romy: What?
Christie: Thanks for stealing my boyfriend!
Romy: What are you talking about?
Christie: Billy just broke up with me. Apparently he's had a crush on you since Mr. Roswell's class and now that he knows that you like him, he doesn't want to pretend with me anymore. My life was perfect and you ruined it! Oh!
Romy: I swear to God Christy, I didn't even think he'd dance with me!
Michele: Wow, she is really P.O.'d. This is so cool!
Romy: I know. It's like I had this dream where Billy was like in love with me, and he was in...
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Turning Japanese
Written by David Fenton
Performed by The Vapors
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Sex-change for "Dumb & Dumber" : blondes have more fun
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ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION (1997) ***1/2 Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, Alan Cumming.

Hysterically funny comedy about two best friends/roomies Sorvino and Kudrow (think female "Dumb and Dumber") facing their 10th high school reunion and, realizing their lives are not worth really bragging about, coming up with pseudo lives. Lots of belly laughs especially Kudrow's explanation of how Post-It glue is made and her run in with a limo. Garofalo is a scream as their fellow bitter alumni. Kudos to costumer Mona Maya's outlandishly colorful creations, Robin Schiff's kitschy screenplay based on her play "Ladies' Room" and a waycool soundtrack of ersatz 80s tunes (best one: The Smithereen's "Blood & Roses" to start off the flashback). Directed in high comic style and snappish glee by David Mirkin.


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