Twenty-four hours in the lives of the young employees at Empire Records when they all grow up and become young adults thanks to each other and the manager. They all face the store joining a chain store with strict rules.
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
UK cinema version (rated 12) removes all profanity and inserts inoffensive replacements, along with removing some sexual references:
[Reel 1] Heather telling Toby to "fuck off" is replaced with "bug off".
[Reel 2] Same as the first cut (when Toby interrupts Heather and Sandy at the prom).
Heather asking Clarence "Why don't you go fuck a sheep..." is replaced with "wed a sheep".
[Reel 3] When Ramon asks Romy for a favour at the car dealership, the second half of their fake sex dialogue is cut. "Man stallion, fill me with your giant love wand" up to and including "Oh Ramon, your penis is so powerful, I'm coming" is removed.
[Reel 4] Heather telling Toby to "fuck off" after being asked for a name tag is removed.
Heather's line "I already asked Toby dumb-fuck" is replaced with "dumb-butt".
[Reel 5] Romy's line "Now we're just a fucking joke" is replaced with "stupid joke" (this cut persists in the American video version).
Romy telling Christy "We don't give a flying fuck what you think" is replaced with "flying frog".
Toby telling Heather "And please don't tell me to fuck off" is replaced with "bug off".
Heather telling Clarence "If you fuck with me, in any way..." is replaced with "mess with me".
All UK video versions are uncut and rated 15. See more »
Sex-change for "Dumb & Dumber" : blondes have more fun
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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