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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.

Director:

David Mirkin

Writers:

Robin Schiff (play), Robin Schiff (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mira Sorvino ... Romy White
Lisa Kudrow ... Michele Weinberger
Janeane Garofalo ... Heather Mooney
Alan Cumming ... Sandy Frink
Julia Campbell ... Christie Masters
Mia Cottet ... Cheryl Quick
Kristin Bauer van Straten ... Kelly Possenger (as Kristin Bauer)
Elaine Hendrix ... Lisa Luder
Vincent Ventresca ... Billy Christianson
Camryn Manheim ... Toby Walters
Justin Theroux ... Cowboy
Jacob Vargas ... Ramon
Tami-Adrian George ... Receptionist at 'Singled Out'
Neil Dickson ... Boutique Manager
E.J. Callahan ... 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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The car dealership in the film where Mira Sorvino's character works is called Rusnak - located in Pasadena, California on Colorado Blvd. See more »

Goofs

When Michele is "trying to scare the little boy" while driving to the reunion, they are overtaken twice by the same car in consecutive shots. See more »

Quotes

Romy: Michelle and I have this high school reunion to go to, and we need to show up in a really cool car.
Ramon: Yeah?
Romy: Todd told me he gave you a really great deal on a convertible and that you were fixing it up.
Ramon: Yeah?
Romy: So... can I borrow your car?
Ramon: Well, if I loan you my car, what do I get?
Romy: Uh... what do you want?
Ramon: [looks her up and down] Oh, Romy... you know what I want.
Romy: Forget it! I'm not going to have sex with you just to borrow your stupid car!
Ramon: I gotta get something!
[...]
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Comeback: Valerie Demands Dignity (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Case of Lovin' You
Written by Moon Martin (as John Moon Martin)
Performed by Robert Palmer
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & T.V. Licensing
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Hilarious. The "Mean Girls" of 97
28 October 2004 | by admin-370See all my reviews

My sister and I originally rented this film when I was 9/10 years old. Since then I have watched it possibly 20 times. Its one of the funniest films I've seen and is not only a great flashback of the 80s [Although not a damn patch on 13 GOING ON 30] but a hilarious bimbo movie, possibly the best if it weren't for 2004's MEAN GIRLS.

This is an endearing, funny, mean, warm movie about the innocence of being a bimbo and its negatives and positives. Lisa Kudrow is especially comfortable in this role thanks to Pheobe.

It's not exactly high brow humour, but the laughers and great characters of the 97 set picture not only bring back memories of the 1990s now but it also lets us all know that we shouldn't accept the crap of todays Hollywood. Brilliant [A]


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,429,406, 27 April 1997

Gross USA:

$29,235,353

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,235,353
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Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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