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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 »


Robin Schiff


Robin Schiff (characters), Robin Schiff




Complete credited cast:
Katherine Heigl ... Romy White
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Michele Weinberger (as Alex Breckenridge)
Kelly Brook ... Linda Fashiobella
Scott Vickaryous ... Taylor Bradley
Nat Faxon ... Chad
Dania Ramirez ... Elena
Alexandra Billings ... Donna
Rhea Seehorn ... Ashley Schwartz
William Ragsdale ... Kevin
Paula Abdul ... Herself


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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Release Date:

30 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Romy and Michele: Behind the Velvet Rope See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Touchstone Television See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film takes place in 1987 and 1990. See more »


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 »


Romy White: These shoes are proof. Proof that God loves us and wants us to have nice things.
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Follows Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) See more »


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Produced and Performed by Snap
Written by The 45 King (as DJ Mark the 45 King), Chill Rob G, and Snap
Courtesy of Arista/BMG Records
By Arrangement with BMG Special Markets
© 1990 BMG Ariola München GmbH
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Completely forgettable!
19 April 2009 | by Rubens JuniorSee all my reviews

Well... this is a crap and I must start by this, because it's true.

This is one of those movies that only exists to destroy an original and brilliant idea that Romy & Michele was even people not understanding its potentials so much and then not giving great ratings as it really deserved and still deserves.

I always knew that this movies was bad, and that's why I never care to watch it. But yesterday, visiting a friend of mine, I had to watch it because he was, and you know... it was impossible not underrate it while my poor friend seemed to be loving it. All the time I felt the need to explain to him that the original one is so much better that he would keep it in his mind as one of the best comedy movies he would ever seen... but at the same time I thought by myself: "Well, think about it. If he seems to be loving this huge piece of $#!%, probably he would not understand a half of what Romy & Michele really means". Also, I brought with me Welcome To The Dollhouse, because it was a movie that he was curious about after saying so much about it to him. So I thought by myself again: "I can't believe that he seems to be loving this huge piece of $#!% while I have in my hands one of the finest thing about comedy that I've ever seen". And then... like a bolt sent from heaven, he said: "lets watch this one you brought... seems more interesting". Well, of course it is!

Romy & Michele: The Beginning, is the worst movie I've ever seen. So awful that all Friday The 13th series seems really great. OK, it's a movie made for television so it doesn't care so much for quality, but it's not an excuse for a so horrible taste.

The great thing about the original Romy & Michele are, of course, the actresses. Mira and Lisa are so perfect in their roles and their chemistry are stunning. Then you have all that nostalgic thing about the 80's, and an amazing script with extremely funny and intelligent dialogs. You have none of that in this one.

So, here's my advice. Do not waste your time on this one for your mental sake. I'm wasting my time writing all of this because I want you to know that I'm meaning it: IT'S AWFUL!!!

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