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Mean Girls (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 30 April 2004 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Mark Waters

Writers:

Rosalind Wiseman (book), Tina Fey (screenplay)
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7 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lindsay Lohan ... Cady Heron
Rachel McAdams ... Regina George (as Rachel Mcadams)
Tina Fey ... Ms. Norbury
Tim Meadows ... Mr. Duvall
Amy Poehler ... Mrs. George
Ana Gasteyer ... Cady's Mom
Lacey Chabert ... Gretchen Wieners
Lizzy Caplan ... Janis Ian
Daniel Franzese ... Damian
Neil Flynn ... Cady's Dad
Jonathan Bennett ... Aaron Samuels
Amanda Seyfried ... Karen Smith
Rajiv Surendra ... Kevin Gnapoor
Elana Shilling Elana Shilling ... Spelling Girl
Graham Kartna Graham Kartna ... Homeschooled Boy
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Storyline

Lindsay Lohan stars as Cady Heron, a 16 year old homeschooled girl who not only makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett), the ex-boyfriend of queenbee Regina George (Rachel McAdams), but also unintentionally joins The Plastics, led by Regina herself. Join Cady as she learns that high school life can and will be really tough. Written by Bash Cleesattel

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They're coming. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

At the end of the movie, Kevin asks Janis about her ethnic background, and she answers that she is Lebanese. This is a payoff to a joke that has run through the entire movie: people bullying Janis persistently call her a lesbian, only to have her clarify at the end of the movie that she is in fact Lebanese instead. The aural similarity of the two words had been fodder for jokes for several decades before this; two famous examples include the 1986 "Golden Girls" episode in which Blanche confusedly thinks that Dorothy's friend Jean is Lebanese instead of lesbian ("I've never known any personally, but isn't Danny Thomas one?") and Ellen Degeneres's joke during her 1997 appearance on "The Rosie O'Donnell" show in advance of the "Coming Out" episode of "Ellen," that "we [will actually] find out that the character is Lebanese." See more »

Goofs

In the beginning when Cady first meets Aaron, her ponytail changes from wavy and low to straight and high. 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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Alternate Versions

The teacher talking German in the beginning of the movie speaks French in the German dubbed version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in House: House vs. God (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Put 'em Up
by Chad Hugo, N.O.R.E. (as Victor Santiago) & Pharrell Williams
Performed by N.O.R.E. featuring Pharrell Williams (as Pharrell)
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Under license from BMG Film & Television Music
N.O.R.E. performs courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Pharrell performs courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Fun, Sexy, Engaging
26 August 2017 | by l-70607See 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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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | German | Vietnamese | Swahili

Release Date:

30 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Queen Bees and Wannabes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,432,195, 2 May 2004

Gross USA:

$86,058,055

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$130,125,971
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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