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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Mean. Meaner. Meanest. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$86,058,055

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$129,042,871
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Evan Rachel Wood turned down this movie as she had already committed to the lead part in another titled Pretty Persuasion (2005) with a similar plot. See more »

Goofs

When Cady throws up in front of Aaron and Regina at her party, the sound of a guy saying "ew" is heard. Since it is a guy's voice, it would have to be Aaron saying it, however Aaron's mouth doesn't move. Actually it's more of an "ugh" sound and it doesn't require his lips to move. 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 Bratz (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Hated
by Jeff Richmond
Performed by Brittney Cleary (as Nikki Cleary)
Produced by Jeff Richmond and Katreese Barnes
Vocal produced by KNS Productions
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Still Great
27 October 2017 | by ahf-23971See all my reviews

My boyfriend has this on DVD so we put it on last night and watched it together. It is still good and has not dated at all.

The clique is indeed mean and one wonders whether high schools are like that today. I graduated high school a decade ago and don't remember such a mean environment, but then again that is the appeal and story of the film.

The girls are really hot and they flaunt it. Gretchen is the prettiest to me, but of course they are all handpicked to be pretty especially during their stage show.

In short, funny, mean, sexy and anyone who has attended high school is bound to identify to some degree. Fun film


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