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Mean Girls

 Title: Mean Girls
Director: Mark Waters

Warning: Spoilers

So this week I’m finally reviewing a movie. I haven’t reviewed a movie  since Remember Me. I saw this movie for the first time when I was about eleven, but I loved it so much I bought it.

Mean Girls is about a girl named Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan), a home-schooled girl from Africa who has just moved to Illinois. Her first day of public high-school is every bit as weird as you’d think. She gets in trouble for random things, because she does not know the rules. Nobody talks to her, and she ends up eating lunch alone in the bathroom.

The next day, a boy named Damien (Daniel Frazese) notices Cady’s hair, and she asks if it’s natural. A girl named Janis Ian (Lizzy Chaplan) introduces herself, and she offers to give Cady all the gossip on every clique in school. So they skip second-period, and outside, Damien and Janis tell Cady about the Plastics.

The Plastics are a group of three girls, led by Queen-Bee Regina George (Rachel McAdams) and her two followers: Insecure Gretchen Wieners (Lacey Chabert) and Dumb Karen Smith (Amanda Seyfried). Their lives all revolve around material things (hence their name) and making peoples’ lives miserable.

The Plastics invite Cady to sit with them at lunch, and when she tells Janis about it she tells Cady that she has to. So Cady pretends to be friends with them, while silently mocking them.

Meanwhile, Cady has fallen in love with a boy named Aaron Samuels, but when she tells Gretchen and Karen they say Cady can’t like him, since he’s Regina’s ex-boyfriend and therefore off-limits to her. Gretchen assures Cady she’ll never tell Regina, but she does. Regina pretends she doesn’t mind and offers to talk to him for Cady, but she’s secretly pissed off. So at a Halloween party, she kisses him in front of Cady, which makes Cady cry.

Back at her house with Janis and Damien, the three make a plan to ruin Regina’s life. Janis says Regina is an evil dictator who needs to be taken down, which means they have to cut off her resources. Cady continues to hang with them as though nothing is wrong. Cady gives Regina—who is trying to lose weight—these weird Swedish nutrition bars which Cady’s mom gave to the kids in Africa to help them gain weight, claiming they’ll help her lose weight.

Regina eventually discovers the truth about the nutrition bars and she goes ballistic, writing horrible things about Cady in her Burn Book. The Burn Book is a notebook filled with gossip about all the girls in their grade. But the next day Regina is seen crying in the principal’s office, and the page with Cady’s picture now has a picture of Regina, making it look like she didn’t write in it.

In the end, Cady owns up to writing the Burn Book—even though she didn’t—and she makes amends with Regina, reunites with Janis and Damien—who she’d shunned—and the Plastics break up.

I loved this movie. The characters are awesome, and I just loved the story. Very funny, and it’s definitely a must-see. I’ll update again on Friday.


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