Plot & Details
Two dimwitted pals attempt to fib their way through their high school reunion with disastrous results in this bubbly comedy from David Mirkin, frequent director of the cult TV sitcom Get a Life!. Los Angeles dim-bulbs Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michelle (Lisa Kudrow) have been best friends since childhood. Their shared passions include shopping, club-hopping, and creating their own candy-colored fashions. When their tenth high school reunion looms, the friends realize that their lives are not impressive enough to cow the popular crowd that tormented them in their teen years. So Romy borrows a Jaguar, and the duo concocts a story about how they became top corporate executives by creating Post-It Notes. Once they are at the reunion, however, Romy and Michelle's scheme unravels. Saturnine classmate Heather (Janeane Garofalo), who really did make a fortune as an inventor, exposes their fraud, and the girls find themselves mocked again, by everyone except Sandy Frink (Alan Cumming), a nerd millionaire with a lingering crush on Michelle. Kudrow reprised the role of Michelle from her late 1980s stage performance in the play Ladies' Room by Robin Schiff, who expanded both the play and the part of Michelle for the feature film version.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 91min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 04/25/1997
- DVD Release Date: 08/24/1999
- Director(s): David Mirkin
- Starring: Mira Sorvino , Lisa Kudrow , Janeane Garofalo , Alan Cumming , Julia Campbell
- Themes: Success is the Best Revenge,Social Climbing,Women's Friendship
- Tone: Affectionate,Bright,Irreverent,Light
- Keywords: achievement, class-reunion, deception, friendship, high-school, millionaire, scheme
- Language: English