Mean Girls

Release Date: April 30th, 2004

DVD Release Date: September 21st, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Teenage Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady finally gets to experience public school and gets a quick primer on the cruel, tacit laws of popularity that divide her fellow students into tightly knit cliques. She unwittingly finds herself in the good graces of an elite group of cool students dubbed "the Plastics," but Cady soon realizes how her shallow group of new friends earned this nickname.

Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey, Tim Meadows, Amy Poehler, Ana Gasteyer, Lacey Chabert, Lizzy Caplan

Director: Mark Waters

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, M.G.Films

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Brash, School, Underdog, Growing up, Love triangle, Revenge, 2000s, Friend, Witty

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    A high school comedy that is sharply observed and often terrifically funny, yet oddly misconceived.

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Results in an edgy comedy, where laughs stem at times from uncomfortable situations. In other words, Mean Girls lives up to its title. show more

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    The plot is flimsy, but director Mark Waters (Freaky Friday) trusts Fey's tart dialogue to carry the day. Wise man. Fey subverts formula to find comic gold. She's a brash new voice in movie comedy. Boy, do we need her now. show more

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