Mean Girls 2


We have had precious few comedies of quality made about high school students over the past ten years. Teen comedies used to be a staple of the multiplexes, the places where studios grub money from teens and tweens who have borrowed a twenty-spot from their moms, but they have been all but decimated in recent times by the merciless reign of the generic horror flick. Election came out in 1999, so what good ones did that leave us in the aughts? Only Mean Girls by my estimation. You did like Mean Girls right? Combining a great script from a pre-30 Rock Tina Fey and perhaps the most buxom cast of young actresses ever assembled made it one of my favorite comedies of the decade. One time I watched it with a room full of hung-over college friends mostly in slow motion. It took us about five hours, but it was worth it. Well, Paramount has decided to rob us of our treasured memories by creating a low budget, direct to basic cable/DVD sequel, and unleashing it upon the unsuspecting masses.  Mean Girls 2 debuted Sunday night, January 23rd on ABC Family, and until about 3 PM the next day the term “REGINA GEORGE” was trending on Twitter. Regina George is a character from the first film, played by Rachel McAdams, and one click on the trending topic revealed a steady stream of Twitter users who loved the first film bemoaning a sequel that doesn’t include the character. I can’t imagine […]



Way back in 2004 Tina Fey was just that chick from Weekend Update, Rachel McAdams was a nobody, Amanda Seyfried was clawing her way out of the world of soap operas, and Lindsay Lohan was just a glimmer in some Hollywood drug dealer’s eye. But everything changed when they came together and starred in a clever little movie called Mean Girls that raised the bar for what we expect from teen comedies. It was well-written, well-acted, and damn it, it was funny.

Now, almost seven years later Tina Fey has become a comedy legend, Rachel McAdams is a highly sought after leading lady, Amanda Seyfried is the current “it” girl, and Lindsay Lohan is…well, this is where it gets awkward. But the folks over at Paramount are hoping there’s still enough power in the name for them to capitalize on the success of the first and make a little cash (seven years? Way to strike while the iron’s hot Paramount).

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published: 01.26.2015
published: 01.26.2015
published: 01.26.2015
published: 01.26.2015

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