Mean Girls Movie Review Summary

Actors: Lindsay Lohan, Tiny Fey

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Her parents being zoologists, Cady Heron has never known what "high school" truly meant. She lived her first 15 years in the African jungle, home-schooled, living life with only her parents and the animals of the wilderness, knowing all of the rules of survival. However, when she moves out of Africa, she has to learn the rules of high school, a jungle in itself. She instantly makes friends with two sweet teenagers, Damian and Janis, who, in the terms of the high school, were in the "out crowd." Soon she meets the Plastics, the three crude, beautiful, popular girls, consisting of Regina, the unofficial leader, Gretchen, Regina's full-time follower, and Karen, "one of the dumbest people you will ever meet." They immediately let her into their group, but Cady, wanting to keep her first friends, is unsure. The two convince Cady to keep her relationship with the Plastics, only so that they can know their dark secrets. However, events turn for the worse when Cady falls for Regina's ex-boyfriend, Aaron Samuels. When Regina finds out, she seeks revenge of Cady by taking Aaron back. When Cady finds out, what began as a game to discover secrets turns into a plan to destroy Regina. Now, Cady, Janis, and Damian plot together to bring Regina's status down. However, as Cady spends more time with the Plastics, she, too, begins to become one.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Kailie

Cady Heron isn't used to being a typical teen after living in Africa all Her life.She enters North Shore High School in a small town outside of Chicago, Illinois. Cady is a junior,and has no idea how crazy stuff can be in a small town until she meets one of the meanest girls of all time, who at this small high school is the cool and popular Regina George. But Cady doesn't just have a small hello and then walk away, she really stings her when she falls for her ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels. Now Regina is set to get back by pretending to still like Aaron so he won't go out with Cady while pretending to be friends with her. Cady decides to ruin her life and turn the schol against her, while trying to get Aaron Samuels.
The review of this Movie prepared by Matt

Mean Girls is about young Cady Heron who has moved to the U.S. after being home schooled in Africa. The first day of school is horrible and she can't seem to do anything right and everything seems to remind her of Africa. The next day she has made some friends: Janis and Damien. While heading to their table at lunch she is stopped by 'The Plastics' Regina, Gretchen and Karen "the worst people you will ever meet." They invite her to have lunch with them. Janis thinks it is a great idea to stick with them and pretend to be their friends so she can ruin Regina's life. Cady doesn't think that Regina is that mean. Cady she starts to like Aaron but finds out that he is Regina's ex-buyfriend. Regina says that she is over him and tells Cady that she would talk to Aaron for her. When she is invited to a halloween party Cady sees Regina talk to Aaron she gets excited, but then she sees Regina kiss Aaron. This makes Cady want to start Janis's plan. They decide they will have to ruin Regina's life by taking away her boyfriend (Aaron) and her friends.
The review of this Movie prepared by Kyle Martellacci

A girl moves to a new high school. She soon makes friends with two social outcasts. They warn her about a popular group of girls called the Plastics. The Plastics accept the new girl into the group, but the new girl sees right through them. She also falls in love with a guy who is dating one of the Plastics. With the help of her two friends, they try to sabotage the Plastics.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer

“Mean Girls” follows teenager Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) as she enters high school for the first time at 16, after being homeschooled her entire life in Africa by zoologist parents. Cady is unprepared for the complex social system she encounters there, but soon realizes high school and the African jungle have a lot in common. She initially hits it off with social misfits Janis (Lizzy Caplan) and Damien (Daniel Franzese), who help her navigate the dangerous landscape of high school cliques. But Cady catches the eye of a clique of popular girls referred to as “The Plastics,” and she's drawn into an alien world where clothes, boys and social sabotage are top priorities for their own “Queen Bee” Regina (Rachel McAdams) and her dim bulb sidekicks Gretchen (Lacey Chabert) and Karen (Amanda Seyfried).

Cady's status in the group shifts dramatically after she unwittingly takes a liking to Aaron (Jonathan Bennett), who turns out to be Regina's ex-boyfriend. In the world of the girl clique, this is social suicide. She incurs the wrath of Regina, who engages a covert war of gossip, deception and humiliation against Cady. That's when Cady, initially with the help of Janis and Damien, decides to strike back. But the situation escalates to the point that it becomes more than just Cady and Regina getting hurt.
The review of this Movie prepared by Andrea Miller

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   general coming of age story Age group    -   trouble in high school Sexing?    -   guy chasing

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Midwest    -   California Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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