👭 ‘Mean Girls’ Overview 👭

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Mean Girls Movie Poster

Title: Mean Girls

Movie Released on: 2004

Genre: Comedy, Teen film

Movie Duration: 1 hour, 37 mins or  97 mins.

IMDb Rating: 7 star 7.0 stars

Plot: Cady Heron is a 16-year-old homeschooled daughter of zoologist parents. They have returned to the United States after a 12-year research trip in Africa, settling in Evanston, Illinois and having Cady attend public school for the first time. New classmates Janis and Damian warn Cady to avoid the school’s most exclusive clique, “The Plastics”, who are led by queen bee Regina George, the wealthiest and most beautiful girl in school. The Plastics take an interest in Cady, however, and invite her to sit with them at lunch. Seeing that Cady is slowly becoming one of The Plastics, Janis hatches a plan of revenge against Regina, using Cady as the infiltrator.

Cady soon learns about Regina’s “Burn Book”, a large notebook filled with cruel rumors, secrets, and gossip about the other girls and some teachers. Cady also falls in love with Regina’s ex-boyfriend, Aaron Samuels, whom a jealous Regina steals back at a Halloween party. Cady continues with Janis’s plan to cut off Regina’s “resources”, which involve separating her from Aaron, tricking her into eating nutrition bars that make her gain weight, and turning Regina’s fellow Plastics – insecure rich girl Gretchen Wieners and sweet but ditzy Karen Smith – against her. In the process, Cady unwittingly remakes herself in Regina’s image, becoming spiteful and superficial and abandoning Janis and Damian.

Cady hosts a party at her own house one weekend while her parents are away. The party is supposed to be a small get-together, but a large number of people show up. While waiting for Aaron, Cady drinks too much punch. When she finally finds him, she explains that she was failing math on purpose, just so she could have an excuse to talk to him. This angers Aaron, who tells Cady she’s no better than Regina. The drunk Cady vomits on Aaron. While Cady chases after an infuriated Aaron, Janis and Damian, who are upset that Cady lied to them about not being able to attend Janis’s art show that night, show up. Cady tries to explain her motives, but Janis says that Cady has become worse than the Plastics by hiding a spiteful personality behind her cute and innocent façade.

When Regina learns of Cady’s treachery, she responds by spreading around the contents of her Burn Book, inciting a riot. To avoid suspicion, Regina inserts a fake libel of herself into the book in order to blame the only female students not mentioned in the book, The Plastics. Principal Ron Duvall soon quells the riot, and ends up sending all the girls in the school to gather in the gymnasium. Math teacher Sharon Norbury, whom the Burn Book slandered as a drug dealer, makes the girls mentioned in the book confess to spreading the rumors in the Burn Book and apologize to the other students and teachers. When Janis’s turn comes, she confesses her plan to destroy Regina with Cady’s help and openly mocks Regina with the support of the entire school. Pursued by an apologetic Cady, Regina storms out and gets hit by a school bus, breaking her spine.

Without any friends, shunned by Aaron, and distrusted by everyone, Cady takes full blame for the Burn Book. Her guilt soon dissolves and she returns to her old humble personality. As part of her punishment for lying and failing Norbury’s class, she joins the Mathletes in their competition. There, while competing against an unattractive girl, Cady realizes that mocking the girl’s appearance or putting her down would not stop the girl from beating her. She then realizes that the best thing to do is to just solve the problem in front of you and ends up winning the competition after her opponent answers incorrectly. At the Spring Fling dance, Cady is elected Queen, but declares that all her classmates are wonderful in their own way, whereupon she breaks her plastic tiara and distributes the pieces. Cady makes amends with Janis and Damian, reconciles with Aaron, and reaches a truce with the Plastics.

By the start of the new school year, the Plastics have disbanded. Regina sheds her stuck up personality and joins the lacrosse team, Karen becomes the school weather reporter, and Gretchen joins the “Cool Asians.” Aaron graduates from high school and attends Northwestern University, Janis and Kevin Gnapoor start dating, and Cady declares that she has matured and is now herself. Regina walks past Cady and smiles, showing that they made peace with each other. Damian witnesses the new group of “Junior Plastics” walking by, but they are suddenly hit by a bus. It turns out, however, that this was only a humorous figment of Cady’s imagination.

Cast:

Reference: Queen Bees and Wannabees by Rosalind Wiseman (a reference in a large part but not the ‘whole reference’ of the movie)

My Rating: 5 Star Rating   5 stars

Lessons I learned: Judging won’t help in a situation. If you try to solve the problem, then you would probably find the answer. Just tell the truth even if it hurts. There’s the truth that hurts and lies that hurt but aren’t true. If you’re going to lie, make sure it doesn’t offend others’ feelings. If you know it does, don’t lie anymore. Don’t bully others just for fun. People’s emotions are a big deal. If it becomes hurt, it may take forever to heal and something bad might happen bad to the person so don’t bully. If you bully, it’ll just get worse. You may get punished for bullying. Don’t always trust anyone easily especially if it’s someone new. Make sure you really know them inside and out before you become their ‘friend’. Be true to yourself and others. Don’t be fake. Keep it real. One reminder: DON’T BE PLASTIC!

Where I watched: Mean Girls Full Movie on MegaShare.Info (It’s already in fullscreen)

Other Extra Info:

~ Regina George’s Mansion is being sold for 14.8 billion. Other info here!

~ A deleted scene from Mean Girls has been found! See it here. Find more on YouTube.

Fun Links:

= Other Lessons You Can Learn From HerCampus

= ”Which ‘Mean Girls’ Character Are You?” Quiz From Zimbio (FYI, Mine is Cady Heron)

”Which ‘Mean Girls’ Character Are You?” Quiz From BuzzFeed (Mine is Danny DeVito)

= ”Which ‘Mean Girls’ Character Are You?” From PopSugar (Mine is Karen Wieners)

References:

Wikipedia (Mean Girls) (for the plot and cast)

IDMb (for the IMDb rating)

Google (for the stars, movie duration, movie release, genre, poster and other pics)

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