History Film / RomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion

24th May '16 11:41:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Averted. The popular, persistently bitchy Christie and JerkJock Billy are both brunette, while Michele is blonde and Romy has dark hair that she dyes blonde starting at the end of high school. The rest of the shallow, bullying "A-Crowd" are blonde, but this includes [[spoiler: Lisa Luder, who had matured and reformed by the time of the reunion.]]
5th May '16 5:11:51 PM Mdumas43073
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''Romy And Michele's High School Reunion'' is a 1997 [[BuddyPicture comedy about two slacker friends]], Romy White (Mira Sorvino) and Michele Weinberger (Lisa Kudrow), now living in L.A., who go to their high school reunion in Tuscon. They decide to prove their classmates wrong about how they were perceived as losers in high school and pretend to be successful business women. HilarityEnsues.

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''Romy And and Michele's High School Reunion'' is a 1997 [[BuddyPicture BuddyPicture comedy about two slacker friends]], directed by David Mirkin, starring Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow.

Romy White (Mira Sorvino) (Sorvino) and Michele Weinberger (Lisa Kudrow), (Kudrow), two slacker friends now living in L.A., who go LosAngeles, decide to attend their high school reunion HighSchoolReunion in Tuscon. They decide In order to prove their classmates wrong about how they were perceived -- who'd dismissed them as bimbos and losers in high school and -- wrong, they pretend to be successful business women. HilarityEnsues.
15th Mar '16 4:21:58 AM 06tele
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* DawsonCasting: The entire cast play their teenage selves in the high school flashbacks even though they're all clearly in their thirties. Though, to be fair, this adds to the charm of the film.
15th Mar '16 4:20:36 AM 06tele
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* DumbBlonde: Dumb but loveable Romy and Michele(the latter moreso). Hell, the TagLine for this film is "The Blonde Leading The Blonde."

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* DumbBlonde: Dumb but loveable Romy and Michele(the Michele (the latter moreso).more so). Hell, the TagLine for this film is "The Blonde Leading The Blonde."
15th Mar '16 3:39:07 AM 06tele
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-->'''Michele''': [[ToughLove Well, do you think you can stop being such a baby?]] God! I feel like I've been, like, chasing you all over this reunion. We have come all this way, now we are going to enjoy ourselves whether you like it or not!
-->'''Romy''': [''smiling''] God, Michele...I've never seen this side of your personality before. You're so bossy and domineering. I like it!

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-->'''Michele''': [''smiling, but clearly exasperated''] [[ToughLove Well, do you think you can stop being such a baby?]] God! I feel like I've been, like, chasing you all over this reunion. We have come all this way, now we are going to enjoy ourselves whether you like it or not!
-->'''Romy''': [''smiling''] [''startled''] God, Michele...I've never seen this side of your personality before. You're so bossy and domineering. I like it!
15th Mar '16 3:37:31 AM 06tele
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* RousingSpeech: When Romy loses all her confidence at the reunion, it's easygoing Michele who delivers one of these, to their mutual surprise:
-->'''Michele''': Romy, can I tell you the truth? I never knew that we weren't that great in high school. I mean, we always had so much fun together...I thought high school was a blast! And until you told me that our lives weren't good enough, I thought everything *since* high school was a blast. I think we should go back out there as ourselves, and just have fun [[YouAreNotAlone like we always do]]. The hell with everyone else!
-->'''Romy''': I don't think I can.
-->'''Michele''': [[ToughLove Well, do you think you can stop being such a baby?]] God! I feel like I've been, like, chasing you all over this reunion. We have come all this way, now we are going to enjoy ourselves whether you like it or not!
-->'''Romy''': [''smiling''] God, Michele...I've never seen this side of your personality before. You're so bossy and domineering. I like it!
-->'''Michele''': [''grinning''] Me too!
15th Mar '16 3:30:39 AM 06tele
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* (Foreshadowing}: Teenage!Lisa tentatively expressing approval for Romy and Michele's Madonna-esque stylings in high school (even if she then qualifies it under Christie's withering stare). Years later, at the reunion, Lisa is a fashion editor and very much more confident about her own opinion.

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* (Foreshadowing}: {{Foreshadowing}}: Teenage!Lisa tentatively expressing approval for Romy and Michele's Madonna-esque fashion stylings in high school (even if she then qualifies it under Christie's withering stare). Years later, at the reunion, Lisa is a fashion editor and very much more confident about her own opinion.
15th Mar '16 3:29:01 AM 06tele
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* ((Foreshadowing}}: Teenage!Lisa tentatively expressing approval for Romy and Michele's Madonna-esque stylings in high school (even if she then qualifies it under Christie's withering stare). Years later, at the reunion, Lisa is a fashion editor and very much more confident about her own opinion.

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* ((Foreshadowing}}: (Foreshadowing}: Teenage!Lisa tentatively expressing approval for Romy and Michele's Madonna-esque stylings in high school (even if she then qualifies it under Christie's withering stare). Years later, at the reunion, Lisa is a fashion editor and very much more confident about her own opinion.
15th Mar '16 3:23:50 AM 06tele
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* ((Foreshadowing}}: Teenage!Lisa tentatively expressing approval for Romy and Michele's Madonna-esque stylings in high school (even if she then qualifies it under Christie's withering stare). Years later, at the reunion, Lisa is a fashion editor and very much more confident about her own opinion.
18th Feb '16 1:39:27 AM DoctorSleep
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* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Averted. The characters who are happy and fulfilled are all bachelors and bachelorettes who focused on their careers. Christie, (what's left) of her clique and their husbands have devoted themselves to being parents, but they've achieved very little outside of that. Christie and Billy have marital problems and her friends secretly doubt themselves.


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* {{Catchphrase}}: Heather telling Toby "Fuck off!".


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* CoolLoser: Heather in high school. 10 years later she's overcome the loser aspect.
** Romy and Michelle to a lesser extent. They were never popular at school and haven't done much with their lives, but they know how to have fun.


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* FutureLoser: Billy Christiansen takes the gold: going from popular hunky jock dating the popular girl in school, to a slobby failure who nails drywall for a living and whose wife is pregnant with (he suspects) another man's kid. And he still thinks he can bed Romy since she had a thing for him back in the day, even though the last time they saw each other he publicly humiliated her for a laugh.
** Christie deserves a mention too. She carried on her spiteful AlphaBitch ways 10 years beyond highschool, retaining her GirlPosse who copy her every move, so she never grew out of her teenage bullying- but the reunion reveals her life is a pathetic shell of her past glories. She's an unfulfilled housewife with an unhappy marriage to an unfaithful sleazy loser, her only outlet in life is having baby after baby (which she pretends to be [[StepfordSmiler thrilled about]]) she never got the career she wanted, and to add insult to injury, all the people she tormented in highschool are happy and fulfilled, and the minion she used to boss around has a high flying career in fashion.
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