Bottom Line: It’s definitely not what you’d think it is.
Directed by: Mark Waters
Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Amy Poehler, Daniel Franzese, Jonathan Bennett, Lacey Chabert, Lindsay Lohan, Lizzy Caplan, Neil Flynn, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey
If films were thunderstorms, MEAN GIRLS struck me like a bolt too large and blinding to see. If films were telephones, it was one loud, demanding wake up call. If films were rainbows, it was the mythical pot of gold I had always been told about but never even flinched to believe. You get the picture. What I was expecting was a sassy, girly comedy. Yes, it did tend to be both those. But when someone like former SNL star Tina Fey writes the film, it takes off as a side-splittingly funny, slightly offbeat show of color, cat fights, and crazy characters.