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Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

Mira Sorvino , Lisa Kudrow , David Mirkin  |  R |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (317 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, Alan Cumming, Julia Campbell
  • Directors: David Mirkin
  • Writers: Robin Schiff
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Letterboxed, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Touchstone Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 24, 1999
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (317 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305428425
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,155 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" on IMDb

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Big laughs and hot stars make this a can't-miss comedy in the hilarious tradition of CLUELESS and DUMB AND DUMBER! Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michele (Lisa Kudrow) are carefree party girls who reinvent themselves for their 10-year high school reunion. With new wardrobes and wild stories of success, they make a big impression ... until a former classmate Janeane Garofalo -- CLAY PIGEONS) blabs their real story to everyone! But that's when Romy and Michele let loose with a surprise of their own ... and outrageous results! Featuring a sizzling hit soundtrack of favorite hits from the '80s, it's the comedy treat The New York Times calls "cheerful, giddy fun!"

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Romy and Michele's High School Reunion March 22, 2008
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Who doesn't want to go to their high school reunion, and show everyone they look better then they did then with success beyond anyone's dreams? This laugh out loud satire of course takes it to the extreme, but it is a fun movie. As the movie switches back and forth between the present and the past, we see how they were tortured in high school. Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow act well together with great screen presence. The supporting cast is priceless! Well done comedy!
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Mono was, like, the best diet ever..." August 25, 2006
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Love that quote. I actually had mono in college and lost about 10 pounds, but I wouldn't recommend it as a diet. Anyway, my college roommate and I would watch this movie when fighting stress, trying to hide from stupid people at college, and for relaxation (which means that we watched it about every other week). A most necessary escapism!

The opening scene, in which R & M are making fun of "Pretty Woman" ("As if the salesgirls there aren't bigger whores than she is"...."i get so happy when they let her shop!") is pretty much evocative of the whole movie - comparing themselves with other women, shopping for jobs and men.

Another great scene is when they're at the club, looking for suitable men, and Romy gets away from one guy with the excuse, "I cut my foot before, and my shoe is filling up with blood."

A wonderful movie in general, especially for individualists who were never part of cliques, who despise people that still grade others with shallow high school hierarchy systems.

Laugh outloud funny, and Janeane Garafalo's character is a perfectly independent blend of bitterness, sarcasm, and bitchiness. "This dress exacerbates the genetic betrayal that is my legacy."

Especially enjoyed the 80s high school flashbacks. Dressing like Madonna for the prom, happily basking in their fashion skills and originality (but of course Billy had to ruin it). When one of the A-list crowd put the magnets on Romy's back, it was so tragic. As Michele said later, "You couldn't help that you had scoliosis!" Duh! Bullies who pick on people for traits that they cannot change should be dragged out into the street and shot (Garfield used to say that, I believe).

The reunion itself is both sad and a relief.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilariously funny September 2, 2004
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Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow are Romy and Michelle, two ditzy blonde friends who live together in LA. When Romy runs into a high school classmate (Jeanne Garofalo, at her finest) the two women decide to attend their tenth high school reunion. Michelle and Romy decide to fabricate lives for themselves- successful careers, boyfriends, etc., to impress the people they went to high school with.

Using "like" after "like every "like" word "like," the two drive a Jaguar from LA to Arizona, reliving memories from the past- including old crushes and avoiding the "A" crowd of popular girls. While at the reunion, a lot of things (some of them improbable, to be sure) occur.

Although not of the highest calibre, this movie is extraordinarily funny, light comedy. It reminds us of what was good (or bad) about our high school years, while making us laugh at the same time about the foibles of the past.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic on my feel-good shelf September 8, 2006
Format:DVD
Almost ten years after the fact, "Romy & Michelle" endures as one of those personal Top Ten Feel-Good Movies that can be watched over and over with any kid or teen in your family, much like "Mrs. Doubtfire." When all else fails....

As a matter of fact, my college-freshman niece is receiving for Xmas this year a brand-new copy of the DVD and a stamper that says, "Let's Fold Scarves"!! R&M created traditions for us!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a movie that brings back memories.... August 17, 2000
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Format:VHS Tape
Watching this movie brought so many memories of high school. I graduated in 1987, and also had my 10th reunion when this movie came out. I identify with the characters' Romy and Michele in the loner way, in the way that they always wanted to be accepted by their peers, and were tortured repeatedly by the "A" group of their class. IT is great hearing all the music again too that I listened to back in my high school days. This is a light hearted film, that shouldn't be taken too seriously. It has a lot of great dialogue, and the best acting nod has to go to Alan Cumming as Sandy Frink. He is an extremely talented and versatile actor. He will make you laugh in this movie. Both Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino are very funny and very believable as the "airheads" Romy and Michele. Janine Garofelo plays the "loner" Heather Mooney. She is hysterical in this film. This film is in my video library and it's fun watching it again and again. It's a great light hearted comedy, and although I think they could have done more with the ending, it was a cool ending. If you are 31 years old(male or female), and feeling nostalgic for the high school days, rent Romy and Michele.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars hilarious comedy favorite July 28, 2002
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ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION is a hilarious comedy favorite starring the fabulous Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow.
Romy White (Mira Sorvino - MIGHTY APHRODITE) and Michele Weinberger (Lisa Kudrow - LUCKY NUMBERS, TV's "Friends) are the self-proclaimed outsiders at Sagebrush High in Tucson.
When 10 years pass and Romy and Michele receive invites for the 10-year reunion in Tucson, the girls realise that they have done almost zilch with their lives since moving to LA shortly after graduation. They resort to dressing up like businesswomen and coming up with the "foolproof" story of having invented the Post-It. The ruse almost comes off, but not before the girls come face-to-face with their old demons....the "A-Group"!
Full of snappy lines and dead-on performances by Janeane Garofalo, Alan Cumming, and a wonderful supporting cast.
I could watch this classic every day.
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