Mean Girls / Mean Girls 2
|Additional DVD options||Edition||Discs||
|New from||Used from|
(Sep 20, 2011)
|Watch Instantly with||Rent||Buy|
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Customers who bought this item also bought
Includes the films Mean Girls and Mean Girls 2.
The cutting wit of Tina Fey (the first female head writer for Saturday Night Live) brilliantly fuses pop culture and smart satire. Fey wrote Mean Girls, in which a formerly home-schooled girl named Cady (Lindsay Lohan) gets dropped into the sneaky, vicious world of the Plastics, three adolescent glamour-girls who dominate their public high school's social hierarchy. Cady first befriends a couple of art-punk outsiders who persuade her to infiltrate the Plastics and destroy them from within--but power corrupts, and Cady soon finds the glory of being a Plastic to be seductive. Mean Girls joins the ranks of Clueless, Bring It On, and Heathers, cunning movies that use the hormone-pressurized high school milieu to put the dark impulses of human nature--ambition, envy, lust, revenge--under a comic microscope. Fey manages to skewer everyone without forgetting the characters' hapless humanity; it's a dazzling and delightful balancing act. --Bret Fetzer
Mean Girls 2
Billed as a sequel to the popular 2004 Mean Girls, Mean Girls 2 is almost more of a remake of the original film than its sequel. The actors are new, with the exception of Principal Duvall (Tim Meadows), but the stereotypical high-school atmosphere of cliques and bullying is certainly the same. This time, "the Plastics" clique of popular girls that rule the school consists of Mandi (Maiara Walsh), Chastity (Claire Holt), and Hope (Nicole Gale Anderson)--three extremely self-absorbed girls who butt heads with the ungainly Abby (Jennifer Stone) and new transfer student Jo (Meaghan Martin). In a different twist, Jo befriends Abby because Abby's father bribes Jo with the promise of paying her college tuition. Similar to the first film, Jo sets out to infiltrate the Plastics' inner circle to sabotage them, but is seduced by the benefits of popularity and begins to lose her way. This second film is not as funny as the first, due in large part to the absence of Tina Fey's wit, but there's still plenty of sarcasm and humor. Meaghan Martin does a nice job with the leading role, Jennifer Stone is quite believable as the eclectic, shunned artistic type, and if the performances of Nicole Gale Anderson and Claire Holt seem shallow and overdone, it's likely because the characters they play demand it. The film is not really a continuation of the Mean Girls plot, but Mean Girls 2 is a solid movie that highlights the value of true friendship as well as the serious problems of bullying and social cliques plaguing today's high schools. (Ages 12 and older) --Tami Horiuchi
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top customer reviews
Even taking into consideration that I may be a kneejerk feminist the movie just wasn't good. At all. I don't understand why it was even made.