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MEAN GIRLS (2024) - Ben Sorensen's 60 Second Reviews



THE REVIEW

From a book to a movie, to a musical, and now a musical movie… it’s Mean Girls. It’s still the evergreen poignant tale about social politics and the development of culture, as well as its evolution all within the framework of high school.


It’s a musical movie, and this was just the right amount of kitsch, comedy, and heart. Poking fun at itself, and society while being loaded with some solid truths enabling us all to reflect.


Honestly, it took me a little while to get into the film, but by the end the overall journey was worth it.


There’s a fun soundtrack (although I still prefer the songs from the stage) some updated writing, and the film still managed to keep many of the key lines and moments yet asserting its own updated edge.


thankfully removing the racial slurs present in the 2004 film that didn’t age well, proving as a society we are slowly becoming more aware.


It’s not revolutionary, nor do I think it was designed to be, it’s an evolution firmly based around its original roots for a more modern time.


The takeaway? Everyone just wants to coexist… so get off their dick. See it.



 

THE PRESS RELEASE


From the comedic mind of Tina Fey comes a new twist on the modern classic, MEAN GIRLS. New student Cady Heron (Angourie Rice) is welcomed into the top of the social food chain by the elite group of popular girls called “The Plastics,” ruled by the conniving queen bee Regina George (Reneé Rapp) and her minions Gretchen (Bebe Wood) and Karen (Avantika). However, when Cady makes the major misstep of falling for Regina’s ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels (Christopher Briney), she finds herself prey in Regina’s crosshairs. As Cady sets to take down the group’s apex predator with the help of her outcast friends Janis (Auli’i Cravalho) and Damian (Jaquel Spivey), she must learn how to stay true to herself while navigating the most cutthroat jungle of all: high school.

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