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Year
2024
Runtime
112 min.
Directors
Arturo Perez Jr., Samantha Jayne
Genres
Comedy, Musical
Rating *
6.3
Votes *
0
Checks
249
Favs
5
Dislikes
8
Favs/checks
2.0% (1:50)
Favs/dislikes
1:2
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Is it wrong to have liked the Mean Girls musical more than the original of 20 years earlier? And it's not so much the songs as the jokes and casting. If this is to be accounted the fourth version of the story (first the book, then the movie, then the stage musical, and now this), Tina Fey has, across the three latter iterations, refined her comedy writing. There are more jokes and they're generally funnier - I get more of a 30 Rock feeling from it. The story structure is more efficient and tighter - to make room for musical numbers, I imagine - Cady is more believably innocent, Regina much fiercer, Janis actually gay (which makes Cady's turn more outrageous), Damian funnier... and the race-related comedy that was a hit in 2004 absent. Mad props for the casting of the parents with Jenna Fischer absolutely looking like she could be Angourie Rice's mom, and the same for Busy Phillips and Renée Rapp. Amusingly, the movie is a modern, social-media savvy retelling that also seems to acknowledge the original also happened, advancing the returning teachers' lives and winking at the past in clever ways. Having no experience with the Broadway show (or its soundtrack), I can't comment on the changes made there, but as a movie musical, it has some fun, but I can't say I got earwormed by the songs or anything. I might remember the words and images, but not the music. On that end of it, it was just okay. 2 months ago
  2. nowhereman136's avatar

    nowhereman136

    This isn't a musical that will sway people who aren't musical fans. However, it's bright, fun, and flashy. The actors do a great job filling the shoes of their predecessors. And a lot of the jokes were new, it never felt like I was watching the original over again. Kinda dumb but still earnest and enjoyable

    8/10
    3 months ago
  3. essaywhu's avatar

    essaywhu

    A lot of the advantage of this film over the original just boils down to not having to look at godawful early 2000s teen fashion. 3 months ago
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