Romy and Michele's High School ReunionApril 25, 1997
Two women get into a lot of trouble when they go to their high school reunion and lie about their lives after twelfth grade.
Release Year: 1997
Rating: 5.9/10 (19,748 voted)
Critic's Score: 59/100
Stars: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo
Romy and Michelle have been through it all including being tortured by the Popular crowd when in high school. When they recieve word of a 10 year reunion they come to realize their lives aren't as impressive as they'd like them to be. Instead of staying home they go to the reunion with buisness outfits, cell phones, and one heck of a bogus success story.
Writers: Robin Schiff, Robin Schiff
Receptionist at 'Singled Out'
A Comedy of Blonders.
Release Date: 25 April 1997
Filming Locations: Ambassador Hotel – 3400 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA
Opening Weekend: $7,429,406
(27 April 1997)
(17 August 1997)
Did You Know?
When Romy and Michelle have a fight en route to Tucson, Romy tells Michelle "You're the Rhoda, you're the Jewish one!". Lisa Kudrow, who plays Michelle, in real life, is actually Jewish.
When they set off for the reunion in the borrowed Jag, the song on the car stereo ("Footloose" – Kenny Loggins) doesn't resume from where it left off when the car stopped the last time.
You know, even though I had to wear that stupid back brace and you were kind of fat, we were still totally cutting edge.
Sex-change for "Dumb & Dumber" : blondes have more fun
ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION (1997) ***1/2 Mira Sorvino, Lisa
Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, Alan Cumming.
Hysterically funny comedy about two best friends/roomies Sorvino and
Kudrow (think female "Dumb and Dumber") facing their 10th high school
reunion and, realizing their lives are not worth really bragging about,
coming up with pseudo lives. Lots of belly laughs especially Kudrow's
explanation of how Post-It glue is made and her run in with a limo.
Garofalo is a scream as their fellow bitter alumni. Kudos to costumer
Mona Maya's outlandishly colorful creations, Robin Schiff's kitschy
screenplay based on her play "Ladies' Room" and a waycool soundtrack of
ersatz 80s tunes (best one: The Smithereen's "Blood & Roses" to start
off the flashback). Directed in high comic style and snappish glee by