Mean Girls (2004)
Director: Mark Waters
Writers: Rosalind Wiseman / Tina Fey
Actors: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey, Tim Meadows, Amy Poehler, Anna Gasteyer, Lacey Chabert, Liz Carter Penn / Daniel Franzez / Neil Flynn / Jonathan Bennett / Amanda Seyfried / Elana Shilling / Eli Henry / Jonathan Malen / Jack Newman / Bathsheba Garney Special / Daniel DeSanto / Alisha Morrison / Chris Brockleinski / Diego Klattenhoff / Wai Choy / Laura DeCarteret / Nicole Crimi / Kaylen Christensen / David Sazant / Clare Preuss / Tara Shelley / Shannon Todd / Darryl Armstrong / Krysta Carter / A.J. Chang / John Gadsden / Lucila Grzetic / David Riller / Talia Russo / …
Genre: Comedy / School / Youth
Region: USA / Canada
Languages: English / German / Vietnamese / Swahili
Released: 2004-04-30 (USA)
Runtime: 97 minutes
Also known as: Spice Girl’s Trick (Hong Kong/Taiwan) / Dirty Girl / Dirty Master / Bad Girl
Rating: IMDB 7.1 / Rotten Tomatoes 84%
Katie (played by Lindsay Lohan) is young and lively, innocent and lovely. Because of her parents’ working relationship, she grew up in Africa and received family education. At the same time, in that primitive and open place, Katie developed a forbearing and strong character. At the age of 15, Katie moved to Illinois with her parents and started her first campus life. But what is unpleasant is that Katie’s getting along with her new classmates is not what she originally imagined. The girls’ world is calm and harmonious on the surface, but it is full of dark waves.
In order to adapt to the new environment, Katie secretly learns the “rules of survival” and quickly joins a small circle in the school with her pleasant appearance. Her docile personality also seems to have won her a group of good friends. However, everything was peaceful until she fell in love with the boy Aaron (Jonathan Bennett). It turns out that Aaron is the ex-boyfriend of Regina (Rachel McAdams), the most eye-catching girl in school. Although they have broken up, Regina, who is domineering and conceited, cannot allow Katie to intervene. Thus, a war between girls quietly began. About friendship, about dignity, about sincerity, about trust. All in all, how girls will learn, how to grow up.
“Mean Girls” is a 2004 teen comedy film directed by Mark Waters and written by Tina Fey. The film stars Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, and Fey herself.
The story follows Cady Heron (played by Lindsay Lohan), a teenager who moves from Africa to the United States and starts attending a public high school for the first time. She quickly becomes friends with a group of popular girls known as “The Plastics,” but soon realizes the toxic and manipulative nature of their social hierarchy.
As Cady becomes more involved with The Plastics, she becomes more like them, betraying her true friends and values. In the end, she realizes her mistakes and works to make amends and change the school’s culture.
The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $129 million worldwide. It has since become a cult classic and is often cited as one of the best teen comedies of all time. It also spawned a musical adaptation, which premiered on Broadway in 2018.