Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

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Two dim-witted, inseparable friends hit the road for their ten-year high school reunion and concoct an elaborate lie about their lives in order to impress their classmates.

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21 January 2007 | inkblot11
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| A classic in cluelessness, hugely entertaining!
Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michele (Lisa Kudrow) live in Venice, California and love watching the film Pretty Woman. They also adore going out to the dance clubs every night and looking for their own potentially rich boyfriends. However, on most evenings they end up turning down invitations from jerks and dancing with each other instead. Word arrives that their ten year high school reunion is approaching. Since Romy and Michele were certified geeks at school, they get the idea that they will make a triumphant return as winners. After all, they both look pretty and they can make up the rest. So, they outfit themselves as successful businesswoman, with a hot car and cell phone and take off for Arizona. Will they be able to fool the old gang with their new, trumped-up identities? This is a classic tale of dumb blondes who are clueless but, who nevertheless, end up making good. Sorvino and Kudrow are perfection itself as the dimwitted but lovely blondes. Janeane Garofalo is also on hand to steal scenes with her acid wit and intelligence. The costumes are to die for and the overall production values are very nice. But, most importantly, the humor is abundant and zestful. If you need to drop all your worries and get your fighting spirit back, spend an evening with the delightful Romy and Michele. They will make you giggle and get you ready to face the more somber world again with a renewed and optimistic attitude.

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Trivia

The episode of The Simpsons (1989) that Ramon and the co-workers watch was written by the movie's director, David Mirkin.


Quotes

Romy: Well, anyways, are you going?
Heather: I'd rather put this out in my ass!


Goofs

At the "dream" reunion, the Mercedes limousine changes from one with two moon roofs, then with a shorter limo with one moon roof, and back again. When Romy is hit by Sandy's limousine, the rear window is blacked out by window tint, but the tint disappears moments later when Romy and Sandy are shown in the back of the limo. When the cars appear inside the reunion, Sandy's limousine now has blanked rear door opera windows and a smaller back window (additionally, the trunk mounted television antenna that Romy knocked off before entering the reunion has now re-appeared). As the limousine exits the building, it is back to the longer, dual moon-roof model seen earlier with the trunk-mounted television antenna missing again.


Alternate Versions

UK cinema version (rated 12) removes all profanity and inserts inoffensive replacements, along with removing some sexual references:

  • [Reel 1] Heather telling Toby to "fuck off" is replaced with "bug off".
  • [Reel 2] Same as the first cut (when Toby interrupts Heather and Sandy at the prom).
  • Heather asking Clarence "Why don't you go fuck a sheep..." is replaced with "wed a sheep".
  • [Reel 3] When Ramon asks Romy for a favour at the car dealership, the second half of their fake sex dialogue is cut. "Man stallion, fill me with your giant love wand" up to and including "Oh Ramon, your penis is so powerful, I'm coming" is removed.
  • [Reel 4] Heather telling Toby to "fuck off" after being asked for a name tag is removed.
  • Heather's line "I already asked Toby dumb-fuck" is replaced with "dumb-butt".
  • [Reel 5] Romy's line "Now we're just a fucking joke" is replaced with "stupid joke" (this cut persists in the American video version).
  • Romy telling Christy "We don't give a flying fuck what you think" is replaced with "flying frog".
  • Toby telling Heather "And please don't tell me to fuck off" is replaced with "bug off".
  • Heather telling Clarence "If you fuck with me, in any way..." is replaced with "mess with me".
All UK video versions are uncut and rated 15.


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Turning Japanese
Written by
David Fenton
Performed by The Vapors
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets

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