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6th Annual Golden Tomato Awards
The Best Reviewed Comedy of 2004

Best Comedy: Mean Girls Mean Girls

While some are more successful than others, there's no denying that these types of movies just want to make you laugh. Like jokes, if one doesn't work, just move on to the next one. Studios take this to heart, as comedies are one of the staples of the film industry. The best reviewed, if not the funniest, in this category for 2004 is the Lindsay Lohan vehicle, Mean Girls. A movie about a teenager who goes to high school for the first time after spending much of her life abroad, Mean Girls tickled critics' funny bones with clever and insightful commentary about high school ecology. Elvis Mitchell, formerly of the New York Times, calls the movie "a version of the heart-of-darkness teenage social comedy Heathers for the tweener audience," with Sacramento Bee's Joe Baltake adding that "This is the best film of its kind since Amy Heckerling's Clueless." It shouldn't be surprising to learn that Saturday Night Live's alum Tina Fey wrote the screenplay. Let us know what your pick for this category is here.

Best to Worst Comedies of 2004
1.78.96Mean Girls87%
2.72.80Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself85%
3.71.98Team America: World Police77%
4.66.74Napoleon Dynamite71%
5.66.24Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle71%
6.65.54Barbershop 2: Back in Business70%
7.64.49Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story68%
8.62.92Seducing Dr. Lewis70%
9.62.07Bright Young Things66%
10.61.94Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy64%
11.60.44Coffee and Cigarettes63%
12.60.42Starsky & Hutch62%
13.58.77I Heart Huckabees60%
15.57.69Last Shot60%
16.56.92Mr. 300058%
18.51.69A Dirty Shame50%
20.50.01The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou48%
23.47.29Connie and Carla44%
24.44.52Touch of Pink35%
25.43.71Meet the Fockers39%
26.32.39The Stepford Wives25%
28.30.67Soul Plane17%
29.29.07Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen14%
30.28.26Without A Paddle16%
31.27.90The Perfect Score15%
32.26.13New York Minute13%
33.25.11White Chicks12%
34.25.05Johnson Family Vacation7%
35.24.73Welcome to Mooseport14%
36.23.16Surviving Christmas8%
38.21.23The Whole Ten Yards5%
39.19.64Christmas with the Kranks4%

Data collected on January 11, 2005

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