Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Critics Consensus

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion has an admittedly slight premise, but it's elevated by ample heart, an infectiously playful spirit, and the buoyant chemistry of Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino.

72%

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Total Count: 58

65%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 195,100
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Romy and Michelle (Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow) are two unnatural blonde bimbos who were inseperable in high school and are now living together in L.A. They learn about their 10-year high school reuninon and desperately want to go and blow everyone away with jelousy in revenge for the hell that the A-list crowd made their lives in high school. Unfortunately they have no real jobs, no boyfriends, and no accomplishements to speak of. So they borrow a car, dress in business suits and make up a story about how they invented post-it notes. Along the way they have a huge fight and end up making a fool of themselves when they are exposed for the frauds they are. That's when the two decide to just be themselves and blow everyone away with the fact that they like who they are. The jokes in the movie, as with any movie, run hot and cold, but here they come flying one after the other with little setup or room for reaction that the movie almost feels like a parody of another movie. Despite this, there are some truely hilareous moments. As usual, Garofalo is the secret backup weapon as she out-performs in her secondary role as she's done in so many other films. What sets Romy and Michele apart as characters though, is that dispite having gone nowhere after ten years, they are still friends who are closer to each other than family. How many people can claim to have that?

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Critic Reviews for Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

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Audience Reviews for Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

  • Apr 19, 2014
    There are a few truths in this sweet, funny movie, and they look so adorable in the dance sequence at the end. I'm serious.
    Juli R Super Reviewer
  • Mar 15, 2013
    Okay, is this Romy and Michele's High School Reunion or a sing along? Assuming that we are talking about the movie, I can say how much of a yawner it was. This is supposed to have some hidden meaning or purpose? Can't really tell I'm afraid.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 29, 2012
    Almost painful to watch. Mira Sorvino's dumb blonde act doesn't ring true to me. How do they live such an extravagant LA lifestyle without jobs? The real reunion ending makes the inane movie a little better. Mira seems like she can actually dance, and Alan Cumming is surprisingly sexy.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 11, 2010
    Romy and Michele were losers in high school, and not much has changed in the ten years since. They live in a trashy apartment, with no jobs, no boyfriends, and no sense of fashion. Romy is ashamed of their life and forces Michele to join her in a maniacal plan to lose weight and find boyfriends and great jobs. However with the reunion looming, she decides that with no prospects, they'll have to improvise. Armed with business suits, cell phones, and a story about inventing post-its, they take the reunion by storm under the guise of successful businesswomen. Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow are an excellent match-up, believable as best friends. Inevitably, they are exposed, and learn that the most important thing is that they remain true to themselves. I would be lying if I said that it was a classic, but thanks to some good acting, and very well judged humor it manages to amuse.
    Deb S Super Reviewer

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