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.



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Two dimwitted pals attempt to fib their way through their high school reunion with disastrous results in this bubbly comedy from David Mirkin, frequent director of the cult TV sitcom Get a Life!. Los Angeles dim-bulbs Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michelle (Lisa Kudrow) have been best friends since childhood. Their shared passions include shopping, club-hopping, and creating their own candy-colored fashions. When their tenth high school reunion looms, the friends realize that their lives are not impressive enough to cow the popular crowd that tormented them in their teen years. So Romy borrows a Jaguar, and the duo concocts a story about how they became top corporate executives by creating Post-It Notes. Once they are at the reunion, however, Romy and Michelle's scheme unravels. Saturnine classmate Heather (Janeane Garofalo), who really did make a fortune as an inventor, exposes their fraud, and the girls find themselves mocked again, by everyone except Sandy Frink (Alan Cumming), a nerd millionaire with a lingering crush on Michelle. Kudrow reprised the role of Michelle from her late 1980s stage performance in the play Ladies' Room by Robin Schiff, who expanded both the play and the part of Michelle for the feature film version.


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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