Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)



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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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Lisa Kudrow
as Michele
Alan Cumming
as Sandy Frank
Julia Campbell
as Christie
Mia Cottet
as Cheryl
Tami-Adrian George
as Receptionist at `Singled Out'
Neil Dickson
as Boutique Manager
E.J. Callahan
as Mr. Lish
Kathy Long
as Kick Boxing Instructor
Betsy Folsom
as Spinning Instructor
Zach Phifer
as Head of Personnel
Ricky Paull Goldin
as Guy At Rehab Meeting
Robb Skyler
as Creepy Manager
Deezer D
as Service Guy
Kivi Rogers
as Service Guy
Pat Crawford Brown
as Truck Stop Waitress
Victor Wilson
as Bartender Vic
Paul Keeley
as Suit Salesman
Amelinda Smith
as Reunion Guest
Keana Hall
as Reunion Guest
Alison Gale
as Reunion Guest
Anne Jensen
as Reunion Guest
Elizabeth Norment
as Irate Customer
Tate Taylor
as Casey
Linda Clements
as Beverly Hills Lady
Alan Purwin
as Helicopter Pilot
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Critic Reviews for Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (16)

Kudrow's Michele is a deadpan delight.

May 11, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Beneath the endless silliness of the movie beats a real heart

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Sorvino and Kudrow work easily and wickedly together.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

A one-joke story that's better crafted than it really deserves to be.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Top Critic

At its best when it's being lighthearted and at its weakest when it takes a halfhearted stab at semi-seriousness.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Top Critic

For all its bright moments, 91 minutes turns out to be more than this joke can sustain.

December 31, 1999
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Romy and Michele's High School Reunion


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 Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

This movie is hilarious. Not only did I love it because Lisa Kudrow was in it but I loved it because of the humor and the characters. Michele: You had gotten really thin by then. Romy: I know. I was so lucky getting mono, that was like the best diet ever. Love this movie and would recommend it if you love to laugh like I do. Just Great! Lisa Kudrow Rox! Don't Miss Out! Such a fun movie & the music rocks! :) I love it!!!! :) :) :)

Cassie Hill
Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino have THE most brilliant comic timing. I have so much fun watching this movie. This is the original Legally Blonde and all its derivatives, folks.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

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