Mean Girls

April 2, 2005 - This 2004 comedy stars Lindsay Lohan, Lacey Chabert, plus Tina Fey and a bunch of other Saturday Night Live stars and former stars.

Lohan plays Cady Heron, a new student at a high school in/near Chicago. Cady's parents are research scientists. The family has been living in Africa for years, so Cady has been home-schooled and high school is a whole new kind of jungle for her.

The first people to befriend her are a gay guy and a Goth girl. They tell Cady who's who at the school. But, Cady is quickly sucked into a clique called "the Plastics," whose three leaders set the school standard for style and bitchiness.

Cady intends to stay loyal to her geek friends, only hanging with the Plastics so she can destroy them. But, of course, things don't go as planned and Cady ends up becoming a Plastic for a while. Of course, in the end, Cady redeems herself, becomes the most popular girl in school and gets the guy. Can't we all just get along?

Overall review: ** It was an OK movie. It pretty much nailed the back-biting that goes on, even among the best of friends. But, overall, the plot was kind of thin. If Cady had ended up staying a Plastic, I don't think I would have cared.