Movie review: Mean teenagers show nails again on the big screen

Henry

MEAN GIRLS
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (7/10)
With Angourie Rice and Reneé Rapp
Directors: Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr.
(In theater only)

Audiences are tired of snarky little tigers who roll their eyes when grown-ups talk, then march down school corridors with chests proudly thrust forward, making snarky remarks. Alas, they are so predictable and, oh, so boring in their narcissistic, self-indulgent paradise. All comfort is: real life awaits, girls!

Then why the new one Mean Girls recommended? Because screenwriter Tina Fey has a different approach than the previous one Mean Girls-films, and she also modeled it on a Broadway musical. That way we know what the girls are thinking, and what’s going on in those messy, conceited little heads.

Mean Girls begins when a young girl – quite from Africa – from Kenya, ends up in the USA. Of course she tries to fit in with the cool group, but with a formidable leader like the brilliant Reneé Rapp as Regina George, poor Angourie Rice as Cady doesn’t stand a chance, but one should not look down on the pale soul.

Let’s be sober now. Few fathers or husbands attend Mean Girls resonate. It is absolutely aimed at teenage dolls who know more about their makeup than school work. Other, more responsible female moviegoers and their mothers may also like it. For their power Mean Girls be a big jerk.

(7/10)