Mean Girls

Topics: Mean Girls, High school, Adolescence Pages: 3 (1007 words) Published: November 8, 2006
Being a recent graduate from high school, all of my experiences are still fresh in my mind. I still remember all the clicks, the dances, the teachers and most of all the immature drama. Tina Fey's Mean Girls is an accurate portrayal of how rough high school can be, and more specifically how horrible teenage girls can be.

Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan), a "home schooled jungle freak" recently moved from the jungles of Africa to a city in America ready to start her first year at a public high school. Cady is immediately thrown into the world of cliques, make up and girl fights. Regina George ( Rachel McAdams) plays the role of the girl everyone in high school is all too familiar with. Regina is the prettiest, richest, most popular girl in school and also the leader of the "plastics." Regina along with her two followers, Gretchen (Lacey Chabert) and Karen (Amanda Seyfried), rule the school. Cady soon learns the ways of high school and eventually lands herself a spot amongst the "plastics."

Watching Cady figure out the harsh realities of the "girl world" and even turn into a mean girl herself sets the stage for a perfect teenage girl movie. The beginning scenes of the movie are the best when Cady is first finding out how hurtful, backstabbing and fake girls can be.

"You're like really pretty," Regina George says to Cady.
"Thank you," Cady replies to Regina.
"So you agree, you think you're really pretty," Regina says back to Cady.
This conversation leaves Cady confused and gives her just a hint of what she has in store for herself in the future. It's the lines like these that grabs the attention of the teenagers, because they all face similar situations in there own high schools.

The characters are what keep the movie realistic. Every high school has a Regina George, the group of girls who will do anything to be cool, the one gorgeous guy that every girl wants to date, the nerds that are content with their lives and the others who are just trying to...
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