A Mean Girls (2004) Harken back to 2003. Its all very silly, but ultimately fun in a goofy, naive sorta way, never even coming close to feeling as awful as it should, given the movies content. Virditti reclined the passenger seat, closed his eyes and, through closed lips, murmured songs that a woman had taped for him five years before.
Melissa McCarthy has the funny, showy role, for which she received a deserved Oscar nomination, but its really Wiig who stands out in a sympathetic yet complex part in which we root for her character to figure it all out even as we watch her. While bad girl gangs have been a longtime pop cultural fascination, the Heathers Chandler, McNamara, and Duke of Heathers were the ones who cemented the myth of the cold, beautiful, and remorseless high school clique in the post-modern cinematic imagination, begetting Mean Girls, Clueless, The.