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  • Summary: Courtney Shane (McGowan), Julie Freeman (Gayheart), Marcie Fox (Benz), and Liz Purr (Roldan) are all best friends. They are at the height of their popularity when an innocent birthday prank accidentally kills Liz, the sweetest member of the clique. During their panicked attempt to cover upCourtney Shane (McGowan), Julie Freeman (Gayheart), Marcie Fox (Benz), and Liz Purr (Roldan) are all best friends. They are at the height of their popularity when an innocent birthday prank accidentally kills Liz, the sweetest member of the clique. During their panicked attempt to cover up the murder, the class nerd, Fern Mayo (Greer), stumbles upon them. In order to keep Fern quiet Courtney offers to make her popular, and the results are a dark, comical Faustian tale of corruption, redemption and makeover madness! [Sony] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 15 out of 21
  1. Wickedly hilarious. [19 Feb 1999]
  2. A synthetic yet shrill sadomasochistic cartoon.
  3. 40
    The movie's gossamer-thin plot, padded with dream sequences and flashbacks to scenes you saw less than an hour earlier, exists only as an excuse for obvious homages to better films, stunt casting...and what pass for clever remarks in circles unfamiliar with real wit.
  4. Why sit through a lesser imitation, when you could just rent "Heathers" and those other movies for a far more enjoyable time? Drop-dead bitchery? Been there, done that.
  5. The film's bright look and visual energy are much more liberating than the machinations of its teen queens.
  6. Despite all their seamed stockings and Wonder Bras, the Reagan High girls are as far removed from their sexuality as Jawbreaker is from comedy.
  7. This derivative concept movie is tiresomely slick as well as shamefully sloppy, and someone should issue a restraining order requiring writer-director Darren Stein to stay at least 100 yards away from irony.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Feb 23, 2011
    10
    Rose McGowan Does Great In This Film As Courtany Shane! All I Can Say Really Good Plot, And A Really Enjoyable Cast!
    I Really Enjoyed The
    Rose McGowan Does Great In This Film As Courtany Shane! All I Can Say Really Good Plot, And A Really Enjoyable Cast!
    I Really Enjoyed The Music Is The Film! Each Song Went Along With The Scene :)
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  2. jerryl
    Jan 20, 2008
    9
    Rolling Stone gave this film a rave review. Too bad that's not up there with the critics ratings. Who chooses these reviews anyway?! Rolling Stone gave this film a rave review. Too bad that's not up there with the critics ratings. Who chooses these reviews anyway?! This movie was sharp and fun....the Mean Girls of the 1990's. Expand
  3. May 30, 2012
    8
    A Great Cast!
    I'm Not Sure What Happned With Critics And This Movie...
    Not The Most Creative Story Line Of All Time But Still A Good Movie..
    A Great Cast!
    I'm Not Sure What Happned With Critics And This Movie...
    Not The Most Creative Story Line Of All Time But Still A Good Movie..
    Rebecca Gayheart And Rose McGowan Are Amazing In This Movie!
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  4. MichaelR.
    Oct 24, 2007
    6
    Great dark comedy with great cast members. A decent but enjoyable movie.
  5. GaborA.
    Jul 6, 2006
    1
    After an intriguing here comes a black comedy first thrity seconds this movie spirals into uncharted depths. Every scene is either needless After an intriguing here comes a black comedy first thrity seconds this movie spirals into uncharted depths. Every scene is either needless filler or needlessly stupid. Save your time and rent as others have mentioned Heathers, or hell pretty much any other movie on the face of the planet. Expand

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