The latest movie to hit theaters is Mean Girls. Directed by Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr., the film is based on the Broadway musical of the same name, which was inspired by the 2004 comedy film. The new version follows the story of new student Cady Heron, who is welcomed into the popular girl group called ‘The Plastics’, led by Regina George. When Cady falls for Regina’s ex-boyfriend, she becomes a target. With the help of her outcast friends, Cady sets out to take down the leader of the group and learn to be true to herself in high school. The film stars Angourie Rice, Reneé Rapp, Auli’i Cravalho, and other talented actors.
Mean Girls received mixed reviews from the press. Variety praised the film, saying that it shows that bad girl culture is still worth it and the songs take you through the story. Entertainment Weekly also had positive things to say, noting that the film demonstrates a solid understanding of the musical genre and how to turn it into a film for modern audiences.
On the other hand, The Hollywood Reporter and Collider were critical of the film. The Hollywood Reporter argued that the effervescence and fun of the source material had faded, while Collider stated that Mean Girls forgoes all the pleasures of the best musicals in favor of a vain rehash of the original film.
Despite the mixed reviews, Mean Girls is sure to attract audiences who are fans of the original film and the Broadway musical. With its talented cast and catchy songs, the film offers a fresh take on the classic story of high school drama and friendship. Whether you loved the original Mean Girls or are new to the story, this film is worth checking out.
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