Atom User Reviews for Mean Girls
Results in an edgy comedy, where laughs stem at times from uncomfortable situations. In other words, Mean Girls lives up to its title.
The plot is flimsy, but director Mark Waters (Freaky Friday) trusts Fey's tart dialogue to carry the day. Wise man. Fey subverts formula to find comic gold. She's a brash new voice in movie comedy. Boy, do we need her now.
Mean Girls dissects high school society with a lot of observant detail, which seems surprisingly well-informed. The screenplay by Saturday Night Live's Tina Fey is both a comic and a sociological achievement.