Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

(David Mirkin, 1997)

with Devin, Lake House Screening Room, 11/3/14

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Thin and scattered, and not nearly clever enough to justify its own determined zaniness.  The first third of the movie is riddled with overlong flashbacks; these are followed by an endless fantasy sequence that’s barely discernible from the movie’s “real-life” scenes.  Who are these characters?  How are we supposed to feel about them?  Is the movie laughing with them, or at them?  It’s never clear.  Mira Sorvino is deeply charming, and Romy and Michele hints at the glittering career she might have had, but the script isn’t nearly strong enough to support her talent.  A shame.

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