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Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion

by Ken Tasho
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Wednesday Aug 22, 2012
Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion

For anyone dreading an upcoming school or family reunion, pop in the newly released Blu-ray "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" and watch your worries disappear. This 15th Anniversary Edition hasn't aged a bit since 1997 and may just be the gayest movie ever.

The story of two lifelong girlfriends facing their upcoming 10th high school reunion, dopey but cute Romy (Mira Sorvino) and ditzy Michele (Lisa Kudrow) aren't exactly where they thought they'd be in life. They were tormented in school for being dweebs and when they can't lose weight or get the dream jobs they want in time for the reunion, the blonde bombshells concoct stories of lies to impress their classmates.

One of the most quotable movies of all time ("I was so lucky getting mono, that was like the best diet ever"), "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" also features Janeane Garofalo in a hilarious supporting role as an acidic classmate, Justin Theroux as the Cowboy, and Alan Cummings who has the hots for Michele. Flashback sequences to high school days work better than the actual reunion but all feature the comedic turns of the underrated Sorvino and Kudrow.

The Blu-ray transfer is dull in some scenes yet very vivid in others. All special features are presented in their original non-digitized presentation and not one feature is original. The production featurette was filmed back in 1997 to promote the movie and features interviews with Kudrow, Sorvino, and director David Mirkin.

"Romy and Michele's High School Reunion"

Ken Tasho is a Corporate Drone by day and Edge Contributor by night. He has a love for all things ’80’s and resides in the Wayland Square area of Providence, RI...but would much rather be sharing an apartment in NYC with ’80’s rock goddesses Pat Benatar and Deborah Harry.


  • GiRRL_Earth , 2012-08-22 13:28:27

    No matter how many times I watch this movie, I laugh. Sometimes stupid movies are best antedote to a stressful day. I cannot wait to read your review on Meryl Streep’s new movie: Hope Springs.

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