Romy and Michele's High School Reunion [DVD] [1997]

  • SKU: 3687460
  • Release Date: 08/24/1999
  • Rating: R
Class reunions can be a nightmare for some of us, but when Romy and Michelle stunningly re-invent themselves for their ten-year reunion, the results are sure to be hilarious in this fun release from Walt Disney Video. Presented in widescreen 1.85:1 and featuring a closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, this release also offers an additional French Dolby Digital Surround track. Extra features include a production featurette and a theatrical trailer.
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (79 out of 80)

Special Features


  • Widescreen [1.85:1]
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 audio
  • Production featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
  • French-language track
  • Chapter search
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
Two dimwitted pals attempt to fib their way through their high school reunion with disastrous results in this bubbly comedy from David Mirkin, frequent director of the cult TV sitcom Get a Life!. Los Angeles dim-bulbs Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michelle (Lisa Kudrow) have been best friends since childhood. Their shared passions include shopping, club-hopping, and creating their own candy-colored fashions. When their tenth high school reunion looms, the friends realize that their lives are not impressive enough to cow the popular crowd that tormented them in their teen years. So Romy borrows a Jaguar, and the duo concocts a story about how they became top corporate executives by creating Post-It Notes. Once they are at the reunion, however, Romy and Michelle's scheme unravels. Saturnine classmate Heather (Janeane Garofalo), who really did make a fortune as an inventor, exposes their fraud, and the girls find themselves mocked again, by everyone except Sandy Frink (Alan Cumming), a nerd millionaire with a lingering crush on Michelle. Kudrow reprised the role of Michelle from her late 1980s stage performance in the play Ladies' Room by Robin Schiff, who expanded both the play and the part of Michelle for the feature film version. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Mira Sorvino
    Mira Sorvino - Romy
  • Lisa Kudrow
    Lisa Kudrow - Michele
  • Janeane Garofalo
    Janeane Garofalo - Heather
  • Alan Cumming
    Alan Cumming - Sandy Frank
  • Julia Campbell
    Julia Campbell - Christie



Customer rating

4.6
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Accepting and Changing Circumstances?

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    wisdomseeker
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    Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion is a movie centered around two Los Angeles area residents Michele Weinberger (Lisa Kudrow) and Romy White (Mira Sorvino). Both of them are in their late 20’s and become concerned about what they have done with their lives after Michele encounters a former classmate named Heather Mooney (Janeane Garofalo). Heather Mooney is doing well for herself on a financial level and influences Romy White to think about her own life after an encounter at work (Heather was one of Romy’s customers at a car dealership). In addition, Romy finds out about the upcoming high school reunion and decides (along with Michele) that they are going to make an attempt to go. However, as they look and reminisce on their lives via a yearbook, both women realize that they want to try to make some changes before the reunion in order to get back at how they feel they were perceived in high school. I admit that I’m a high school graduate of the class of 2000 and honestly did not attend my ten year high school reunion and I’m truthfully unsure about whether I would actually go to my 20 year high school reunion (regardless of how my life turns out, even though I’m proud of both where I came from and graduated high school from). However, this movie did inspire and remind me to begin now to choose carefully on how I want my life to unfold and change for the better within five years from now (by the summer of 2020 at the latest). The following are some of the other multiple actors/actresses associated with Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion; Camryn Manheim, Alan Cumming, Julia Campbell, Mia Cottet, Kristin Bauer, Elaine Hendrix, Vincent Ventresca, Justin Theroux, Jacob Vargas etc. There are multiple popular songs featured in the Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion film such as; I Want Candy by BowWow, She Blinded Me With Science by Oingo Boingo, Dance Hall Days by Wang Chung, Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer, Footloose by Kenny Loggins, Karma Chameleon by Boy George, Don’t Get Me Wrong by The Pretenders, Venus by Bananarama, and more songs featured in the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my guilty pleasures

    Posted
    Builtfa
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    Truly one of the top 90s classics. Quirky; funny and engaging. I’ve had multiple copies of this movie but at this price, it’s great to have a backup copy. If you haven’t seen this hysterical movie, do it now. “I invented Post-it’s”...one of the greatest movie buzz phrases ever...right up there with “You can’t sit with us.”

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Chic movie

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    lawyermalloy
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    Pretty in pink goes to high school reunion dreading facing all the sucessful former classmates. Decides to take her just as kinky girl friend with to the reunion. This results in a road trip of guessing and anxiety over what the reunion will become. Actually a good plot and a ending twist. All good clean fun with adult reality about a female goals in the 80's but not for todays female goals.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Such a nostalgic movie

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    Lili
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    This is one of my favorite, silly chick flicks when I was a young child. Like I still have my VHS tape of it but of course no VHS player. But I couldn't throw it out. So when I saw that it came out on DVD, I had to get it. So much quoting on my part when I re-watched it. I love it and was excited on the price value too from Best Buy :D

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Totally awesome!!

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    Movie24guY1
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    Where do I begin? This movie is perfect!! Lisa Kudrow & Mira Sorvino are absolutely perfect in this hysterical movie!! I was hoping for tons of extras but maybe on a future release. If you want non stop laughs, BUY THIS MOVIE!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sassy and fun!

    Posted
    Loves2Shop

    Everyone knows what its like to want to make old classmates envious at a reunion...particularly if you weren't the most popular in high school. This movie offers a hilarious take on what two, seemingly unsuccessful, women will do to finally be popular. A great story about friendship and empowerment!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loads of laughs

    Posted
    Hardy
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    Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino do an excellent job at making you laugh in this comedy! This movie isn’t a great reminder to be happy with who you truly are and stop trying to impress other people.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So funny

    Posted
    CPKC
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    I haven't seen this movie in a long time. It was so funny! Looked this movie up and Best Buy had it and it was a great price as well. Can't wait for outdoor movie night this summer!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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