Mean Girls is a definite "must-see" for any Lindsay Lohan fan. This movie isn't just for teenage girls either. It is a good comedy (surprising, considering some of the cast are from Saturday Night Live - past and present) with some very realistic high school portrayals. I watched the movie with my wife and daughter, but almost every other person in the theater was of high school age; I heard a lot of people mumbling about how accurate a lot of the stereotyping mentioned in the movie is (in other words, parts of the movie reminded them of their school, today).
As always, Lindsay Lohan played her part to perfection; she has more talent than most Hollywood actresses. Lohan plays the part of a formerly home-schooled (in Africa) teenager who enters a typical high school after her parents move back to America. She makes friends with two misfits who layout the general explanation of what Cady (Lohan) Heron is about to experience at the Illinois public school; a place where the students have given the word "diversity" a whole new meaning - mainly, "separate and NOT equal"! Geeks hang with geeks; the jocks hag with jocks. You get the picture.
One group, The Plastics, have supreme status over most the other groups, especially in their ability to belittle the rest. Rachel McAdams is excellent as the leader of The Plastics; I could not picture any other actress playing this part as well. Her character drags Cady into her inner-circle and the fun begins.
There are a lot of great supporting actors and actresses in this film. Most notably, Lizzy Caplan almost stole the show with her incredible performance as Janis Ian, one of the misfits who befriends Cady. She was in Orange County and a few lesser known films and TV shows, but man can she act!
There are also a few "not so good" performances. Tim Meadows is a great guy, but he seemed to be in skit-mode in this movie. Same goes for Amy Poehler and Ana Gasteyer; they never seemed to fit on the silver screen as well as Tina Fey did. I think Fey fits the silver-screen well. I mean she is beautiful, smart, and has a great smile - yep, a star is born!
I enjoyed this movie; most of the people in the theater seemed to enjoy it (by the way, every show was sold-out); and if you think Lindsay Lohan is one of the hottest stars around, you'll enjoy this movie too. Don't let the few lackluster performances scare you away; Amanda Seyfried, Jonathan Bennett, Daniel Franzese, Lizzy Caplan, Lacey Chabert, Tina Fey, Rachel McAdams, and Lohan all turn in GREAT performances, worthy of ticket price or future DVD purchase.
On thing I haven't mentioned is the message of this movie: We need to worry more about ourselves, and that we shouldn't put others down just to make ourselves look better. I think the movie managed to get that message across without being too corny. (...)