High school can be a cruel place. Especially if you've just moved to the United States after spending your life in the isolated depths Africa with your anthropologist parents. Cady Heron thought she was just like any other kid until her family moved from the savanna of Africa to the suburbs of Evanston, Illinois. Completely alone and confused, Cady finds solace in her new friends, Janis and Damien, the resident outcasts of the local high school. Things get a little more complicated when Cady catches the eye of "the worst people you will ever meet", the Plastics, led by the ultra-popular diva with "two Fendi bags and a silver Lexus", Regina George. Soon Cady gets dragged into a world known only by Regina and her two obsequious followers Gretchen and Karen, a girl's dream world of shopping sprees, hot boys and hot parties. But what started as a mission to bring closure to Janis, ex-friend of Regina, soon becomes an obsession. Cady soon manages to alienate Regina and eventually dethrone her, in doing so, usurping her position of evil tyrant. It only gets worse when Regina's old secrets turn every girl at school against each other, and eventually against Cady. Being popular is never easy, and it gets pretty lonely at the top. "Mean Girls" is a true classic that exemplifies the teen comedies of this decade. It follows in the footsteps of "Bring It On" and the "American Pie" trilogy in steering away from the depressing angst-ridden John Hughes movies of yore. With a hysterical script and an A-list cast, this "Julius Caesar"-meets-"Clueless" film is a riot. The chemistry among this cast is wonderful, and even less known personalities like Amanda Seyfried and Lizzy Caplan matched the top-notch caliber of more established actresses Lindsay Lohan and Lacey Chabert. Amy Poehler, who plays Regina George's mother, is actually only five years older than Rachel McAdams (who was close to 30 at the time of filming). From beginning to end, this film's a definite keeper.