Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

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Touchstone Pictures / Bungalow 78 Productions Released 1997

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Director:
David Mirkin
Released:
1997
Rating:
R

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion is a lighthearted comedy from 1997 starring Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino. The film is centered around two 28-year-old women named Romy White (Mira Sorvino) and Michele Weinberger (Lisa Kudrow) who are life long friends that attended high school in Tucson, Arizona but now live in Los Angeles, California. One day while working at a Jaguar dealership Romy runs into an old classmate from high school who informs her of their upcoming 10-year high school reunion. Both Romy and Michele are two fun-loving single women who have spent most of their time since high school partying and not focusing on developing any sort of career. Now desperate to make a good impression at their reunion, the two girls decide they need to lose weight, find boy friends and quickly get better jobs to impress the group of girls who constantly tortured them throughout high school.

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    Cheerful, giddy fun.

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times

    Though "Romy and Michelle" doing Tucson doesn't take us much further than Beavis and Butt-head doing America, the ride, and the company, are a lot more fun.

  • 50

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Desperately uncertain in tone and able to generate only sporadic laughs, pic decks out its meager story of revenge and comeuppance with a vulgar, flashy shimmer that will no doubt ...

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    • Music:
      Just a Girl
      Written by Gwen Stefani and Tom Dumont
      Performed by No Doubt
      Viv Dejected
      Written by James Newton Howard
      This Is It
      Written by Mark Sandell and Neil Watson
      Be My Lover
      Written by Gerd Amir Saraf, Andy Brenner, Melanie Thornton and Lane McCray
      Performed by La Bouche
      Staying Alive
      Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb
      Performed by N-Trance
      Brandenberg Concerto No. 3 in G Major
      Blood and Roses
      Written by Pat DiNizio
      Performed by The Smithereens
      Y.M.C.A.
      Written by Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo and Victor Willis
      Performed by The Village People
      She Blinded Me with Science
      Written by Thomas Dolby and Joseph Kerr
      Performed by Thomas Dolby
      I Want Candy
      Written by Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, Richard Gottehrer and Bert Berns
      Performed by Bow Wow Wow
      Wells Fargo Wagon
      Written by Meredith Willson
      Dance Hall Days
      Written by Jack Hues, Nick Feldman and Darren Costin
      Performed by Wang Chung
      Super George
      Written by Bill Loose
      Addicted to Love
      Written and Performed by Robert Palmer
      Whip It
      Written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V. Casale
      Performed by Devo
      Time After Time
      Written by Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman
      Performed by Cyndi Lauper
      Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)
      Written by Jimi Goodwin, Andy Williams, Jez Williams and Melanie Williams
      Performed by Sub Sub and Melanie Williams
      Bossa Angela
      Written by Bob Elger
      Blue Danube Waltz
      Written by Johann Strauß
      Footloose
      Written by Kenny Loggins and Dean Pitchford
      Performed by Kenny Loggins
      Turning Japanese
      Written by David Fenton
      Performed by The Vapors
      Hello Trouble
      Written by Eddie McDuff and Orville Couch
      Performed by 'The Desert Rose Band'
      Karma Chameleon
      Written by Boy George, Jon Moss, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay and Phil Pickett
      Performed by Culture Club
      (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me
      Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
      Performed by Naked Eyes
      Beethoven: Sonata #8 'Pathetique'
      Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
      Don't Get Me Wrong
      Written by Chrissie Hynde
      Performed by The Pretenders
      Our Lips Are Sealed
      Written by Terry Hall and Jane Wiedlin
      Performed by The Go-Gos
      Cruel Summer
      Written by Tony Swain, Steve Jolley, Keren Woodward, Sarah Dallin and Siobhan Fahey
      Performed by Bananarama
      No One Is to Blame
      Written and Performed by Howard Jones
      Venus
      Written by Robbie van Leeuwen
      Performed by Bananarama
      Everybody Wants to Rule the World
      Written by Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley and Chris Hughes
      Performed by Tears for Fears
      Bad Case of Lovin' You
      Written by John Martin
      Performed by Robert Palmer
      Heaven Is a Place on Earth
      Written by Rick Nowels and Ellen Shipley
      Performed by Belinda Carlisle
      Have a Good Time
      Written by Fabian Cooke and Gary Becks
      Performed by Talawah Crew
      We Got the Beat
      Written by Charlotte Caffey
      Performed by The Go-Gos

    • Filming locations:
      Santa Clarita, California
      Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California
      Beverly Hills, California
      Camarillo, California
      Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, California
      Los Angeles, California
      Newport Beach, California
      Pasadena, California
      Swinger's, Los Angeles, California
      Valencia High School, Valencia, California
      Venice, Los Angeles, California

    • Taglines:
      1. A Comedy of Blonders.
      2. The Blonde Leading The Blonde.
      3. Coming Soon To Theaters Everywhere... Okay?

    • Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion was the 55th most successful movie of 1997.

    • Domestically, Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion was the 71st most successful movie of 1997.

    • Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion took a domestic gross of $29,235,353.

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Comedy

Themes

quirky characters, ensemble cast, dumb friends, bullies, horrible people