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