8.11.2006

MORE Friday Nostalgia


Stolen from Wikipedia: The 1989 [cult classic] Heathers centers on a high school student named Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder). Veronica is part of the most popular clique in Westerburg High School in Sherwood, a fictional suburb of Columbus, Ohio , made up of three pretty and wealthy girls with the same first name: Heather Chandler (Kim Walker), Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty) and Heather McNamara (Lisanne Falk). The girls play croquet with each other, are mean-spirited, use their own unique slang, and play cruel pranks on people. Even though they are worshipped and adored, the Heathers despise everyone who isn't in the clique, and continuously bully socially awkward classmates like the overweight Martha "Dumptruck." Veronica finds her "friendship" with the tyrannical Heathers both tempting and repellent, as it is mostly based on peer pressure, domination and vanity. She even says that they're not really her friends, just people she hangs out with because it's her "job" being popular.

3 comments:

MCALDWELLC said...

I loved that movie...

Collin said...

One of my fave movies of the late 80s. It's also the pinnacle of all the actors' careers, which is sorta sad. I read in some mag that Winona is hoping to round up the cast for a sequel of some kind, but since most of them died in the end, I don't know how that would work.

While funny, "Mean Girls" didn't come close to recapturing the twisted humor of "Heathers."

Garey Simpson said...

Thanks, I appreciate the 411.

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