The movie “Mean Girls” directed by Mark Walters shows the audience how power corrupts people in a creative way. This dramatic comedy portrays life in high school in a funny but serious way. It takes all of the every day problems with girls and exaggerates the every day problems but still in a way that people can relate to.
Cady Heron who is the main character played by Lindsey Lohan, moves to the United States after twelve years of being homeschooled in Africa by her zoologist parents. She attends a public school for the first time in her life. She undergoes many different situations on the first day of school that leads her to become upset and eat lunch alone in the bathroom stall. She meets two people named Damian, played by Daniel Franzese and Janis, played by Lizzy Caplan, who later explain to her who the “teen royalty” of the school is also known as the “plastics”.
The “plastics” are a group of three girls that are very popular. Regina George, played by Rachel McAdams, Gretchen Weiners, played by Lacey Chabert, and Karen Smith, played by Amanda Seyfried have all been friends for a while. Janis and Damian make a plan for Cady to spy on the “plastics” and figure out what goes on in their life. Cady later is sabotaged by the “plastics” and is left to win her friendships back.
The acting in this movie is wonderful. The actors really understand how to make things believable and get into their character. It really shows how high school is behind the scenes, which makes it funny. They take it to another level by exaggerating everything. The most realistic part of the movie is when they are eating lunch and it describes the cliques. The different groups of people are really funny and something that everyone can relate to.
The different actors all had an important role in the movie. It seemed like everyone served a purpose to the plot of the movie. The length of the movie was perfect. Every scene was crucial to have to make the movie make sense. The movie was not too long or too short. It did not leave the audiences with any questions about what happened.
“Mean Girls” is not just targeted for teenage girls that are in high school. Winning seven awards and being nominated nineteen times, people of all ages will find it funny. It is appropriate for people in middle school and older. The director Mark Walters did an outstanding job of targeting this movie for all ages.