Director: Mark Waters (2004)
Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert
Find it: IMDB
My favourite ever Lindsay Lohan movie. Even more favourite than I Know Who Killed Me, and we all know how much I love I Know Who Killed Me. What, wait, I have a favourite Lindsay Lohan movie? Ugh.
In Mean Girls, Lindsay Lohan plays a girl called Cady, who basically lives the life of The Wild Thornberries with her dad, who is the Janitor from Scrubs. Cady is homeschooled, which is a thing close to my heart, since I too was homeschooled (although if you call it "homeschooling" then you're doing it wrong, because "homeschooling/homeschooled" isn't gramatically correct. It's "home educated". Maybe you should be in a school after all, since your home is shit). As a home educated child, I knew lots of other home educated children, and I can safely say that home educated children do not look like Lindsay Lohan. Home educated children look like me. And occasionally like an underage hermaphrodite looking version of the Cat Lady from The Simpsons.
After her parents decide to make a go of living in a city, they get rid of Cady and enrol her in school. Cady being brought up in a jungle becomes relevant here see, because it turns out that whilst Cady knows full well the laws of the jungle, she knows feck all about school life. Mean Girls is basically how it went when I turned up at college after 17 years of being weird and dreadlocky. Except, unlike Lindsay Lohan, I did not become one of the popular kids and I did not make out with a hunky boy. Shame.
Cady soon falls in with "the plastics", lead by Regina (McAdams). The Plastics are cool and hot and rule the school. Cady initially joins The Plastics so as to infiltrate and subvert the group or whatever, but eventually becomes as bad as the rest of them. Regina meanwhile, is hit by a bus, at which I laughed my testicles off. As movies from my sister's DVD collection go, Mean Girls is probably the best. The screenplay was written by Tina Fey, so is littered with witticisms and dialogue so bitchy it can't help but raise a smile.
I like Mean Girls without shame. It's funny, it's clever and yes, well acted. Girlfriend, Mean Girls is my favourite Lindsay Lohan movie.