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Heathers (1989) Movie Information

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Heathers (1989)
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Overall Rank:

1369

Avg. Rating:

2.88/4

# of Ratings:

193

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

03/31/1989

Director:

Michael Lehmann

Actors:

Winona Ryder
Christian Slater
Shannen Doherty
Lisanne Falk
Kim Walker
Penelope Milford

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A girl on the outside of the in-crowd starts dating a rebel who introduces a deadly way to deal with cliques.

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Infinitely quotable.

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High School black comedy about murder and suicide. Very different and entertaining.

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This dark comedy is anchored by its wry sense of wit and the sarcastic performances of WInona Ryder and Christian Slater. It takes the John Hughes high school nostalgia and turns it on its head in a film that foreshadows schools shootings but somehow avoids complete morbidity by not taking itself too seriously.

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  Yojimbo
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01/25/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Heathers" by Yojimbo

Winona Ryder is part of the most popular and bitchy clique in Westerberg High School, until she meets charismatic psycho Christian Slater who inspires her "teen angst bullshit" to have a bodycount. By the end of the 1980s, there began a severe backlash against the empty, self-centred attitude of that particular decade spearheaded by bands such as Nirvana and Public Enemy and culminating in Douglas Coupland's Generation X, which pronounced a new cynicism for a society built on self serving greed and obsession with vacuous superficiality. Heathers was very much part of this movement and was like a breath of fresh air upon its release. A parody of 80s teen movies and a biting social satire on society's obsession with looks and popularity, it contained a new kind of well observed and dark wit...

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  Daniel Corleone
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07/31/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Heathers review

This is a dark comedy about teenage suicide, having an identity and peer pressure. Winona Ryder has never been perfect for a role than Veronica Sawyer. The Jack Nicholson like Christian Slater plays the outcast psychotic J.D. (Jason Dean). The rest of the cast stars a young Shannen Doherty as the bratty and jealous Heather Duke, Heather Chandler and Heather McNamara was portrayed by Kim Walker and Lisanne Falk respectively. The “Heather” group is popular in Westerburg High composed of elite but mean girls and an intellectual girl who pity the victims of her friends. It started out as an idea to get rid of societies menace, but the killing spree continued and suicide notes have been created. The media exaggerates and exposes the incidents of the high school. Its pace starts slow to ...

Rating of
3/4 

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  mdtinney
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08/26/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The 1st Mean Girls.

I recently saw "Heathers" after having not seen it for several years, and immediately remembered why I like it. This film so perfectly portrayed the high school social scene of its era. Anybody who was in high school in the late 80's can say that they recall people who were like the characters in this film. The members of this core clique, especially its merciless leader and the sex-crazed football players who thought the world revolved around them still linger today in most schools. Most of us who were not as popular in high school want some kind of karmic justice and this film is a visual gratification of that desire. Even though it goes to the extreme that it does, It is still worth watching. Unlike other teen films of the 80's, "Heathers" does not try to pleasantly resolve its conflic...

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3.5/4 

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