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Anna Strasevic - wrote on 10/19/2020
This movie has become very contradictory to me. From the first minutes of the film, I have expected the typical American film about school and its idols, but the plot is more complicated than it looks. The ways as love presented between Veronika and J.D shows that it is not healthy. Veronika is a very lonely and jealous character, and she could not accept the fact that she will not be as popular as her female friends, only their shadow. Moreover, J.D has a lot of maniacs thoughts, and it gives a chance to Veronika to get his attention and feel loved, so she decides to kill her friends to take their place and fate.
It is not difficult to understand Veronika's intention of doing it, and her notes in the diary tell it. There were conversations with her parents, which whom she has only …
FilmCrave User - wrote on 10/18/2020
Heathers was a morbid, very dark comedy. It involved high school students who were in very stereotypical cliques. Jocks vs nerds vs "cool" (mean) kids. The chemistry between the 2 main characters was actually palpable. Veronica, who seems bored with being in the "cool" clique, meets up with "bad boy", JD. Together, they commit a series of murders (made to look like suicide). This movie was made before Colombine, or my guess is it never would have been made. After Colombine, the idea of making a "comedy" about kids killing fellow students (complete with trench coats) would be beyond the social norms of being an "ok" thing to do. The 80's clothing and hair styles makes it clear this movie was made before this ugly chapter in American history, though. Made in a time before the …
Bill Ward - wrote on 10/18/2020
Heathers is a movie that was interesting watch, but I did not really enjoy watching as much as I felt. It was very stereotypical in the high school movie genres. There are popular cliques, nerds, jocks, outcasts, etc. This is a film that critically is very well put together, but I do not find it very original in the school setting.
There was a sense of dark comedy in the film, which was used very well in the conversations between characters. It seemed like the characters were playing a game with each other at points, like when the Green Heather took the Red bow and Veronica acknowledging there is someone else mending the top of the food chain. This dynamic within the characters and their symbolism is what made me interested in watching the rest of the film.
I do give this film …
Jacob Ward - wrote on 10/14/2020
Heathers is one of those films that I normally would pass up. It is not the kind of genre that I draw toward. Dark comedy can be very tricky, and sometimes controversial depending on the material. However, this film is an absolute masterpiece. I never expected this film to be as critically artistic and entertaining as it turned out to be.
The ability to utilize cynical humor with real-life psychological issues through societal depictions is truly amazing. The way JD masters both a smooth comedic role while supporting a sociopathic trait is very intriguing. Veronica's coping with the feelings she had for JD made the film. It was investing, interesting, psychological disturbing, and fun to watch.
This film has made me appreciate dark humor a lot more than I used to. I truly believe …
Yojimbo - wrote on 01/25/2012
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 …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 07/31/2011
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 …
mdtinney - wrote on 08/26/2009
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 …
Austin Shagwell - wrote on 03/10/2009
Back in the 1980's, when a movie about teenagers, high school, cliques, and the "in fads" of the time (i.e. suicide) would be common; a dark (very dark, might I add) movie arose; a black comedy was released, and hardly anyone went to see it. Today, this movie is undeniably a classic. Specifically, a cult classic. With Winona Ryder (the original Wino,) Christian Slater (you know, that one guy, from those canceld t.v. shows) and Shannen Doherty (Ms. Brenda Beverly Hills Walsh,) all in there teens. I think.
In a nutshell, Heathers is a film about Veronica Sawyer, a girl with a diary, who hangs out with the Heathers, the cool clique of the school. Veronica meets Jason, the mysterious new outsider. Together, the two of them go on an unplanned (for the most part) journey involving murder, …
Tia Maria - wrote on 07/04/2008
Before I watched Heathers, I assumed it would be like an old version of Mean Girls. You know, a high school with the stereotypical groups, and bitch clique. And then one girl who is friends with the bitch clique, rebels against them, and by the end they were all friends again. Okay, so I was right. But it is so much more than that. And by the end of the movie, it isn't really possible for the main character to become friends with the bitch clique again...
Heathers is a dark comedy, about Veronica (Winona Ryder) who is friends with the people in the most popular clique in school: The Heathers. So, as the name suggests, all three of the girls in the group are called Heather. And, as all teen movies go, they are cruel to everyone, so Veronica finds a deadly way to deal with them.