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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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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 ...

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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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Austin Shagwell

03/10/2009 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Lick It Up Baby, LICK-IT-UP

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, s...

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Tia Maria

07/04/2008 (0 of 1 found this helpful)


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.

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