Heathers Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1405

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 198

Theatrical Release Date: 03/31/1989

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Michael Lehmann

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

Plot: 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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Tammy - wrote on 10/18/2020

Very enlightening film revolving around the "cliques" and power struggles of the American teenager. The symbolism of the colors and the infamous "croquet game" leave a lot for the viewer to ponder. While the film lent itself to very dark humor, it had a very bright message. The most significant scene was the last. Que Sera Sera.....

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/10/2019

"Heathers" is one of those movies you aren't sure if you want to like. It finds a twisted way of associating psychopathy with teenage life, and really puts the 'dark' In dark comedy.

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3.5/4

Camper - wrote on 04/16/2016

Infinitely quotable.

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Love? Popularity?

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 …

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Heathers

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 …

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Heathers Review

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 …

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