THE PLOT THUS FAR
Two women get into a lot of trouble when they go to their high school reunion and lie about their lives after twelfth grade.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Romy and Michele are two best friends…and first class ditzes. Both of their IQs are far below what is considered normal, and the term “Valley Girl” seems to have been tailor made for them. They are living “stylishly” in LA when an old school chum Heather Mooney tells them about their high school reunion. But seeing as the only reason to go to the high school reunion is to boast about their careers, they decide to lie and pass themselves off as rich and wealthy business women.
Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow are outstanding, from their comments on other people and situations, to their facial expressions, to their interactions with the other characters. They bring beautifully to life Robin Schiff’s excellent screenplay. However, director David Mirkin’s time spent on “The Simpsons” seems to have given him a special way of handling multi-tiered plot that has alluded him on his other films. There is something very peculiar sitcom-like about the flow of the movie. However, it works. It works in the way that Mira Sorvino movies worked in that paper thin window of 1995-1997.
The Blu-Ray comes with a featurette and trailer. The A/V Quality is a mixed bag with a DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track that almost overpowers the film. The 1080p transfer is soft as hell and shows terrible signs of aging. I know that the studios are ragging on their older titles, but try to clean a print up. Remastering isn’t a bad word, guys. I’d recommend a rental.
RELEASE DATE: 08/07/2012