Mean Girls

Mean Girls
  • 2004
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mark S Waters
  • Written by: Tina Fey (screenplay), Rosalind Wiseman (book)
  • Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, Tina Fey, Lizzy Caplan
  • UK release: 18 June 2004

Raised in Africa by zoologist parents, Cady Heron (Lohan) thinks she knows about survival of the fittest. But the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning when the home-schooled 15-year-old enters school for the first time and encounters the peculiar cliquey world of the girl teenager. Acerbic, clever teen drama written by Saturday Night Live's Tina Fey.

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88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
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Thu 1 Aug

Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells (0.0 miles)

Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1JP
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Wed 24 Jul

  • 17:00

Beat the winter blues with a whole week of free film screenings at The Alex this January! Take your pick from a range of screening types, which we’ve designed to make sure there’s something for everyone, so come on in out of the cold and cosy up at The Alex Film Festival. Mean Girls Quote/Sing Along & Costume – Know all the best one-liners from the film? Our host will encourage you to quote along and sing along, plus there’s a prize for the best costume Cady Heron is a cultural blank slate when she first sets foot on the grounds of North Shore High School in a small town outside of Chicago, Illinois. After living in Africa, Cady has no idea how "wild" things can be in civilization until she crosses paths with one of the meanest species of all, the "Queen Bee," who at this school is the cool and calculating Regina George. But Cady doesn't just cross paths with this Queen Bee–she really stings her when she falls for Regina's ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels. Now Regina is set to sting back by pretending to still like Aaron so he won't go out with Cady, all the while pretending to be her friend. With no choice but to use the same M.O. to stay in the game, the "Girl World" one-upmanship escalates until the entire school gets dragged into a first-class mean-fest. The Alex Film Festival is completely free – you just need to book your place in advance! Our bars will be open offering a range of mouth-watering snacks and drinks.

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Reviews & features

Eleven reasons to love Mean Girls

30 Apr 2015

Mean Girls turns 11 this week; we look at the many reasons to love it

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Neil Flynn: Mean Girls helped launch 'biggest' women in comedy

30 Apr 2014

Film gossip

'Mean Girls' has helped to launch the "biggest women in comedy", says Neil Flynn. The 53-year-old actor starred in 2004's comedy opposite Linsday Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Tina Fey and insists the film helped these stars kick-start…

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