Overlooked Comedy: Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

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  1. Dustin D

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    Hello everyone. I just wanted to mention this little-mentioned comedy. This is one of my favorite comedies released in recent times. The jokes are often very funny, and Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino do such a convincing job in their roles. Of course, Kudrow seems to borrow a little from Friends, but that's OK. The soundtrack is also pretty good, with a lot of great 80s music to punch it up.
    Anyone else care to comment on this film?
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    Trust me, this film is not overlooked! Any film that has Mira Sorvino looking as hot as she does in this film, is not overlooked. [​IMG]
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  3. JasonK

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    Good call, John. I remember renting this for that very reason a few years ago, and my buddy and I actually ended up laughing quite a bit. I like to think it's because it was directed by David Mirkin, who previously worked on The Simpsons.
     
  4. Bruce Hedtke

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    David Mirkin's latest effort is Heartbreakers. He does do some great comedy work and I am looking forward to his next release.
    Romy and Michelle's was a riot. Sorvino was a goddess, as usual, but everything was so light and flippant, it was just a pleasure to sit back and watch. It certainly didn't have a hard time keeping my attention.
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  5. John Torrez

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    It's one of my favorite movies. It also has some great lines like:
    "I heard sandy invented some kind of special rubber." "You mean like for condoms?"
    "Unlike some dried up ball-busting career woman we might mention, we're all happily married!" "That's right Christy, keep telling yourself that."
    "Oh, I know. I was so lucky getting mono. That was like the best diet ever."
    "Sandy, hi! You look so rich! I mean, great!"
    "Can you excuse me, I cut my foot earlier and my shoe is filing up with blood."
    "My name is Romy and I'm an alcoholic."
     
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    Garafollo's bit through the whole thing killed me.. from picking up the car at the dealership to her interaction at the reunion.. it all cracked me up. It was one of those films I always thought was very underrated. Lighthearted, not an award type film, but damned entertaining.
    I keep it in a category along with other overlooked flicks that make me laugh (ala "Back to the Beach", etc.)
     
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    The dance number at the end is the funniest thing I've ever seen.
     
  9. Jason Whyte

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    This is certainly not an overlooked comedy. It did well in theaters and has had a terrific video release.
    The more I see it, the more I like it. I was a little on the thumbs-down side when it was first released but I watched it about six months ago and was almost on the floor.
    Certainly a title to revisit on DVD.
    Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to have a "Business Lunch" [​IMG]
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  10. Joel C

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    Michele: "I'm the Mary! I'm the Mary!"
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    Michele: "Ok, fine. Which one of use lost her virginity first?"
    Romy: "Oh, big wow with your cousin Barry. I wouldn't brag about it."
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    Michele: "For me, it's like I've just given birth to my own baby girl, except she's like a big giant girl who smokes and says 'shit' a lot. You know?"
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    Heather: "This dress exacerbates the genetic betrayal that is my legacy."
    Michele: "OK, I don't even know what you're talking about cause of those words, but come here."
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    Romy: "Oh Ramon, your penis is so powerful! I'm coming! Okay, thank you! Get off me!"
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    This is also the rare case where some lines in the TV edit are funnier. When Heather is renting the car, in the theatrical version it goes like this:
    Romy: "So are you going to the reunion?"
    Heather: [holding a cigarette] "I'd rather put this out in my ass."
    In the TV version, the line is:
    "I'd rather put this out in my RIGHT EYE."
    The delivery is killer, and it is much quoted between me and my friends. Fortunately, the clip is in the trailer on the DVD.
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    "Oh, Oh, Ramone, Ohhhh, Ohhhhh, Oh yes, Ohhh ohhh, Mi capiton mi amor, You are columbus and I am america, discover me ramone, just discover me....
    Explosions, the earth is moving, is that an earthquake? no, it's ramone, god it's ramone!!!!"
    "Mad stallion, fill me with your giant Love Wand!"
    "What, no I'm sorry, I don't think so."
    "Well man say something nice about my penis!"
    "Oh ramone your penis is so powerful, I'm coming, ok, thanks get off me now."
    "Oh Come on!"
    "You wanted it to be believeable."
    This has got to be one of my favorite movies, and ever since the theater I have loved it. Well worth the price of the DVD, although I would gladly shell out some cash for a SE someday.
     
  12. John Torrez

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    Here's my wishlist for a R&M SE:
    -Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS.
    -16x9 Enhanced.
    -Cast Commentary (Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, and Jeneane Garafolo).
    -Director's Commentary.
    -Theatrical Trailer(s) and TV Spot(s).
    -Deleted Scenes with optional commentary.
    -A separate release soundtrack w/ every song featured in the movie.
    -Behind the scenes with cast and crew interviews.
    -Outtakes.
    -Movie stills, behind the scenes pictures, movie posters and miscellaneous pictures.
    -Premiere footage/pictures.
    -Movie script.
    Feel free to add on anything.
     
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    And it's only one of two movies I know of that take place in Tucson... (even though I'm sure it wasn't filmed here). [​IMG]
    I thought it was a pretty good movie, lots of laughs and Sorvino does indeed look great in this movie.
    /Mike
     
  14. Ross Williams

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    Just to clarify; Romy and Michelle came out in 97'. Friends first aired in 94'.
    I think Lisa Kudrow is pretty damn funny, but she does seem to be able to do only one character. That's a problem with a lot of TV actors. Also we as an audience are so intuned to them being one character, that we're not able to accept them as another. But this is another discussion.
    Put me down as another lover of this movie.
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    "Do you have a business woman's special?"
    Tons of great lines throughout. It's not overlooked in my house.
     
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    I'm not much for comedy, but my idea of a great girl comedy movie night has always been:
    1. Clueless
    2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (with the Donald, Pee Wee)
    3. Romy and Michelle's
    Too bad I'm way old for pajama parties . . .
     
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    I love this film. Beautiful funny women are so attractive.
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