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3,403 Ratings


Directed by Michael Lehmann
United States, 1988


A morbid comedy and predecessor to the also bitingly satirical Mean Girls. Veronica Sawyer is so appalled by the snobbish behavior of her clique that she joins her rebellious boyfriend, J.D in a plot to murder them and disguise the deaths as suicides.

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Heathers Directed by Michael Lehmann

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

1990 | Winner: Best First Feature

1990 | 2 nominations including: Best Female Lead

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

1990 | 3 nominations including: Best Actress

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

1990 | Winner: Best Motion Picture

Critics reviews

Michael Lehmann’s impressive directorial debut toys lightly, jokingly, with the possibility of turning into a western: a Leone-like harmonica signals the appearances of the enigmatic Jason Dean (Christian Slater), and Veronica (Winona Ryder) announces her final triumph over the Heathers with the line, “There’s a new sheriff in town”.
December 01, 1989
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