Editor Troy Takaki uses lots of wipes and dreamy fade ins and outs for this teen dark comedy. The tone of this film is rather gruesome but the classic slow-mo hallway walk montage for the It Girls who rule the school are hilarious & serves as inspiration to 2004's Mean Girls and countless other high school dramedys. There's also the classic makeover montage that turns the unfortunate dork into a beautiful It Girl.
One of the would-be classics of late-90s American high school genre hybrids that proves the necessity of better directors in Hollywood. All the ingredients are here, but no organizing sensibility was present on set to make them vibrate. (The script could use a bit more intelligence as well.)
A mean-spitted, ugly movie that was a terrible influence on young girls in the 90s - such as my sister and her friends. Odd how this R-rated satire could only be intended or appreciated by younger audiences. Visually, Amy Vincent kills the movie and creates a candy-coated sugar loaded splendid visual that elevates the entire film. Sadly, beyond the technical aspects, there is very little to admire about this junk.
A film I know every word to. Another I watched day after day until my brain fried back in the wonderful year of 2013. I sometimes question who I was before I saw this film... I like to think it helped craft my weird and wonderful personality. I will definitely be showing this to my children from birth.