Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (Touchstone Movie)

“Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion” is a comedy film released in 1997, directed by David Mirkin. The movie stars Mira Sorvino as Romy White and Lisa Kudrow as Michele Weinberger, two best friends living in Los Angeles.

The story follows Romy and Michele, who have been inseparable since high school. Despite their close bond, they haven’t achieved the success they hoped for in their adult lives. When they receive an invitation to their high school’s ten-year reunion, they become determined to reinvent themselves and show off their newfound success.

However, the reality is that they are still struggling and haven’t achieved their desired accomplishments. Fearing judgment from their former classmates, they decide to pretend they’ve become successful businesswomen who invented Post-it notes.

As the film unfolds, Romy and Michele’s attempts to impress their old classmates lead to a series of comedic misadventures and humorous encounters. Along the way, they confront the high school dynamics that continue to affect their self-esteem and self-worth.

The film highlights the enduring friendship between Romy and Michele, celebrating their unwavering support for each other and the power of female friendships. It also explores themes of self-acceptance, the pressure to conform to societal expectations, and the value of being true to oneself.

Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow deliver delightful and funny performances, capturing the charm and quirkiness of their characters. Janeane Garofalo, Alan Cumming, and Camryn Manheim also add to the film’s humor and heart as fellow reunion attendees.

“Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion” received mixed reviews from critics upon its release, but it has since become a cult classic and a touchstone for fans of feel-good comedies. The film’s celebration of individuality, quirky humor, and heartwarming friendship has resonated with audiences over the years, making it a beloved favorite among those seeking a lighthearted and enjoyable comedy experience.



Additional Details

Cast

  • Mira Sorvino: Romy White
  • Lisa Kudrow: Michele Weinberger
  • Janeane Garofalo: Heather Mooney
  • Camryn Manheim: Toby Walters
  • Alan Cumming: Sandy Frink
  • Julia Campbell: Christie Masters
  • Mia Cottet: Cheryl Quick
  • Kristin Bauer: Kelly Possenger
  • Elaine Hendrix: Lisa Luder
  • Vincent Ventresca: Billy Christianson
  • Justin Theroux: Clarence the Cowboy
  • Jacob Vargas: Ramon
  • Rick Pasqualone: Mark
  • Tate Taylor: Casey

Crew

  • Director: David Mirkin
  • Producer: Laurence Mark
  • Screenplay: Robin Schiff

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