Today is a very special anniversary. One that makes me reflect on my life, wonder where time has gone and feel very nostalgic. Today of course, is the tenth anniversary of Mean Girls.
I was in grade ten when the movie came out, right smack in the middle of my four years of high school. One of my good friend’s (still one of my good friend’s) and I decided we were going to see this movie. We were known for doing really random things, seeing strange movies, going to weird events so this seemed right up our alley. We actually thought Mean Girls was going to more of a kids movie so we didn’t tell anyone in our class we were going. That didn’t matter since our entire French class was there anyways. We all wanted to see the movie, but none of us wanted to admit it. We didn’t really know most of the people in it at the time, except for Lindsay Lohan so we were all expecting a Freaky Friday type movie (great movie by the way).
Well, we watched it and we fell in love. The movie was so accurate, so clever and so funny it was hard not to fall in love with it. Not to mention, the movie is perfectly quotable. Like so many movies that did well at the time (think Anchorman, Napolean Dynamite or Borat), they all did so well because the scenes became part of your vocabulary. With Borat, I knew most of the lines before even seeing the movie. This was a time when the internet was very real but it was “pre-Facebook” (not technically, but before everyone had it), before Twitter and memes were everywhere, these quotes were our version of memes and to be honest, I still occasionally quote the movie and could probably recite it from beginning to end if I really tried. In fact, by grade twelve, we were quoting the movie so hard my friends and I used Mean Girl quotes as our grad quotes in the yearbook. If that doesn’t say something about the movie, I don’t know what could.
I couldn’t even count the number of times I’ve seen it and I’ll probably watch it again in the future. In fact, I had a girls night in and we watched the movie and some of the scenes still made us laugh out loud. I had read earlier in the year that this was the tenth anniversary, and lately have been seeing a lot of buzzfeed quizzes, memes and tweets about the anniversary so I’m glad I’m not the only one excited by it. What about you? Did Mean Girls play any role in your life?