Mean Girls: A Grool Musical Update of the Teen Classic

The remake of *Mean Girls* seemed as unlikely as making “fetch” happen, but Tina Fey’s fresh screenplay, based on her Broadway book and the 2004 movie script, breathes new life into the iconic teen comedy.
 Plot Overview
The story follows Cady Heron as she navigates the treacherous world of high school cliques, gossip, and stolen boyfriends. With her friends Janis and Damian, Cady plots to take down Regina George and the Plastics, but finds herself drawn into their world instead.
 Updates for a New Generation
Fey updates the script for today’s teens, eliminating some of the original film’s more problematic aspects while integrating modern elements like social media seamlessly into the plot. Directors Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr. establish a modern point of view from the film’s opening moments, framing the story through the lens of contemporary technology.
 A Musical Experience
Despite efforts to hide it, *Mean Girls* is very much a musical, with a score by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin. While the music is middling, standout numbers like “Revenge Party” and a clear visual language make the film a delight for audiences.
 The Cast Shines
While some characters may not match their predecessors, standout performances from Reneé Rapp as Regina George and Auli’i Cravalho as Janis elevate the film. Rapp’s bold portrayal of Regina and Cravalho’s powerhouse vocals make them the true stars of the movie.
*Mean Girls* may not have needed another film adaptation, but this musical update proves to be a grool delight. With fresh talent and modern twists, it’s a fun ride for fans old and new.

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