The 1980’s were such a strange time. They had big hair, weird fetishes for hairspray, scrunchies, and obsessions for Rob Lowe. Nothing says this more than the movies that came out during this time. This was probably going to be an unpopular opinion movie review because this movie got so hyped up and it ended up leaving me going “is that it?” It’s time that talk about the movie “Heathers.”
Fuck me gently with a chainsaw
“Heathers” was released in 1989, 1988 internationally, and is a black comedy movie. For those that aren’t aware of what a black comedy movie is, it’s just a movie with dark humor. It makes fun of taboo issues. The movie actually has a pretty decent cast of people that would be heavily featured in the 1990s. Shannen Doherty from “Beverly Hills, 90210,” Winona Ryder from a security tape from Saks Fifth Ave., and Christian Salter from “Interview with the Vampire.” It was directed by Michael Lehmann. He really didn’t do anything major.
The movie follows a high school clique, named Heathers. 3 of the members are named Heather. The main character of the movie is a girl named Veronica who begins to question whether or not being popular is worth it. She meets the broody and rebellious new boy at school who shows her a different more dangerous way of life. Once Veronica realizes what the new boy in town is up to, she quickly tries to stop it without ruining the flow of the queen bee.
For me, I think that this move was a tad bit overhyped. It was hyped up like “Mean Girls.” I thought the movie wasn’t bad. In fact, there it’s rather funny in parts with the dark humor. Like it’s fucked up humor. One scene is a girl fake hanging herself and her mother walks in. The girl then reveals that she’s fine just by making a typical teenage girl lines. It’s that kind of humor The movie wasn’t what I expected it to be. I knew it was going to be fucked up but not that fucked up.
The acting in the movie is okay. It’s your typical late 80s/early 90s teen movie. It’s nothing to write home about but it did add to the over the top nature. I can honestly see why people literally love this movie and it has a cult following. It was ahead of its time. If it was made near this time period, then it would have been made differently and probably more successful.
“Heathers” wasn’t a bad movie. Looking back, I enjoyed it more than I originally thought I did. It’s iconically over the top. Like there are moments in the movie where I just look and go “what the actual fuck?” I do recommend watching it and making an opinion for yourself. Personally, I probably wouldn’t watch it again or go out of my way to watch it. I can also see why it’s a successful musical.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
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