Heathers (1988)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

USA, 1988.  New World Pictures, Cinemarque Entertainment.  Screenplay by .Cinematography by .Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Cult favourite that still manages to delight all ages, and also provides  with a devoted little following of her own. She plays an earnest high school student who hangs around with the three most popular girls in high school, each of whom is beautiful and named Heather. When Ryder meets bad boy , he leads her down a path of unrighteousness that inspires her to take out her revenge on all three girls who seem like her friends but are really her oppressors. Initially planning on hurting them, she is surprised to discover that Slater’s interference has turned her actions into murder disguised as teen suicide. Screenwriter Daniel Waters has written a terrific comedy of the blackest sort, one that does a hilarious send-up of the media’s late-eighties obsession with teen suicide. The performances are all deliciously droll and the direction superb.

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