Mean Girls

BBB.5 (out of 5) A fresh-faced sixteen year-old girl (Lindsay Lohan) who has spent her life home-schooled in Africa is brought back to the States and put into a public school for the first time. She immediately befriends both misfits and in-crowders, plus falls for the cutest boy in school (Jonathan Bennett) who sits right…

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Freaky Friday

BBBB (out of 5) Surprisingly terrific adaptation of the comedy that originally starred Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris. Jamie Lee Curtis plays an overworked therapist and mother who is about to get married to her boyfriend (Mark Harmon), despite the emotional objections of her difficult teenaged daughter (Lindsay Lohan). The two fight about various mother-daughter conflict…

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Head Over Heels

BB.5 (out of 5) Billed more as a romantic comedy than anything else, this one only works if you go see it to laugh with the four women playing the Greek chorus of supermodels. They help their new roommate (Monica Potter) get the guy of her dreams (Freddie Prinze Jr., whatever) whom she keeps watching…

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The House Of Yes

BB (out of 5) Strange black comedy that can never decide if it wants to be a full-on political farce or a harmless comedy.  Josh Hamilton brings new girlfriend Tori Spelling home to meet his wacky Washington family, a group of misfits who live within viewing distance of the White House. His whole clan have a screw…

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