Review by Paul Salfen
This is Paul Salfen with your KLAK Movie Minute. In theaters now is Mean Girls, the new movie musical based on the play, which is based on the hit 2004 movie starring Lindsay Lohan and written by Tina Fey. The same sort of premise here: a meek new girl from another country gets invited to sit with the popular girls in the territorial and often cruel jungle of high school and becomes popular herself and drama ensues. While it wasn’t marketed as a musical, it was a nice surprise and the stars: Anjourie Rice, Renee Rapp, and Auli’i Cravalho (Ali Carvalio) are fantastic as are the supporting cast and the fun bits with Fey, Tim Meadows, Busy Phillips, and Jon Hamm as well as a cameo from Lohan herself. Although it doesn’t quite touch the original, it has surprisingly 20 years and so much has changed since then and this version seems to fit in well with its target audience and hits the right notes for what this generation wants to see. If nothing else, it will point the younger audience members to the superior source material. That’s it for this week. Join me next week and every week for another Movie Minute right here on 97.5 KLAK, AMFM Magazine, and RECRD.