Parents' Guide to

Mean Girls

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Mature but often hilarious teen comedy.

Movie PG-13 2004 95 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 74 parent reviews

age 10+

WOW!! so fetch.

ok, so there is some language. for example, bitch, slut, ho, and regina said mother- and spit out a candy bar. so, it was clearly implied. there is also some sexy stuff, like making out, janis says "jugs" which obviusly means boobs. now this is not that bad, but regina says "will you tell him his hair looks sexy pushed back?" which is actually not bad at all now that I think about it. LOL! your welcome! :)

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
4 people found this helpful.
age 16+
3 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (74):
Kids say (552):

There's much that's fresh and sharp in this movie. And while Mean Girls has an uncertain hold on its plot and ends up pulling some of its punches and throwing in teen comedy clichés we have seen before, it's still enjoyable and thought-provoking for teens.

Screenwriter Tina Fey, who appears as a sympathetic teacher, has a good sense of how girls like Regina operate to establish their domination, appearing to be sweet and supportive but in reality being competitive, duplicitous, and manipulative, and always surrounding themselves with people who will add to their power and not challenge them. And Fey's superb sense of comedy gives the script some biting humor. Her Saturday Night Live colleagues lend support to the cast, with Tim Meadows as the school principal, Ana Gasteyer as Cady's mother, and Amy Poehler superb as Regina's mother, who insists, "I'm not like a regular mom; I'm a cool mom!"

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