Sunday, July 17, 2011
Rec. #160: Heathers
What: Every so often, it's good to remember that Heathers exists. We hold these truths to be eternal: Audiences root for nerds and rebels. We always worry about kids today being "kids today." Winona Ryder is the best. Christian Slater is dedicated to being Nicholson-part-deux. Truly good dialogue retains its bite. Everyone loves the question "How dark is too dark?"
Comparable to: It's the original Mean Girls.
8 representative quotes (because I could not narrow it down any further):
"Greetings and salutations... you a Heather?"
"People will look at the ashes of Westerburg and say, 'Now there's a school that self-destructed, not because society didn't care, but because the school was society.' Now that's deep."
"What is your damage, Heather?"
"I like it. It's got that what-a-cruel-world-let's-toss-ourselves-in-the-abyss type ambiance."
"She's my best friend. God, I hate her."
"Our love is God, let's go get a Slushie."
"Dear Diary, my teen-angst bullshit now has a body count."
You might not like it if: One of the potential developments of a sequel/television show/musical version actually comes to fruition and kills the original deader than a Heather.
How to get it: Oh, just buy it. It's not played on TV nearly as often as you might think.