Saturday, February 25, 2017
Mike W: #100 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (David Mirkin)
When i was in my late teens we started receiving bags of movies from the neighbors down the street who owned a video store. At first glance at the box art for this movie i was convinced this was something i did not want to watch. I did not like Lisa Kudrow (was not a fan of friends) and I only knew of Mira Sorvino because she was attractive (i had no opinion other than that). On a rainy weekend afternoon I had exhausted all other options in the bag and decided to put Romy and Michele on while i was fiddling around with my 4-track. Possibly messing with the "Murgolian Scallions" album. Maybe 15 minutes in i was hooked. I can't pinpoint why. I dont WANT to know why. Something about the humor made me laugh. I wound up watching it twice that day and rewound the dance number multiple times each watch. Over the years I've watched many more times and I am always delighted. I still dislike Lisa Kudrow and I still dont really care about Mira Sorvino. But i love this movie.