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Heathers (1988)

Heathers (1988)

Back of the box...

“Life at Westerburg High is a rat race—where getting ahead is more important than getting along. Life here is no game. . . it’s a full-scale war for popularity. And like the saying goes, all’s fair in love and war. All’s fair, that is, until students start dying.

Westerburg’s feminine elite quartet is “The Heathers” composed of the powerful #1 Heather Chandler, the green with envy #2 Heather Duke, and the cowardly #3 Heather McNamara. Rounding out the foursome is Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder), who is so fed up with the Heathers and the entire peer pressure cooker that she starts running with J.D. (Christian Slater), a motorcycle-riding newcomer. But what begins as their noble  effort to ride Westerburg of its bad apples, ends up taking a real toll. And their teen rebellion produces a serious and mounting body count.

HEATHERS, a comedy of bad manners and post-pubescent politics, puts an intriguing new spin on teen turmoil.”

Director: Michael Lehmann
Starring: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty

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Well, fuck me gently with a chainsaw, Heathers is a good movie! (Did we use that line right?) If you haven’t seen it you’d better motor into the kitchen, grab a beer—not the liquid drano—and get on it. What, did you have a tumor for breakfast? Is Heathers full of awesomely absurd dialogue? We’d be pulling your dick if we said it wasn’t. Is it a disturbing, dark comedy? Well, it’s about two high school students—played by Winona Ryder and Christian Slater—who murder their classmates, so yeah!  The world has changed quite a bit since 1988 and Heathers probably reads a lot darker than it used to, but its hyper-stylized version of the high school elite sells the dark stuff in a comical way. You’ll find yourself wondering “how did a movie like this ever get made,” but we’re glad it did. So check it out already, what’s your damage?

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