Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Heathers - M. Lehmann (1991)

Shoulderpads, waist belts, high hair, a débauched Christian Slater and a doll-faced Winona Ryder to identify with : Quintessential 1990s stuff!

Yet, for all its outdated-ness, the story - teenage angst, peer pressure, alienation - still holds.
It is a scathing assault on narrow-minded, smalltown America and the 'to have and have not' of coolness most adolescents can probably still relate to.

Moreover, it is hard not to connect at least the final scene (Slater attempting to blow up the packed school gymnasium) to the stunning number of recent school massacres.

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