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Tina Fey from Tina Fey wrote and appears in this comedy about the alternately funny and terrifying pecking order among teenage girls. Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) is a 15-year-old girl who has spent most of her life in Africa, where she was home-schooled by her zoologist parents. When her family relocates to the United States, Cady finds herself attending a high school in suburban Illinois, where she gets a crash course in the various sub-strata of the student body: the jocks, the cheerleaders, the stoners, the "cool" kids, and so on. Much to her surprise, Cady finds herself embraced by a clique of rich and popular girls known to outsiders as "the Plastics," led by Regina George (Rachel McAdams), Gretchen Weiners (Lacey Chabert), and Karen Smith (Amanda Seyfried). While Cady is grateful for her new friends, it doesn't take long for her to realize how manipulative they can be, and she soon discovers she's violated an unwritten law when she goes out on a date with Aaron (Jonathan Bennett), who is charming, good looking...and Regina's former boyfriend. It isn't long before Regina and her pals are on the warpath, and Cady must face a level of vengeful behavior for which years in the jungle never prepared her. Joining Tina Fey in the supporting cast are fellow Jonathan Bennett players Amy Poehler, Ana Gasteyer, and Tim Meadows. The screenplay for Mean Girls was based in part on Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and Other Realities of Adolescence, a book by professional youth counselor Rosalind Wiseman. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 30, 2004


Awarded by
Broadcast Film Critics Association Lindsay Lohan Best Young Actress 2004 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Tina Fey Best Adapted Screenplay 2004 Nominee


Lindsay Lohan
as Cady Heron
Rachel McAdams
as Regina George
Tina Fey
as Ms. Norbury
Tim Meadows
as Mr. Duvall
Amy Poehler
as Mrs. George
Ana Gasteyer
as Betsy Heron
Lacey Chabert
as Gretchen Weiners
Lizzy Caplan
as Janis Ian
Daniel Franzese
as Damian
Neil Flynn
as Chip Heron
Jonathan Bennett
as Aaron
Amanda Seyfried
as Karen Smith
Nicole Crimi
as Kylie George
Wai Choy
as Tim Pak
Olympia Lukis
as Jessica Lopez
Jonathan Malen
as Peter Haldi
Stefanie Drummond
as Bethany
Wai Choy
as Tim Pak
Jonathan Malen
as Peter Haldi
Olympia Lukis
as Jessica Lopez
Nicole Crimi
as Kylie George


Lorne Michaels
Rosalind Wiseman
Book Author
Tina Fey
Daryn Okada
Rolfe Kent
Composer (Music Score)
Wendy Greene Bricmont
Cary White
Production Designer
Brandt Gordon
Art Director
Louise Rosner
Jennifer Guinier
Associate Producer
Louise Rosner
Executive Producer
Jill Sobel Messick
Executive Producer
Mary Jane Fort
Costume Designer
Patricia Cuccia
Set Decorator
Bruce Carwardine
Sound/Sound Designer
Robin D. Cook
Marci Liroff
Susan Shopmaker