smarter than average teen comedy, featuring Lindsay Lohan's best performance and launching the careers of several other cast members.
Lohan plays the new girl at a high school who falls under the
influence of the popular clique and eventually sabotages friendships in the process.
hugely popular movie since it's 2004 release, its success is mostly due to Tina Fey's insightful script, based on a book which didn't actually have a narrative and was more a self-help guide for
young girls. The social observation prevalent through the first half of the movie does subside towards the closure, but it's still a thoroughly enjoyable movie with far more clout than many of
the other films which set up a similar premise.
straight to video sequel followed, but didn't receive the same attention.