The Movie Review Guy Best Movies for 2013
Dec 31, 2013
The Top 80 movies from the 1980's in 80 Days (DAY 35):
46. “Heathers” (1988)
A girl who half-heartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics.
Shannen Doherty—Heather (Duke)
Lisanne Falk—Heather (McNamara)
Kim Walker—Heather (Chandler)
Facts about the this movie:
*Opening Weekend: $177,247 (USA) (35 Screen)
*Originally the book that suicidal students supposedly underline “meaningful” passes from was “The Catcher in the Rye.” The producers could not get clearance to use this book and so it was changed to “Moby Dick” instead.
*It was filmed in 32 days.
*The radio call-in show “Hot Probs” in film is a version of the now national famous KROQ radio show “Lovelines”.
*The the role of Heather (McNamara), the cheerleader was originally offered to 17 year old actress Heather Graham. Heather’s parents decided against letting her do the role because of the dark subject matter.
* The role of Veronica was intended for Jennifer Connelly who turned it down.
*Brad Pitt auditioned for the role of J.D., but was rejected because he was considered “To Nice” for the part.
*The film’s first scene was actually the last one to be shot. By that time, Lisanne Falk had cut her hair and she had to wear a wig.
*Justine Bateman was considered for the lead role.
*The close-ups of Veronica’s legs was filmed with a body double.
*Christian Slater has stated that his performance was heavily inspired by Jack Nicholson.
Why I Picked this movie #46:
1.A movie that was a head of time, by the subject matter.
2. Awesome dark comedy
3. Good cast.
4. Great dialog.
5. Great casting.
6. Great story.
7. A great about high school and clicks that they had.
8. Has some great moments
9. Great script
10. Some awesome imagery
11. It will make you question, if you should be laugh…
12. A great twisted comedy
First time seeing it:
I was it on VHS.