Run time: 97 mins
In Theaters: Friday 4th September 1998
Distributed by: Miramax
Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Fresh: 8 Rotten: 4
IMDB: 6.7 / 10
Director: Sarah Kernochan
Screenwriter: Sarah Kernochan
Starring: Kirsten Dunst as Verena von Stefan, Gaby Hoffmann as Odette, Lynn Redgrave as Miss McVane, Rachael Leigh Cook as Abigail 'Abby' Sawyer, Tom Guiry as 'Frosty' Frost, Vincent Kartheiser as Snake - Flat Critter, Monica Keena as Tinka Parker, Matthew Lawrence as Dennis, Heather Matarazzo as Theresa 'Tweety' Goldberg, Merritt Wever as Maureen 'Momo' Haines
This lighthearted comedy features the Teenage Girl Class of 1998 in a silly prep school that is about to do the unthinkable: admit boys. Amidst the bulimia and the hair dye pranks, there's not much learnin' to be done so why not hatch a plan to get the boys banned for life? All this culminates in an obviously re-edited (the film has lost 20-some minutes of running time and has earned a new, meaningless title) strike with the gals taking over the school.
If.... it ain't either.
Kirsten Dunst is giddy, as usual, but Gaby Hoffmann is freakishly overgrown and scary. Pity the casting director who thought she was so cute as a pre-teen and must slap herself silly now that's she's an Amazon behemoth. Yikes!
Aka Strike! and The Hairy Bird(!)