#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A regular girl, Veronica, tries to survive the social jungle of high school by sticking with the three most popular girls at school who are all called Heather. As she meets a sociopath named JD, her life spirals into a continuous cycle of hate, unintentional murder and indifference, as she exacts revenge on her enemies, also known as her best friends.
Plot: A girl who halfheartedly 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: by killing the popular kids.
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You’re probably not supposed to laugh at mass murder, but it’s hard not to when it’s this much fun
This deserving cult classic is still as crisp and contemporary 20 years later as it was when it came out (actually, I can only guess how much impact it had upon its release; I was only 10 at the time and probably wouldn’t have understood the high school dichotomy even if I had seen the film then). The blood-black humor is still as biting and sharp as ever, and the best lines still induce morbid laughter (“I love my dead gay son” is a personal favorite). And a top-notch cast of 80’s actors who really deserved to end up doing more with their careers (except the ones who actually DID do more, most of whom should have stopped right here) carried this material with such grace, the film really hasn’t aged at all.
There is a timeless feel to Heathers, and it’s something that definitely struck me watching this film today. Here’s the confession: I am writing this review after watching Heathers for the first time. Of course, I had heard about this film for years, but somehow it stayed out of my DVD library until just recently. After finally taking in this much lauded classic, I’m sorry I waited so long.
But, perhaps approaching this film with today’s eyes lends a useful gauge of its true effectiveness. After all, I watched the film simply to watch it, and I had no historical or sentimental ties to it to cloud my judgment of exactly how much I enjoyed it. The fact that Heathers is so great, despite the fact that it came out of an era during which high school films were made in a very specific mode, thus have mostly aged very poorly, speaks volumes about its quality.
Let me explain… Picture teen films made in the 90’s during that dark period where pagers, not cell phones, were the apex of communications. Of course, all the hip kids at the time would have a pager, so naturally, references to this ultra-modern form of technology would enter into the plot, or at least the peripheral. Someone watching a film from this period today would immediately notice this antiquated device, and the film would then date itself. Heathers has no such attachments to its era, and in fact, it looks very little like any high school film made in the 80’s (or ever, actually). The use of almost no music in the film adds to this mystique, and since there’s no Simple Minds song guiding the action, we can’t quite place the Heathers’ link to popular culture there. Ditto with the fashion, which, aside from some pretty intense hair-dos, doesn’t place our characters into any historical context. The teens in this film don’t strut around in legwarmers or Member’s Only jackets, and even if they did, this would have an ironic coolness about it in today’s retro culture.
I only point this out to demonstrate that Heathers seemed to have much more on its mind than entertaining teens for a couple of hours. It takes significant forethought to omit anything that places significance on the time and place the story unfolds and focus all of the elements on the darkly delightful story instead. Heathers wouldn’t work nearly as well, or apply so encompassingly, if it tied itself to a singular post of time. One of the reasons the film holds up so well today is that it looks like it could have very well been made today. This fact makes the rumors I’ve heard of a remake in the works one of the worst ideas of all time… and that’s really saying a lot considering how many classic films have been tainted by a wretched modern make-over/cash-in (oh, that’s right… we’re supposed to call them “re-imaginings”).
You can easily find the plot and any other pertinent information on the very listing you browsed to come to this review, and certainly Heathers is a film that has been discussed so much that I won’t be able to add any significant perspective to it. Rest assured, I won’t try.
I’m only here to say that I finally watched Heathers, and found it deserving off all the hype that I’ve encountered in the decades this film has existed. The satire is cutting and brilliant and the themes are universal, and will remain universal as long as there are millions of insecure teenagers on this planet vying for the ever-present enigma of “acceptance”. Hell, most adults are still searching for that themselves, which would sort of make Heathers a film that grows up with you. That’s no simple feat, and the very fact that 20 year-old jokes about mass murder are still funny today says as much about humanity as the film does about the dynamics of popularity.
I’ll admit I arrived to the party late, but I can assure you this: it won’t take another 20 years for me to watch this again.
The definition of satire on film
I first saw “Heathers” when it was first released in 1989 and to this day I remember most of the lines and scenes which cause me to laugh at all the wrong times.
I went to see the film because the hot actor of the time was Winona Ryder and I was in love with her after seeing her in “Lucas” and “Beetlejuice” and “1969”. In each movie she played a version of a Goth chick – very smart, very pretty, but with a monotone delivery and moody attitude.
I also wanted to catch Christian Slater. I remembered him from his role as Binx in “The Legend of Billie Jean” and in the film “Tucker: The Man and His Dream”
“Heathers” is great satire of teen life back in the 1980’s. It picks apart every teen angst and cliche and spins it in a goofy plot of rebellion and revenge gone amuck.
Ryder, playing Veronica, is on the fringe of the popular clic run by 3 girls names Heather. Each Heather is abusive, dumb, and pretty. For any teen who wanted to fit in the popular crowd but couldn’t make it completely will identify with Veronica.
She meets a new student, J.D., played by Slater who is the complete opposite of the popular crowd. He wants nothing to do with them or the school. Veronica finds this interesting and soon she falls under the expert manipulation of J.D. Due to what starts as an accidental death, the two start a chain of events that looks like a teen suicide epidemic that was the common fear of adults back then.
Slater steals the movie from Ryder with his sly Jack Nicholson line delivery and James Dean attitude. Ryder is good but she can’t stop Slater from chewing up the scenes.
The adults in the movie are classic clueless parental units that teen movies seem to always need. The best one is the guidance counselor that says “Whether or not a teenager decides to kill themselves is the biggest decision of their life. ”
Watching this movie I kept saying to myself “They just did not do that?” or “They just did not say that?” I never laughed so hard in my life at that time.
A special treat was the Heather played by Shannen Doherty. Besides Ryder and Slater, she was the only other actor that I knew (except for Patrick Labyorteaux, who played the jock “Ram” who can now be seen on JAG as Ens. Roberts). Before Heathers, Shannen had played good girl roles and had just ended a series called “Our House” where she wanted to become a pilot. Her role became more interesting after finding out she turned out like her “Heather” character in real life.
The only thing that bothers me about this film today is that it could never be made today. The suicide epidemics (that still happen from time to time) has been replaced by killing one’s classmates at school. I just don’t think the studios would have the guts to film a satire like “Heathers” today.
As a side note: I read some of the previous comments from users who have only seen this movie on TV. All I can say is see the uncut version either on a movie channel or rent the DVD. The language and satire will only work in its uncensored format.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime
Director Michael Lehmann
Writer Daniel Waters
Actors Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk
Awards 3 wins & 11 nominations.
Production Company New World Pictures
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL4, Zeiss Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 2,812 m (Finland), 2,824 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 125T 5247, 250D 5297, Fuji AX 500T 8514)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm