Heathers The Movie Not The Musical

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Hello people, who may or may not like Mean Girls but in the 80’s, this review is for you. Check out my take on Heathers!

Background:

I have known Heathers the musical for several years and loved all the music (and slime tutorials of the show to Youtube) for a long time. I know pretty much all the words to all the songs. Heather Chandler and Veronica Sawyer are totally on my dream role list. I have known this movie existed but I didn’t want it to ruin the musical.

Heathers Plot:

Heathers is Mean Girls, take it back to the ’80s and add a splash of murder. Did you read a splash? I meant to say a red solo cup full of murder. The Regina George of this movie is Heather Chandler. Karen and Gretchen are akin to Heather Duke and Heather McNamara. This is where the movie differs from the musical.

Where it Differs From the Musical

In the musical, Veronica Sawyer starts off as Cady Heron who is best friends with Martha Dunnstock, the Janis Ian of the show. In the movie, Veronica is already immersed in the Heathers girl group doing classic bad teenager things like attending a party, smoke, drinking, and having sex. Another fact that was different in the movie vs the musical is that Heather Duke has an ex-BFF named Betty Finn. I kind of wished they included her in the musical, it brought a humanizing trait to Duke besides being a mean girl lackey. Anyway, the plot spices up when Veronica falls in love with Jason Dean, a new kid at school who seems to be a bit of a bad boy. But be warned young people who watch this and fall in love with him! He is not all that he seems!!

“You know, if you were happy every day of your life, you wouldn’t be a human being. You’d be a game show host.”

Heathers the movie

Things I liked:

  • I could picture where every song would go in the movie (this movie is not a musical but boy do I wish)
  • I can see where the inspiration of the outfits came from
  • In the end, Veronica comes out victorious saying she has changed but I question on whether or not she actually has changed.
  • I like stories where people confront their demons.
  • I like that Veronica feels guilt over the people she helped kill.
  • Happy ending
  • Chandler has these witty one-liners that I won’t repeat but are hilarious

Things I disliked:

  • The difference in the visuals on violence from musical to the movie was kind of jarring for me.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I give this movie an 8/10. Thank you for reading my take on “Heathers”, I appreciate it. Comment below your favorite song from the musical. If you like my content, consider subscribing to my mailing list and if you want a review on something similar, click here 

West End Because they include “I Say No”
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