The real problem is that they are too good-looking. The characters of Romy and Michele are actually minor ones from Robin Schiff's hit play, "Ladies' Room." In it they were "ordinary-looking girls who really thought they were hot disco babes." But they _are_ hot! Even the humiliation of wearing a back brace doesn't make Lisa look bad! Returning to school with a half-baked plan for appearing successful, they fall into all the predictable plot twists: nerd makes millions, and the gorgeous guy is an alcoholic jerk.
Then there is Janeane Garofalo, who could have saved the movie if
she had more screen time. Cynical, chain-smoking and foul-mouthed,
she is a breath of intelligent smoke. She knows the truth about Romy
and Michele. And in the end we do too. They are lucky to have found
each other; no one else could tolerate such stupidity. Rated R.
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