Critic Consensus: Dark, cynical, and subversive, Heathers gently applies a chainsaw to the conventions of the high school movie -- changing the game for teen comedies to follow.
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as Veronica Sawyer
as Heather Chandler
as Pauline Fleming
as Fr. Ripper
as Kurt Kelly
as Peter Dawson
as Martha `Dumptruck' Dunnstock
as Heather Duke
as Heather McNamara
as Country Club Keith
as Country Club Courtney
as Fat Cynic
as 1st Heavy Metaller in Parking Lot
as 2nd Heavy Metaller in Parking Lot
as Female Stoner
as Veronica's Mom
as Veronica's Dad
as Principal Gowan
as Counselor Paul Hyde
as Nerd in Pauline's Class
as Big Bud Dean
as Officer McCord
as Officer Milner
as Kurt's Dad
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Critic Reviews for Heathers
Still shocking after 30 years... this definitive blast of teenage nihilism is strong medicine indeed.
If there's a weakness of motivation in Heathers, it may be because the whole film is rather dream-like, a product of Veronica's fevered writing and imaginings, with a consequent chaos and interchangeability of roles.
Heathers really is odd, like a mix of something by Stephen King and Bret Easton Ellis...
'Heathers' still pulses with the visceral thrill of getting away with something - both on- and off-screen.
Heathers locates the emotional totalitarianism lurking in a prom queen's heart.
Audience Reviews for Heathers
A cynical and intelligent satire that deserves credit for its deliciously witty dialogue, great performances and a clever game of colors that contrasts blue and red, even if the film is a bit tonally dissonant when it becomes too serious and dark in its third act.
Best friends, social trends and occasional murder. Good 80's movie! From the iconic opening sequence to the explosive ending, every scene is darkly comic and dripping with irony. It almost looks over-rehearsed as nearly every actor's performance is flawless. Ryder in particular shines with her angst-ridden 'Dear Diary' entries, and Slater I don't believe has ever again encapsulated such a perfect role in his career to date. The humour is dark and the plot unbelievable at times, but this only adds to the surreal atmosphere and unforgettable lines. A sexy cast, a great script and director Michael Lehmann's vision makes this a must-see film. 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.
It's dark, but well made. I couldn't take my eyes off of Winona Ryder who gives a bravura performance. The film has its charm, despite its violence.
|Veronica Sawyer:||Betty Finn was a true friend, and I traded her out for a bunch of swatch-dogs and diet-cokeheads.|
|J.D.:||Our love is God.|
|Heather Chandler:||Fuck me gently with a chainsaw, do I look like Mother Teresa?|
|Veronica's Dad:||I don't patronize bunny rabbits|