Lindsay Lohan’s Acting Career and Review of Mean Girls
Hey everyone, Valentines Day is here again and it is awful as usual so I am just watching Mean Girls and figured I would write a general review for any non-plastics out there who have yet to see the movie. Mean Girls is a clever, smart and unmitigated look into the darker nature of both teenagers and the North American high school experience. It stars Lindsay Lohan as Cady a girl who, up until the start of the movie, was living with her zoologist parents in Africa. She comes to America into a complex and strange society of consumerism, cars, fashion, credit cards and credit card debt settlement companies – but her greatest challenge is adjusting to high school and the ritualized bullying that runs rampant between cliques and the disenfranchised.
Mean Girls at its heart is a comedy and follows the exploits of Lohans character as she does battle with the queen bee cliques and, ultimately, exposes the cruelty and ignorance of her fellow teenagers. We the viewer are given a unique perspective into this world through the eyes of a person who has spent most of her life in Africa and, thus, has never had to deal with such superficial trivialities. Even though the core of the narrative presents a tragic reality about the high school world, you never quite feel like the movie is overextending itself or preaching.
So if you are looking for a high school movie with adults in mind, then pick up Mean Girls!
Lindsay Lohan’s Career
Nowadays, Lindsay Lohan is probably known to some more for her troubles with the law than for her acting and music career. Not to mention she has a clothing line company called 6126, which is becoming harder to find in department stores. It wasn’t too long ago that Lindsay Lohan was a bankable star who had a few box office hits including Freaky Friday which earned over 160 million dollars and Mean Girls which grossed over 129 million worldwide.Confused? Here ‘s a little help .
Lindsay, who is now 25 years old,first got her professional career started as a child fashion model with Ford Modeling Agency doing print advertisements for magazine companies as well as television commercials. By the time she reached just 10 years old, she started her acting career in the soap opera Another World. From there she left to debut and star in her first Disney movie of the classic remake The Parent Trap. This film was quite a success for her professionally earning 92 million dollars worldwide. Her portrayal of the twins in this film won her a Young artist award for best performance as well as a contract with Disney to do three more films. Around 2003 is when Lindsay became a household name for her performance in Freaky Friday. She also won an award for breakthrough performance in 2004 from MTV and even recorded a song for the film. Her career seem very promising and she was viewed by some as a triple threat with the release of her album Speak in 2004 which peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Charts and went certified platinum. Her next films would include Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Mean Girls which earned her two more acting awards, Herbie Fully Loaded, and Just My Luck which was a flop commercially. Hopefully Lindsay Lohan will regain her audience and fans once again with her acting abilities.