Mean Girls 2
|Mean Girls 2|
|Distributed by||Paramount Famous
|Directed by||Melanie Mayron|
|Produced by||George Engel|
|Written by||Allison Schroeder
|Starring||Meaghan Jette Martin
|Original channel||ABC Family|
|Running time||96 minutes|
Mean Girls 2 is a 2011 American teen comedy television film directed by Melanie Mayron. It is a stand-alone sequel/spin-off to the 2004 film, Mean Girls. The film was released on January 23, 2011 by ABC Family with a DVD release set for February 1, 2011. The film stars Meaghan Jette Martin and features as cast of Jennifer Stone, Maiara Walsh, Nicole Anderson, and Claire Holt. Tim Meadows is the only cast member to return from the original 2004 film.
Tomboy Johanna Mitchell is an 18-year-old high school senior. On her first day at North Shore High School, she encounters a clique called "The Plastics", which is composed of the self-proclaimed leader Mandi Weatherly; the ditzy girl with the raging libido, Chastity Meyer; and the hypochondriac Hope Plotkin. Jo also meets Abby Hanover, whom Mandi perceives to be a rival. Jo develops an attraction to Tyler Adams. Despite Jo's attempts to avoid the Plastics, conflict develops between them and Abby.
Jo's father is a mechanic who rebuilds engines for NASCAR. As a result, she becomes quite a good mechanic herself and ends up taking an advanced shop class at school (where she meets Tyler). Her principal means of transportation is a Vespa motor scooter. Jo's dream is to attend Carnegie Mellon University - the alma mater of her late mother.
When Jo meets Abby's father, a successful infomercial entrepreneur, he offers to pay Jo's college tuition in exchange for remaining good friends with Abby. Jo accepts, motivated by her desire to attend university. Jo, Tyler, and Abby become close friends. Jo also learns that Tyler is Mandi's stepbrother. Mandi also escalates her war of pranks, including using artificial sweetener and coffee to ruin an engine Jo's father is rebuilding.
Jo, Abby and another outcast girl, school newspaper reporter Quinn, start a new clique called the "Anti-Plastics". They enact a series of pranks against Chastity and Hope, and Jo runs against Mandi for Homecoming Court, and their campaign threatens Tyler and Jo's relationship. Jo tries to give back the money Sidney Hanover gave her for her friendship with Abby, which Mandi overhears and uses it against her. This leads to Tyler and Abby leaving her along with the rest of her friends.
Nick and Mandi steal the homecoming court charity money. Mandi leaves an anonymous note saying the money is in Jo's shed. The money is found in there. Thanks to an unwitting betrayal by Quinn, Jo is expelled but not before she finds Mandi and challenges her to a game of flag football. Mandi at first refuses until she realises that she needs to win to remain popular so reluctantly agrees.
Tyler and the other Anti-Plastics try to help prove her innocence with the help of Elliott, a computer hacker. After beating the Plastics in a game of flag football, Mandi and Nick are arrested after images of them planting the money in Jo's shed are found by Elliot and revealed. At the school's Homecoming Dance, Abby and Elliott are elected as king and queen, thanks to Jo dropping out of the competition.
The movie ends with Jo and Abby deciding to go to Carnegie Mellon University together and Tyler going to Penn State (presumably on a soccer scholarship). Quinn then assumes the position she has long coveted - leader of the Plastics.
- Meaghan Jette Martin as Joanna "Jo" Mitchell
- Jennifer Stone as Abigail "Abby" Hanover
- Maiara Walsh as Amanda "Mandi" Weatherly
- Diego Boneta as Tyler Adams
- Nicole Anderson as Hope Plotkin
- Claire Holt as Chastity Meyer
- Bethany Anne Lind as Quinn Shinn
- Tim Meadows as Principal Ron Duvall
- Linden Ashby as Rod Mitchell
- Donn Lamkin as Sidney Hanover
- Rhoda Griffis as Ilene Hanover
- Colin Dennard as Elliott Gold
- Patrick Johnson as Nick Zimmer
- Mike Pniewski as Mr. Giamatti
- Willie Larson as May
- Juliet Kim as Ling
- Amber Wallace as Violet
|Mean Girls 2|
|Soundtrack album by Various Artists|
- "Hot n Cold" by Katy Perry
- "Wake Up Call" by Team JEM (Johnny Andrews, Elizabeth Elkins of The Swear and Michael Wilkes)
- "No Stopping" by Transcenders ft. Josef D'Star
- "Nutmeg" by Transcenders
- "Favorite Distraction" by SuperSpy
- "Days Like This" by Transcenders ft. Aimee Allen
- "Addicted" by Toby Lightman
- "Love, Love, Love" by Hope ft. Jason Mraz
- "Middle Ground" by Transcenders
- "So Big" by Iyaz
- "Middle Ground" by Transcenders ft. Tracey Amos
- "Better Than Her" by Matisse
- "Obsession" by Sky Ferreira
- "Walk of Shame" by The Like
- "Clavy" by Transcenders
- "Ground Level" by Transcenders
- "Party Plane" by Transcenders
- "The Chase" by Transcenders
- "2012 (It Ain't the End)" by Jay Sean ft. Nicki Minaj
- "Mon Cheri" by A.B. O'Neill
- "Crazy Good" by Juliana Joya
- "I Know"by Kimberly Cole
Hillary Busis of Entertainment Weekly had a negative reaction to the film, referring to it as a "thinly veiled, low-budget remake of the 2004 hit with which it shares a name." The film is not currently scored on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film was the number one television movie of the week among viewer ages 12–34 and attracted a strong female audience.
- "'Mean Girls' sequel confirmed".
- Mean Girls 2 at AllMusic
- Busis, Hillary (January 24, 2011). "'Mean Girls 2': When is a sequel not a sequel?". Popwatch.EW.com. Entertainment Weekly Inc. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
- Robert Seidman (January 25, 2011). "ABC Family's Debut of "Mean Girls 2" is TV's #1 Movie of the Week/2010-11 Season in Key Demos".