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Mean Girls Predicted the Future!

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Sad but true

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn D.

well, now i just feel sad.

but if RDJ can do it, Lindsay can too. Someone needs to call Tina Fey or Jane Fonda.

Or Sassy Gay Friend.

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDerreck

Yeah, sad but true.

Who would have thought that ten years ago, the mean girl most likely to still be working in twenty years would be Amanda Seyfried?

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

Side-note, but who would've thought Amanda Seyfried would've had such a great career post Mean Girls? I would've put my money on Rachel McAdams. Rachel was super-hot, thisclose to A-list and then for some odd reason, took a big break. I mean, she's still in pretty good standing, but she really could've hit the big-time.

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDerreck

ha! John T got to it before i did!

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDerreck

Oof, so true. I don't want to put Lindsay in the RDJ camp anymore, she really needs to work on her craft. She can't just keep relying on her charisma and the fact that people have fond memories of Freaky Friday or Mean Girls.

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBia

I'm grateful for Liz & Dick. It's a gift. "I'M BORED! I'M SO BORED!" Good times.

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSad man

Lindsay was never that great of an actress to begin with, so I don't know why people continue to act as if she was some child prodigy. She was barely a child star. Certainly no Shirley Temple nor Dakota Fanning. Lindsay was like in 2 movies as a kid, not a child star if you ask me. So I wish media would stop with the nonsense.

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

In retrospect, it does seem like Lindsay benefited early on from her two collaborations with Mark Waters. Both showed such early promise with Freaky Friday and Mean Girls, but neither has done anything especially noteworthy otherwise. Must have been a match made in heaven, and people thought Lindsay was the real deal. Guess not. Yikes.

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

Speaking of that movie, could we perhaps get a slight improvement in the roles available for Lacey Chabert?

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSean C.

Melissa -- i dont wanna depress myself and dwell on it but she was pretty damn great in three movies (Parent Trap, Mean Girls, Freaky Friday) to me that qualifies someone as talented. Unfortunately it does not insure against self-immolation.

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNathaniel R

Oh Nathaniel, I still remember fondly what you wrote about Lilo in your Actress of the Aughts page.

Sad to see this precocious movie star take the high road.
We keep hoping she improves, but she never does. Sad.

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJorge Rodrigues

I liked her performances in Prairie Home and Georgia Rule as well, but I do think it's over. She lost it and I don't think she has the ambition to get back there.

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBia

Sorry Nat, saw all three, but she was charming not great imho. She was even overshadowed by McAdams in Mean Girls. What annoys me is people labeling her as a child star. I'm sorry, but starring in one movie when she was 12 and 3 others when she was a teenager is not a child STAR. To me a child star is someone like Dakota Fanning or Shirley Temple.

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Amazingly she has three films in the pipeline on IMDB, so there is still hope yet (ok one of them stars Rob Schneider and another is a Scary Movie sequel but STILL). The Canyons looks ridiculous but it might surprise.

November 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrami (ramification)

I agree with the previous comments that she was never great to begin with, and she never matched or came close to the brilliance of Robert Downey Jr. ( sadly I hate the current cash cow RDJ) . But, I give much credit to Lindsay's breakout performance in the " Parent Trap" remake. She pulled-off a credible British accent, seamlessly handled the comedy and drama of the film, and she made me believe there were actual twins portraying both sisters. Unfortunately, Lohan hasn't impressed me since that flick.

November 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterphil

So true! I don't think there is a real live person more in need of Sassy Gay Friend than LiLo.

And yeah, Amanda Seyfried. Who knew!

November 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdenny

Lacey Chabert has a new TV holiday movie premiering soon: "Matchmaker Santa" ( I did like her previous Hallmark Channel film "Elevator Girl."

November 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge P.

ill always root for her comeback, and im not even that much of a fan! i know she has talent she just needs to work on her choices.

November 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpoppy

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