Happy 25th birthday this very day to the daring, hilarious, and utterly classic Heathers (1989). It's one of the greatest high school movies of all time and the most shamelessly ripped off. (See also: Mean Girls, classic in its own right don't get me wrong but the debt it owes cannot be overstated. It's "very". My guess is Tina Fey (who was 18 when it came out) must've watched it a million times.
Growing up this was the bit my friends and I quoted all the f***ing time.
Heather: You stupid fuck
Veronica: You goddamn bitch
Heather: You were nothing before you met me. You were playing Barbies with Betty Finn. You were a bluebird. You were a brownie. You were a girl scout cookie.
I got you into a Remington party. What's my thanks? It's on the hallway carpet. I got paid in puke.
Veronica: Lick it up, baby. Lick it up.
[Great Moments in Screen Bitchery #9, Winona Ryder in Heathers]
While we're on the topic of Heathers, I'll report on the new Off Broadway musical tonight but I have two questions for you in the comments.
1. What lines have you quoted most often?
2. Which Oscar nominations do you think it was robbed of (since Oscar don't touch high school comedies). I am very serious when I say I would have nominated it for three that year: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actress. But 1989 is one of the years where Oscar and I have been least sympatico - none of the Best Picture nominees even made my top ten list. (If you're curious to know my top tens from years past there's a pull down menu up at the top of the blog)