Heathers

HEATHERS (18)
D: Michael Lehmann
New World/Cinemarque (Denise di Novi)
US 1989
102 mins
 
Comedy/Crime
 
W: Daniel Waters
DP: Francis Kenny
Ed: Norman Hollyn
Mus: David Newman
PD: Jon Hutman
 
Winona Ryder (Veronica Sawyer), Christian Slater (J.D.), Shannon Doherty (Heather Duke), Lisanne Falk (Heather McNamara), Kim Walker (Heather Chandler)
 
Christian Slater gives a deliciously wicked Jack Nicholson impression as a high school bad boy who hooks up with Winona Ryder as they grease the popular kids and break up all the power-hungry cliques.
This offbeat black comedy gained a cult reputation and made big stars out of the two leads, but hasn't really dated very well. Teenagers watching now probably won't appreciate it as much as teens in the late 80's and those who enjoyed it in their youth will most likely struggle to remember what was so good about it.
5/10

The cast of Heathers
The cast of Heathers