Throughout November, Netflix has been celebrating “Friendsgiving” by featuring shows and movies about dynamic duos. I was trying to figure out what (and who) I would write about and then some happy news fell into my lap in the form of a list of December additions to the Netflix streaming experience.
One title in particular caught my eye: just in time for Hanukkah and Christmas—on December 22—we’ll be able to stream 1997’s “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.”
Romy and Michele are quite the dynamic duo. Best friends since high school when they were both harassed by the popular crowd, the movie begins ten years after graduation with Romy and Michele living in Los Angeles. They find out about their ten-year high school reunion and decide to attend, making up the story that they invented “Post-It” notes so they could be more impressive to their former classmates. As one would expect, that story doesn’t end up flying very well but through it all, Romy and Michele’s friendship stays front and center and they have their own sort of triumph in the end, leading to one of the best interpretive dance scenes in movie history:
I made myself a calendar reminder for December 22nd; will you be adding “Romy and Michele” to your Netflix queue? (Say yes.)