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Where to stream the Mean Girls reboot in the UK

Original movie co-writer Tina Fey gives her story a musical twist

Bebe Wood, Renee Rapp and Avantika sit in a lunchroom in a scene from Mean Girls
Bebe Wood, Renee Rapp and Avantika lead the cast of Mean Girls. (Paramount Pictures).

From the screen to the stage and back to the screen again, the Mean Girls remake sees Cady Heron once again go up against the pink and pristine ‘Plastics’ – this time with a few fetch musical numbers thrown in for good measure.

The new film takes its cues from the 2017 stage musical of the same name which itself was based on the 2004 Mean Girls movie that was inspired by Rosalind Wiseman’s novel Queen Bees and Wannabees and adapted by 30 Rock’s Tina Fey.

Featuring a whole new cast plus a few familiar faces, the Mean Girls movie musical promises to give this much-loved story of high-school popularity politics a modern makeover with some catchy numbers and a more diverse cast.

But else do we know about it? Read on for all the key details you need.

Where can I stream the Mean Girls reboot?

Jaquel Spivey, Angourie Rice and Auli'i Cravalho gaze through a bush in a scene from Mean Girls
The film is available to stream in the UK now. (Paramount Pictures)

Mean Girls is available to stream in the UK now. You can buy and rent the film from Prime Video, Apple TV and Sky Store. It will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday, 29 April.

The film, which landed in cinemas in January, is directed by filmmaking duo Arturo Perez Jr. and Samantha Jayne. The music is by Jeff Richmond, who also composed the songs featured in the story’s popular stage adaptation.

What are the reviews like?

Ashley Park stands in a classroom in a scene from Mean Girls
The big-screen adaptation of the 2017 musical has received mixed reviews. (Paramount)

Reviews for 2024’s Mean Girls reboot are in and so far, they appear to be a bit of a mixed bag.

Read The Independent’s write up and you’ll see their critic commenting on the movie’s tagline of “This isn’t your mother’s Mean Girls” by saying: “This is exactly your mother’s Mean Girls – just repackaged with a bunch of TikTok cameos and some of Fey’s B-tier jokes.”

However, over on Digital Spy you’ll find a more positive critique, with their reviewer calling the film more of a “companion piece than a remake,” adding: “it still remembers to please the original fans and doesn’t make us feel (too) old.”

Variety was equally positive, suggesting this musical movie “sticks close to the spirit and to the letter of the movie that updated and mythologized the culture of gossip and backstabbing for a new generation.”

Read more reviews below:

Yahoo Movies UK: Musical take on comedy classic is a surprising hit (4-min read)

The Independent: An unsatisfying, culturally irrelevant musical rehash of a teen classic (3-min read)

Digital Spy: Mean Girls is a smart and funny update of the iconic movie (4-min read)

The Guardian: High-school sadism comedy as sugar-rush movie musical (3-min read)

Variety: 20 Years Later, a Lively Musical Remake Still Has Something to Say (6-min read)

Is there a trailer for the Mean Girls reboot?

The first trailer for Mean Girls: The Musical made its way online in November 2023. In it, we got our first glimpse at this re-imagined Mean Girls world, including a brand new Cady Heron and Regina George.

We also got a taste of some key scenes and moments that will no doubt be familiar to fans of Fey’s 2004 original, including the appearance of Cady’s Burn Book, her awkward choice of Halloween costume and a festive-themed final dance number.

A second teaser for the film arrived a few weeks later and this time focused largely on Regina George. Watch it below:

What is the plot of Mean Girls reboot?

Christopher Briney and Angourie Rice in a classroom in a scene from Mean Girls
The Summer I Turned Pretty star Christopher Briney plays Aaron Samuels. (Paramount)

Songs aside, the plot of 2024’s Mean Girls sticks closely to the plot of both its stage sibling and 2004’s original movie. It introduces us to Cady Heron, a slightly awkward teenager who embarks on a new life of North Shore High School after years of homeschooling and travel.

After a bumpy few days, Cady quickly gets adopted by a popular clique known as the ‘Plastics’, much to the dismay of her new misfit pals Janis and Damien.

On Wednesdays they wear pink but they specialise in being mean pretty much every day of the week. When Cady accidentally gets on the wrong side of the Queen of the ‘Plastics’, Regina George, the pair engage in all-out high school warfare where any nasty tactic suddenly becomes open game.

Together with Janis and Damien, the trio try to take down the ‘Plastics’ once and for all, while surviving the ever-changing social politics and unfair hierarchies of everyday high school life.

Who is in the cast of the Mean Girls remake?

Jon Hamm sits with his feet up on his classroom desk in a scene from Mean Girls
Mad Men actor Jon Hamm takes on the role of Coach Carr. (Paramount)

The Nice Guys star Angourie Rice inherits the role of Cady Heron from Lindsay Lohan, with Mean Girls: The Musical star Reneé Rapp reprising her stage role as Regina George, a role first played by Rachel McAdams back in 2004 opposite Lohan.

Moana voice actor Auli'i Cravalho and stage actor Jaquel Spivey plays Cady's pals Janis and Damian, with Bebe Wood and Avantika Vandanapu playing fellow 'Plastics' Gretchen and Karen, respectively.

The Summer I Turned Pretty star Christopher Briney pkays Aaron, the boy behind Cady’s clash with Regina, with The US Office star Jenna Fischer playing her mum and Busy Philipps playing Regina’s mum.

Meanwhile, Jon Hamm portrays sex education-obsessed Coach Carr, with Fey reprises her role as teacher Ms. Norbury and Tim Meadows also returning to play Principal Duvall.

Mean Girls is available to buy and rent now, and is out on DVD and Blu-ray on 29 April