The near-surreal world of high-school popularity
is imaginatively probed in this black comedy revolving around teenage suicide. With scenes and dialogue sure to offend many, HEATHERS is, nevertheless, a film of startling originality and verve.
The eponymous Heathers (Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker), the most exclusive clique at Westerburg High, routinely drop insufficiently cool friends and humiliate poor Martha "Dumptruck" Dunnstock (Carrie Lynn). Veronica (Winona Ryder), a relatively recent addition to their clique,
demonstrates her independence by taking up with J.D. (Christian Slater), a motorcycle-riding misfit, becoming his mostly unwilli...