Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (film) With their 10-year high school reunion fast approaching, best friends and party girls Romy and Michele review their lives since high school and are surprised to find them sorely lacking. They were misfits in high school, so they decide to re-invent themselves, concocting fantasies of wealth and success to impress their former classmates. The scheme unfolds perfectly, until Heather Mooney shows up and knows their real stories. Directed by David Mirkin. A Touchstone film. Released on April 25, 1997. Stars Mira Sorvino (Romy), Lisa Kudrow (Michele), Alan Cumming (Sandy Frink), Julia Campbell (Christie), Janeane Garofalo (Heather Mooney). 91 min. The characters of Romy and Michele were created nearly a decade earlier in the play Ladies Room, by playwright Robin Schiff, who focuses exclusively on the play’s two most popular characters in her screenplay for this movie. Lisa Kudrow originated the role of Michele in the play before moving to the film. Released on video in 1997.