WiseGirls is a 2002 crime drama film directed by David Anspaugh and starring Mira Sorvino, Mariah Carey and Melora Walters. The film was produced by Lions Gate Films, Leading Pictures and Intermedia Films. The story centers around Meg Kennedy (Mira Sorvino), a medical school dropout who gets a part-time job as a waitresses working at an Italian restaurant in New York City. Befriending other waitresses, Kate (Melora Walters) and Raychel (Mariah Carey), Meg slowly learns that the restaurant is run by mobsters as she delves deeper into their dangerous world.
The film premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival and was released later that year on HBO and Cinemax with international distribution managed by Intermedia Films. Upon release, the film received mixed or average reviews from critics, with praise for the plot twists, themes and the performances of the cast (particularly Carey), but criticism for its directing, tone and overuse of mafia stereotypes.