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She Gets What She Wants
She Gets What She Wants
Actors: Piper Perabo, Jane McGregor, Michael McKean, Trent Ford, Julie White
Director: Melanie Mayron
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
PG-13     2005     1hr 28min

Genevieve is a French exchange student who is about to turn a small Texas high school upside down! Assigned to live with the popular Starla and her family, Genevieve is eager to fit in. But Starla quickly discovers that Ge...  more »

     

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Actors: Piper Perabo, Jane McGregor, Michael McKean, Trent Ford, Julie White
Director: Melanie Mayron
Creators: Beau Flynn, Bernd Eichinger, Elizabeth Wang-Lee, Jonathan King, Matthias Deyle, Lamar Damon, Robert Lee King
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, School Days
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/22/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 28min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Saw the Flick - Cat Fights!
J. Rose | 08/30/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I have not been so blessed as some of the other folks reviewing this movie. I haven't caught any other films by the lead actress. But I have actually SEEN the movie, not just the trailer. As for the flick, what with cartoonish characters, plot improbabilities, and obvious reverses, you'd think I'd hate this trifle. You'd be wrong.Late summer movies are rarely anything other than entertaining. This is not a bad thing. And a chance to see multiple female-on-female fights is brought to hilarious fruition.Like any good comedy, it is built on a bedrock of tragedy and horror. Our Heroine is a girl who'll do anything to become a co-host on The Today Show. Her dippy boyfriend is the quarterback for the school team who seems destined for a coronary at 20. Her mother is an alcoholic. Her father is a bitter romantic. She stabs even her best friends in the back. Lesbians (or more accurately, women who are perceived as lesbian) are ridiculed. The little brother is a snide, jaded fellow.Then comes the transfer student. Who, like Eve in All About Eve, watches and waits to take over every aspect of Starla's life. She sucks up the parents, the cheerleading spot, and the dippy boyfriend. Then all hell breaks loose, slowly at first, then with a vengeance. And that is what this movie is about: vengeance. Funny. Yes. Laugh-out-loud funny? Absolutely. Worth your time? Yes, if you want fairly mindless entertainment. And especially if you love mock battles feminine.P.S. Slap Her, She's French is a funny title. Not cause for a PC war. This movie doesn't pick on the French any more than the rest of US society. We think they look down their noses at us. That makes us believe it's OK to give them grief. It's not like anyone who views this movie is liable to slap anyone, let alone anyone French."
A MUST SEE!
Aurelia | Toronto, Ontario | 08/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i saw Slap her.. last nite, and i thought it was so GREAT! i LOVED IT! it was so funny! i couldn't stop laughing!!

Piper did a really AMAZING job in it.. but are we surprised? no, because she's ALWAYS great!

It was really really cool to see her play a bad guy! She should do it more often!

it was one of the funniest movies that i've seen it a long time! and thats really cool!

so, make sure you guys go see it! it was hilarious! you're gonna like it! and tell everyone you know too! :)"
A Nutritious Cream Puff of a Movie...
qwertyu | Seattle, WA | 11/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"2 Words = 5 Stars

The two words are: Jane McGregor. That's all you need to read, hear, and see. She's charming, vulnerable, and in control.

It's not easy finding an actress that can be beautiful, classy, AND funny. You have to travel back to the golden age of movies to find that - Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland, etc.

This comedy is light, carefree, and has a powerful theme that all people - teen or not - can appreciate.

I know I did."
Oh, sweet jocularity! love it!
fluffypickle | Pickleville, USA | 08/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this movie a while ago, and immediately went out a bought it. On the surface, it's a ridiculous movie with completely despicable, stereotypical characters who have predictable paradigm shifts and change their ways. And okay, that's kinda what it is. But it's FUNNY!!!

This movies is full of not-so-subtle subtleties, a very tongue-in-cheek kind of humor. Another post compared it to Drop Dead Gorgeous, and I definitely agree. It constantly makes fun of itself, which makes the parts of it which could otherwise be offensive hilarious.

The movie plays off of maxims about the French, Texans, jocks, nerds, etc. Much in the same was as Not Another Teen Movie, but much smarter. It could be taken offensively, but it is really SO outrageous that it's hilarious instead of hateful.

Some highlights (though you really must watch the movie to understand the context and appreciate the humor): the Beef Pageant, "Mmmmmm, A1.", calling "Genevieve" "Jen-of-eve", "Oh, I like Dick!", "He brought me the mustard!!!!!"...oh, so many more.

A flaw in the movie, for me, was that I never really liked Ed, the sensitive, loner, non-jock guy. He was cute, sure, but I always kinda felt like he was sleazy and was gonna turn bad or something. Anyone else feel this way? Maybe it's just me...

Some people will definitely hate this movie, but overall I loved it. If you haven't seen it, and enjoy the farcical style of Drop Dead Gorgeous, you will probably enjoy this movie."