Stockard Channing is Miriam, an "ugly duckling" who is dumped on by everyone. After her heart is broken by a callous campus jock, Miriam tearfully speeds off in her car and is involved in a serious accident. Plastic surger... more »y is required, and when Miriam emerges from behind the bandages, she is ravishingly beautiful. It's payback time when she uses her new attractiveness to exact revenge on all those who wronged her. Edward Asner plays the police inspector who's hot on the trail of the femme fatale. A dark comedy written by Joan Rivers, THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TO... will leave you in stitches!« less
Pam F. (PamYla) from JONESBORO, GA Reviewed on 5/1/2008...
Awesome movie, I remember watching it on tv when I was a teenager. I have always wanted to view it again, it is a great movie. Allthough in it her character has gone a bit far off the deep end as far as retaliation goes, still, in a small way, it paralled my life as a teen. The balcony seen with the cheerleader is hilarious!
Kendra M. (KendraM) from NASHVILLE, TN Reviewed on 1/13/2008...
I searched for this for several years, and a couple years ago bought a bootleg version that was so incredibly poor, I couldn't even really hear or see most of it.
Still, it's a fantastic film. I remembered it from way back when it must have been on tv and I was just a kid. The somersault scene and the bathtub scene stayed with me for years. I was so glad to be able to see it again.
Although a bit dated, now, it still is remarkable. Stockard Channing, never known for her absolute beauty, plays the lead role of a young woman who is consistently treated terribly and hurt constantly. But, through a series of events, she turns from unattractive and unwanted to beautiful and desired. With this, however, comes a transformation of character. Confidence is good, yes, but revenge? Probably not.
Despite the fact that Channing isn't doing "good", so to speak, Channing really plays this role well. While she takes revenge on everyone who has hurt her, you still are cheering for her. Ed Asner is on to her, though, as the tough-but-sympathetic detective.
Yes, although this has many comedic elements, I wouldn't just say it was a black comedy. Believe it or not, it's also a love story. And, though it's funny, it's also terribly sad. Definitely worth seeing if you haven't seen it.
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Hilarious black revenge comedy with the fabulous Stockard Ch
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 12/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TO..., is a gleeful revenge comedy and can best be described as "Carrie" with some wigs and sky-diving thrown in. Miriam Knight (Stockard Channing) has just enrolled at yet another college. The reason why she moves is simple: Miriam is ugly. And teased. And tormented. And sick of it.
When she is badly-scarred in a car accident, plastic surgeons transform this ugly duckling into a beautiful swan. Miriam emerges, vowing to exact her sweet revenge on those who made her life a living hell.
Be prepared for a wild and hilarious ride with Stockard Channing in this over-looked gem, which has garnered a sizable cult following. With Ed Asner, Ruth McDevitt, Annette O'Toole, Suzanne Zenor, Warren Berlinger, Jim Backus and Carl Ballantine. Based on a story by Joan Rivers."
A Truly Wonderful Film!!!!!!!
Bunny Man! | Seattle, WA USA | 10/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been waiting for decades for this to come out on commercial video. I am thrilled to have the film. This is Stockard Channing at her very best (and she is always superb).
This is a classic tale of revenge. All of us who may have been ugly ducklings will definitely sympathize. And we will yearn to be as successful as Ms. Channing has been!
One of my all time fave films!!
John K. West | Scottsdale, AZ USA | 10/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this awesome made-for-tv movie when it was originally broadcast in 1972 (I was 7 years old), and it's lived on since on old videocasettes. I watch it over and over and it made me fall in love with Stockard Channing.
Each of the characters lampoons a "type" so perfectly (the jock, the popular girl, the nerd, etc.) and many are played by faces that became well-known on 70s TV (Fred Grandy from Love Boat, Larry Wilcox from CHiPs). This film is SOOOOO entertaining and it's full of classic lines that will build your camp movie lexicon (watch for ones like "We don't want someone the fans can shout 'here comes fat-fat-the-water-rat' at....")
Four thumbs up!"
FINALLY!!!!! IT's HERE!!
Amanda Hardiney | Somewhere, USA | 10/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"*sigh* I have been waiting for this to be on VHS or DVD for literally YEARS. Forget VHS, but when I first wanted it...VHS and Beta were the only available viewing options! This movie is hilarious!!! For all you people who have been scorned and pushed aside because of your looks...this movie is for you! For all others, it's just great fun! I saw it when I was a little girl and always remembered it, checking occasionally in my adult life for its release. It's been a long time coming, but the wait was worth it! I can't recommend this movie enough! It's so fun! I can't wait until my DVD arrives!!!"