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Girls Will Be Girls (2002)

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53

Average Rating: 5.3/10
Critic Reviews: 15
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 7

Vulgar but entertaining camp.

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Average Rating: 3.6/5
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The confessional, behind-the-scenes showbiz melodrama goes under the knife -- so to speak -- in this drag comedy. Girls Will Be Girls casts three male performers in the roles of Evie Harris (Jack Plotnick), a has-been starlet of the '70s who has since gone to seed in her decaying Hollywood home; her best friend and domestic servant, Coco (Clinton Leupp); and Varla (Jeffrey Roberson), the daughter of a deceased peer/rival of Evie's who shows up to rent out a room in her home. The tension among

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Drama, Romance, Gay & Lesbian, Comedy

Richard Day

Mar 16, 2004

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All Critics (34) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (13) | DVD (4)

An often hilarious, always surprising 79-minute burlesque.

November 26, 2003 Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press
Detroit Free Press
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While Day doesn't succeed in making us empathize with anyone on screen, he makes his characters definitely watchable and his dialogue crackles.

November 20, 2003 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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An unprecedented exercise in derangement.

November 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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Humor that takes as its apparent premise the assumption that all women are catty, sexually voracious, weight-obsessed whores ... is more than anyone in this day and age, even in the context of a cartoonish farce, should be expected to take.

November 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Girls Will Be Girls is gross-out camp, much like the movies of John Waters.

October 30, 2003 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News
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There are more belly laughs here than belly flops.

October 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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Girls Will Be Girls is every bit as dull and offensive as it is frequently hysterical.

December 17, 2003 Full Review Source: City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

The laughs in Girls Will Be Girls are cheap laughs, but when you assemble this many of them in one place, they're worth a lot.

December 12, 2003 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

...an explosion of bad taste swallowed, and occasionally spit back out, over and over again, culminating in fashionable she/he cat fights by the pool.

December 12, 2003 Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

A relentlessly mean picture that will tickle those tired of sweet comedies whether in drag or plainclothes.

November 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Oregonian
Oregonian

Vile characters plus a bad script doesn't add up to girls just having fun - it's more like you've been drugged and raped without the fun part.

October 31, 2003 Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com

Crass and dumb.

October 29, 2003 Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego Union-Tribune

There is a level of glee in the film's silliness that dependably entertains.

October 24, 2003 Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Even the acerbic wit slowly eats away at the story line until, at the end of the 82 minutes, there is little left but an acid-washed Lifetime movie.

October 22, 2003 Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine
Premiere Magazine

Both hilarious and stomach-turning.

October 22, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

A hoot and a half.

October 10, 2003 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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The one liners in this movie are the BEST!!!
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