Just One of the Guys (1985)
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In this uneven teen comedy, an aspiring female high-school journalist assumes a fake male identity after her essay on just that subject -- a woman posing as a male jock -- is rejected in a contest. Miffed by what she assumes is a bias against her gender in the rejection of her essay, Terry (Joyce Hyser) dons the right garb, gets a new haircut, drops her voice down to a suitable male-sounding register and passes herself off as a guy (okay, not believably, but one is willing to go along with the
Apr 26, 1985 Wide
Feb 24, 2004
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Joyce Hyser, affecting a lower register, a short haircut, and a subtle swagger, is not totally convincing as a boy because she's too pretty and too chic.
The film is a bit too fashion conscious to make a very strong point about appearances not meaning anything.
Most of the male-female situations Terry finds herself in are played for laughs, and the film eventually sinks into an all too typical conclusion, but the observations regarding the nature of sexuality are interesting and well handled.
Innocuously likable little mini-Tootsie.
Just One of the Guys is worth repeated viewing, especially for Hyser's hilarious and charismatic performance.
Innocuous and highly-spirited screwball comedy about changing genders in a zany nod for advancement. Gottlieb's nutty narrative is inspired in its cheap laughs
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