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She Gets What She Wants (2005)

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Starla Grady (Jane McGregor), the most popular girl at Splendona High School in Splendona, TX, is on top of the world. That is, at least, until foreign-exchange student Genevieve LePlouff (Piper Perabo) moves in with Starla's family. Starla's parents had hoped that Genevieve's tutoring would help raise Starla's French grade, which had dropped dangerously low. At first, like Starla's other followers, Genevieve seems in awe of her charmed existence. However, when Genevieve's story of misfortune

Mar 22, 2005

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A gratingly unfunny groaner littered with zero-dimensional, unlikable characters and hackneyed, threadbare comic setups.

August 22, 2002
Hollywood Reporter
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Good-looking but relentlessly lowbrow outing plays like Clueless Does South Fork.

August 1, 2002 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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...even if one were willing to overlook the downright aimless storyline, there's still the dearth of laughs and muddled character motives to contend with.

January 31, 2008 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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The humor is sharp and the satirical targets are mercilessly skewered.

August 13, 2005 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

Slap her - she's not funny! No French people were harmed during the making of this movie, but they were insulted and the audience was put through torture for an hour and a half.

June 8, 2003 Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Comment (1)

[Mayron] manages to keep things affectionate even while she's sending things up higher than a full moon over Texas.

November 1, 2002 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

Takes one character we don't like and another we don't believe, and puts them into a battle of wills that is impossible to care about and isn't very funny.

October 22, 2002

A droll, bitchy frolic which pokes fun at the price of popularity and small-town pretension in the Lone Star State.

October 12, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

This is more a case of 'Sacre bleu!' than 'Magnifique'.

October 7, 2002 Full Review Source: BBC.com
BBC.com

Clever and unflinching in its comic barbs, Slap Her is a small but rewarding comedy that takes aim at contemporary southern adolescence and never lets up.

October 3, 2002
Moviehole

"Not really as bad as you might think!"

September 23, 2002 Full Review Source: sbs.is

If we're to slap protagonist Genevieve LePlouff because she's French, do we have that same option to slap her creators because they're clueless and inept?

September 18, 2002 Full Review Source: TheWorldJournal.com
TheWorldJournal.com

The humor is forced and heavy-handed, and occasionally simply unpleasant.

September 17, 2002 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

... a cute and sometimes side-splittingly funny blend of Legally Blonde and Drop Dead Gorgeous, starring Piper Perabo in what could be her breakthrough role.

September 14, 2002 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

A delectable little treat that's sunny, funny, and far more intelligent than you'd expect.

September 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

The script falls back on too many tried-and-true shenanigans that hardly distinguish it from the next teen comedy.

September 4, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Slap me, I saw this movie.

August 22, 2002 Full Review | Comment (1)
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Audience Reviews for She Gets What She Wants

It was okay.
July 20, 2010
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A brainless teen comedy to seat in from of the TV for a few laugh and to spend your spare time. This movie it is also known as "She Gets What She Wants". It also it is a teen remake of "All About Eve".
July 20, 2010
John2223
John Me

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Piper Perabo looks too old to be in high school but she does a good job playing a lying, cheating, stealing b*tch. There were a few scenes that I thought were funny but it was just a typical teen flick.
July 20, 2010
roseypie
Rose Gonzaga

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