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 and lost love is featured in the school newspaper, Starla feels the winds begin to change. Before she knows it, Genevieve has stolen all of her best friends, her boyfriend, her position on the cheerleading squad, and her status as the most popular girl in school. Starla, not one to go down without a fight, sets out to expose Genevieve as the lying backstabber she truly is. Slap Her...She's French is directed by veteran thirtysomething actress Melanie Mayron. … More
as Genevieve LePlouff
as Starla Grady
as Ed Mitchell
as Monsieur Duke
as Bootsie Grady
as Tanner Jennings
as Ashley Lopez
as Kyle Fuller
as Doreen Gilmore
as Kimmy Sue Sprinkle
as Randolph Grady
as Arnie Grady
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Critic Reviews for She Gets What She Wants
...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.
The humor is sharp and the satirical targets are mercilessly skewered.
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.
[Mayron] manages to keep things affectionate even while she's sending things up higher than a full moon over Texas.
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.
A droll, bitchy frolic which pokes fun at the price of popularity and small-town pretension in the Lone Star State.
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.
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?
The humor is forced and heavy-handed, and occasionally simply unpleasant.
... 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.
A delectable little treat that's sunny, funny, and far more intelligent than you'd expect.
The script falls back on too many tried-and-true shenanigans that hardly distinguish it from the next teen comedy.
A gratingly unfunny groaner littered with zero-dimensional, unlikable characters and hackneyed, threadbare comic setups.
Good-looking but relentlessly lowbrow outing plays like Clueless Does South Fork.
Audience Reviews for She Gets What She Wants
I know this movie by the title "slap her, she's french".
Absolutely loved it first time I saw it.
A rewatch a decade later has not been quite so kind - it's definitely somewhat silly in its plot (funny i never noticed that the motivations actually made no sense). But it's still a fun, trashy watch, and even better now it has the nostalgia thing happening. I pretty much wanted every outfit Piper wears. I don't really know what that says about me. It's not like they were meant to be fashionable outfits. She's quite a geek initially.
Piper Perabo really was a good actress. It's a shame she's not in much the days. Coyote Ugly is still an all time favourite of mine.
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".More
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