That's What She Said (2012)
Bebe (Marcia DeBonis) is getting ready for the most romantic encounter of her life, and she needs her best friend Dee Dee (Anne Heche) to cheer her on. Too bad Dee Dee is so cynical about dating that she shows up three hours late only to spew cigarette smoke and bitterness all over the morning coffee. And too bad Clementine, a train wreck of a stranger (Alia Shawkat,) has decided to invade their day with non-stoptalk about her nymphomaniac escapades. Looking to turn the day around, this fearsome threesome embark on a day of misadventure that only New York City can offer. That's What She Said is a quirky and honest look at friendship in the face of adversity, asking one of life's great questions: why does it always have to be so hard? (That's what she said.) -- (C) Official Site … More
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Critic Reviews for That's What She Said
It's all directed - and played - at fever pitch with an egregious disregard for real-world comportment.
Problems ensue, all tedious, save Bebe's all-day struggle with a yeast infection, which is gross.
"That's What She Said," an unpleasant comedy about friendship, aims to be a female twist on the bromance.
The road to hell is paved not just with good intentions, but with movies that attempt to capture the way women really talk.
If you see just one repellent femme-owned-and-operated comedy about unpleasant women and a stubborn case of vaginal yeast infection, you might as well make it That's What She Said, since I hope there'll never be another like it.
It's nice to see women, particularly ones as talented as the aforementioned trio, take center stage in a comedy; it's frustrating, however, when all they get to do is complain about guys who are totally absent from the film.
An embarrassing girls-behaving-badly indie romp you'd expect a group of friends to write after an all-you-can-drink brunch.
A word of advice to all those women out there bent on making the definitive chick flick revenge, raunchier than thou female Hangover movie. Knock it off, enough already. And that goes for those self-hating sexpots in their own mind inhabiting them too.
Audience Reviews for That's What She Said
On the run from her ex who might have walked back into her life wearing the custom made pink and black wingtips she once bought him, Dee Dee(Anne Heche) seeks shelter with her friend Bebe(Marcia DeBonis) in a coffee shop. And then is taken aback when it turns out that Bebe who recently got fired for sheltering a homeless man in a supply closet at work has welcomed Clementine(Alia Shawkat) who feels guilty for nearly killing her boyfriend through an allergic reaction in oral sex into their company. The resulting argument gets them evicted out onto the street where they now have the challenge of hailing a cab in the rain in New York City.
Surprisingly enough for a movie that has a yeast infection as a major plot point, "That's What She Said" is actually not bad with a cool performance from Anne Heche as someone with barely one or two positive traits. That's because despite all the vulgarity, there is still enough here to amuse in breezy fashion in its take on female friendship without any male voices to distract. Plus, I have to appreciate any movie where the characters ride the subway, much less able to have an orgasm on one.
Anne Heche's performance is the only reason to check out this film. She shines here. The film was so so. It could have been a lot better. It needed a rewrite. They had a good idea for a film, but they didn't execute it correctly. Some scenes were way over the top. Also, I thought Marcia de Bonis and Alia Shawkat were miscast. They didn't have a good on screen chemistry with Heche.More
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