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Slap Her, She's French! (2002)

A French foreign-exchange student comes to a small Texas high school, befriends a classmate, and practically takes over her life.

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Cast

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Ed Mitchell
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Bootsie Grady
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Arnie Grady
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Randolph Grady
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Tanner Jennings
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Ashley Lopez
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Kyle Fuller
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Doreen Gilmore
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Monsieur Duke
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Storyline

A French foreign exchange student, named Genevieve, comes to a small town in Texas to attend a local high school where she shacks up with the school's popular head cheerleader, Starla, and her parents. But Starla soon learns that this French girl is not only smart, attractive, and naive, but quite conniving when Geneviere, with no social life of her own, begins to take over Starla's, starting with stealing the affections her parents, her friends and Starla's boyfriend. When Starla is forced to quit the cheerleading squad after getting some bad grads, Genevieve moves in to take her place. When Starla figures out that Genevieve deliberately set it up by giving her bad tutoring to fail all those classes, she begins an all-out personal war against Genevieve to take back her social life. But Genevieve is anticipating exactly that type of response from Starla and soon turns everyone, including Starla's friends and family, against her by playing the poor victim and making it appear that ... Written by Anonymous

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A high school comedy with a French twist See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor, drug content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 February 2002 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

She Gets What She Wants  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$482,575 (Germany) (8 February 2002)
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Trivia

The Splendona High School band is actually The Colony High School Band. The uniforms they are wearing are modified versions of the uniforms the band wore at that time. See more »

Goofs

While Starla is doing the morning announcements, the clock in the hallway reads "4:22" See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Starla Grady: [in a jail cell; voice-over] We're all capable of doing bad things. Lord knows I've done my share. Things I'm truly ashamed of. But should my life, so young and full of sweet promise, be tragically cut down before it ever had a chance to shine? If I ever get out of her, as God is my witness, somebody's gonna pay. Or as the great German philosopher Fred Nitsche once said: "that which does not kill us, is gonna wish it had," because we are about to Fed ex it's sorry ass back to skank ...
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Crazy Credits

No French people were harmed during the making of this film. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Badlands (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Mad
Written by Dave Dederer
Published by Dave Dederer Publishing (admin. by Bug Music, Inc.)
Performed by The Presidents of the United States of America
Courtesy Music Blitz Records
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Strong performance from Jane McGregor
16 August 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I don't think that this movie has aspirations to greatness, but it was enjoyable enough, and has some very good performances.

Top of the list for me was Jane McGregor. She really gave her all in playing Starla who was, after all, not a particularly sympathetic character. She has a real flair for comedy - at the tender age of 19 - and is very attractive as well. I will be looking out for Jane's work in future.

I also enjoyed the minor role from the little brother, not too overdone, and the mother with the ever present "iced tea".

Overall, a pleasant diversion, fairly lightweight, but with some good work from the cast.


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