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Slap Her, She's French! (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  7 February 2002 (Germany)
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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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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)  »

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She Gets What She Wants  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£210,321 (UK) (18 October 2002)

Gross:

£509,978 (UK) (25 October 2002)
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Trivia

The original director Evan Dunsky (The Alarmist) dropped out of the project only one week into shooting. See more »

Goofs

The Texas "No Pass No Play" rule is enforced only at the end of each 6 week period, not at the moment the grade falls below passing. Starla would have been allowed the remainder of the 6 week period to get her grades up before being suspended from the cheerleading squad. See more »

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[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 »

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I'm Gonna Fly
Written by Anthony Mazza / Stephanie Quayle / Katie Shorey
Published by WB Music Corp. / Anthony Mazza Music Publishing / Hee Bee Dooinit Music
Performed by Plaid Lily
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Actually pretty darn funny
25 June 2003 | by (Cornwall, UK) – See all my reviews

Like most people I groaned when I saw the trailer and, ahem, the title for this movie. But I rented the DVD on a whim and hey, turns out this is pretty darn funny after all.

It's not subtle, but it is good fun, which is more than can be said for other teen comedies from 2002. The two leading ladies are genuine stars of the future (McGregor is that rare breed of beautiful actress who isn't afraid to humiliate herself for the sake of comedy) and some of the jokes are laugh-out-loud funny.

If you liked Drop Dead Gorgeous or The New Guy, you'll love this.


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