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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Genevieve Le Plouff
... Starla Grady
... Ed Mitchell
... Bootsie Grady
... Arnie Grady
... Randolph Grady
... Tanner Jennings
... Ashley Lopez
... Kyle Fuller
... Doreen Gilmore
... Monsieur Duke
... Kimmy Sue Sprinkle
... Lurlene Haskell
Jerry Cotton ... Sheriff Flinkman
Kirk Sisco ... News Contest Judge
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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 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 »

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

References Titanic (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Bust a Move
Marching Band
Arranged and Conducted by Paul Frederick
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Well acted and funny female cast driven teen comedy
22 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

Many of the negative reviews of this film are obviously written by francophiles who have had their feathers ruffled by the original title and apparently haven't actually seen the movie. Slap her She's French makes fun of generically American and more specifically Texan culture, FAR more than the French. I was delighted(and surprised)to find this a very well acted and cleverly written teen comedy that provided a vehicle for showcasing the talents of a number of young actresses. The film does stereotype and titillate but it is a teen comedy and they tend to do that. Those who are offended by such things should consider therapy to get over themselves or simply avoid this genre. Personally I was too busy laughing to be bothered.


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