She Gets What She Wants (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.

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Piper Perabo
as Genevieve LePlouff
Jane McGregor
as Starla Grady
Trent Ford
as Ed Mitchell
Michael McKean
as Monsieur Duke
Julie White
as Bootsie Grady
Brandon Smith (I)
as Arnie Grady
Jesse James
as Randolph Grady
Nicki Lynn Aycox
as Tanner Jennings
Alexandra Adi
as Ashley Lopez
Matt Czuchry
as Kyle Fuller
Cristen Coppen
as Doreen Gilmore
Mary Portser
as Kimmy Sue Sprinkle
Jerry Cotton
as Sheriff
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Critic Reviews for She Gets What She Wants

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (6)

There isn't a minute's genuine satire in the whole squawking show.

October 19, 2002 | Full Review…

This is more a case of 'Sacre bleu!' than 'Magnifique'.

October 7, 2002 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A gratingly unfunny groaner littered with zero-dimensional, unlikable characters and hackneyed, threadbare comic setups.

August 22, 2002

Good-looking but relentlessly lowbrow outing plays like Clueless Does South Fork.

August 1, 2002 | Full Review…
Top Critic

...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.

January 31, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The humor is sharp and the satirical targets are mercilessly skewered.

August 13, 2005 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


It was okay.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

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".

John Me
John Me

Super Reviewer

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