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Girls Against Boys (2012)

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After a series of bad experiences with men, Shae teams up with her co-worker, Lu, who has a simple, deadly way of dealing with the opposite sex.

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Austin Chick

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Austin Chick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole LaLiberte ... Lulu
Danielle Panabaker ... Shae
Matthew Rauch ... Officer Daniels
Liam Aiken ... Tyler
Caroline Lagerfelt ... Professor Sara Randolph
Reyna de Courcy ... Karen
Andrew Howard ... Terry
Marlo Marron Marlo Marron ... Sarah
Sophia Perez Sophia Perez ... Celice
Nicholas Maccarone ... Banker
Vitoria Setta ... Cheryl
Michael Stahl-David ... Simon
Will Brill ... Duncan
Carmine DiBenedetto ... Eric
Suzie Cho ... Officer Ramirez
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Storyline

After a series of bad experiences with men, Shae teams up with her co-worker, Lu, who has a simple, deadly way of dealing with the opposite sex.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Bad Girls Don't Cry. They Get Even.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, some sexual content/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Девочки против мальчиков See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,111, 3 February 2013

Gross USA:

$6,111
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Lulu was originally written as an Asian-American. Moreover, a Chinese actress was initially cast as Lulu, but ultimately backed out because she didn't want to do any nudity. See more »

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When the vehicle is pulling into the motel, a camera shadow is briefly visible near the bumper. See more »

Quotes

Lulu: Do you guys live here together?
Eric: Just me and Duncan.
Lulu: You two lovers?
Eric: No, we have separate bedrooms. Would you like to see them?
Lulu: Maybe after you open this beer.
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I Give You A Rose
Written by Aaron Diskin, Simon Marcus and John Christopher Morton
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Lacks courage for it's convictions
28 February 2013 | by lovecraft231See all my reviews

I find it a bit creepy to be on the internet sometimes. Part of the reason is the ugly undercurrent of misogyny that permeates so many comments sections and user reviews (you know who you are BTW.)They tend to rant about women who don't want to f#@k them or how they believe feminists are ruining everything for men in America. I'm mostly going on and on, but what I'm getting at is that there's some awful human beings on the internet and around the world. So, I must admit that I went into "Girls Against Boys" with a level of interest, as it would be nice to see a horror film from a feminists perspective. What I got instead...was kind of a mess.

Shae (Danielle Panabaker) has undergone a traumatic experience in the form of being raped by a seemingly "nice" guy. To add insult to injury, the guy she's been seeing (Andrew Howard) is married and with kids, and seems to be more interested in nookie than helping her cope. The only person who seems to understand is Lu (Nicole LaLierte), her co-worker, who believes revenge is the only answer. Unfortunately, her idea of revenge involves murder, and when Shae actually does show interest in an actually nice guy, Lu becomes jealous.

I appreciate what director Austin Chick is aiming for here. One could say that there should be more horror films done from a feminist's perspective. While I must commend the performances (Panabaker in particular is good. Girl deserves to be a bigger star IMO), the end result is lacking. There's violence, but there isn't a whole lot of gore here, so fans of that will be disappointed. It also largely feels more like a generic indie movie than it does a horror movie. It clearly wants to be a respectable horror movie, but it doesn't understand how horror works.

Which leads me to my biggest complaint-for all it's good intentions, "Girls Against Boys" seems to lack the courage of it's convictions. It's attempts to comment on gender roles in society feel undercooked, and once the revenge aspect comes to play, it all feels like your basic revenge movie. It clearly wants to say something about these issues in society (and in horror in general), but instead of being a thoughtful commentary or a "Men, Women and Chainsaws" style examination, it all feels "Been here, done that." The fact that Lu ends up becoming obsessed with Shae also feels unnecessary. It's feels exploitative in a "Hey, lesbians!" way, but this is not a movie that needs that. In trying to play it both ways, the film muddles whatever message it intends to have.

If you want to have an intelligent, feminist take on the horror genre-the go watch "Audition", "The Descent" or "Ginger Snaps" instead. Those movies actually make you think about gender roles and equality in the genre. This is just pretending to understand when it doesn't know s#!t.


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