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That's What She Said (2012) If you see just one repellent femme-owned-and-operated comedy about unpleasant women and a stubborn case of vaginal yeast infection, you might as well make it… 2012-10-19 R PT84M Comedy Anne Heche Alia Shawkat Miriam Shor Phase 4 Films
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That's What She Said (2012)

MPAA Rating: R

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THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID Anne Heche and Marcia Debonis
THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID Anne Heche and Marcia Debonis
EW's GRADE
F

Details Limited Release: Oct 19, 2012; Rated: R; Length: 84 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Anne Heche, Alia Shawkat and Miriam Shor; Distributor: Phase 4 Films

If you see just one repellent femme-owned-and-operated comedy about unpleasant women and a stubborn case of vaginal yeast infection, you might as well make it That's What She Said, since I hope there'll never be another like it. This nadir of equal-opportunity raunch (following the apex represented by Bridesmaids) forces viewers to spend time with a needy yeast-infested adult (Marcia DeBonis) who doesn't know how to go on a date with a man; her grating, neurotic monster of a best friend (Anne Heche); and a third, random younger chick (Alia Shawkat), who's crazy-upset about some tedious thing that happened with her boyfriend. The three of them at one restaurant table is reason enough for anyone nearby to change seats.

There is, I suppose, liberation to be had in a team of women — including TV actor-turned-screenwriter Kellie Overbey and TV actor-turned-director Carrie Preston (so fab on True Blood and The Good Wife!) — getting to make a movie as crude 'n' crappy as one made by a team of guys. But just because one can doesn't mean one should. That's what I say. (Also available on VOD) F

Originally posted Oct 17, 2012 Published in issue #1230 Oct 26, 2012 Order article reprints