Just One of the Guys

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"She's about to go where no girl has gone before!"
  • PG-13
  • 1985
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • 6.5  (17,642)
  • 57

Just One of the Guys is a 1985 comedy film directed by Lisa Gottlieb. The movie follows Terry, a high school student who dreams of becoming a journalist but struggles with sexism in the field. When her teacher refuses to allow her to submit an article to the school paper, claiming that it is not up to par with the work done by male students, Terry decides to prove him wrong.

In an attempt to gain an edge, Terry dresses up as a boy and enrolls in a rival high school to conduct research for her article. She adopts the persona of "Terry Jr." and begins to make friends with the male students at the school. However, as she spends more time with them, she starts to develop feelings for one of them – a kind-hearted jock named Rick.

As Terry starts to navigate her new identity, she becomes close with her new friends and even starts to win the affections of her crush, Rick. Of course, complications ensue as Terry tries to keep her true identity a secret.

The film is a story of self-discovery and the struggles that come with breaking down gender barriers. Through Terry's journey, the film explores the themes of identity, sexism, and the importance of staying true to oneself.

The performances in the film are well done, particularly by lead actress Joyce Hyser. Her portrayal of Terry is both vulnerable and strong, as she navigates the challenges of high school and finding her place in the world. Additionally, Clayton Rohner does a great job as Rick, bringing a subtle depth to his role as the romantic interest.

The film also features some great comedic moments, particularly as Terry tries to navigate her new identity as a boy. This results in some truly hilarious scenes, such as Terry learning how to walk and talk like a guy.

Overall, Just One of the Guys is an enjoyable comedy that offers a fun and heartfelt look at issues of gender identity and self-discovery. It's not a groundbreaking film, but it is a solid and entertaining watch that holds up well today. The film's themes still resonate with audiences today, making it a classic teen movie worth revisiting.

Just One of the Guys is a 1985 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 57.

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