Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

That's What She Said

Posted on

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID Anne Heche and Marcia Debonis

That's What She Said

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
84 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/19/12
performer:
Anne Heche, Alia Shawkat, Miriam Shor
director:
Carrie Preston
distributor:
Phase 4 Films
genre:
Comedy

We gave it an F

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

Comments