"Terry Griffith is about to go where no woman has gone before."

Just One of the Guys (1985)
Directed by Lisa Gottleib, rated PG-13, 90 minutes

Just One of the Guys
is, on its face, just another stupid 80's sex comedy, but this one stands out because it's surprisingly funny, unpredictable and a lot of fun to watch. The film is about high school girl who, after losing a journalism competition partly because she's "just a pretty girl," decides to enroll at school as a boy. Yes, the story's fairly cliched, but there is a somewhat interesting look at gender politics, and the complicated, almost subversive love story is impressively compelling and memorably charming. Just One of the Guys isn't a masterpiece, but it's consistently funny, has a wonderful performance by Joyce Hyser and has genuinely likable and relatable characters. You'll like it if: You like 80's sex comedies, teen protagonists, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Superbad or Tootsie.

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