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Girls Against Boys (Blu-ray Review)

12 Mar, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Anchor Bay
Box Office $0.008 million
$22.98 DVD, $24.99 Blu-ray
Rated ‘R’ for violence, some sexual content/nudity and language.
Stars Danielle Panabaker, Nicole LaLiberte, Liam Aiken, Michael Stahl-David, Andrew Howard.

From the title and box art, revenge thriller Girls Against Boys shouldn’t be confused with Oscar winners Monster (Best Actress Charlize Theron) or Thelma & Louise (Best Screenplay), despite the film’s complementary shotgun impact on the male psyche.

Shae (Danielle Panabaker) is a pretty SoHo coed who pays the bills bartending at one of Manhattan’s ubiquitous watering holes. Despite being enrolled in a college women’s studies class, Shae apparently missed the chapter on dating men twice her age who claim to be divorcing.

When her wannabe Jason Statham (Andrew Howard) breaks it off to reconcile with his not-so-ex-wife and their young son (oops), you sort of feel for Shae’s naiveté. Enter Lu (Nicole LaLiberte), an amoral vixen who knows what girls do when turning the page on a failed relationship: Go clubbing, get drunk and go home with strange men.

Lucid enough to realize these guys won’t ever become Jason Statham no how many shots are consumed, Shae requests a taxi back to her place, which one of the louts interprets as an invitation for sex. When the moron crosses the line into rape, you know he is not long for this world. And neither is the married guy whose foolish attempt at a quickie from the emotionally scarred Shae begs for payback.

Lu knows just how to deal with these issues in her own diabolical way. With police at the local precinct callous to Shae’s rape allegation, Lu befriends an ethically challenged officer by asking if he wants to hook up.

Of course he does. And soon lout No. 3 finds himself handcuffed to a hotel bed with his police-issue piece positioned where the sun don’t shine. For Lu, it’s just the beginning of another warped lesbian thrill ride, and every perceived male evildoer is fair game. Shae’s along for the ride, but maybe she should have gone to the library instead.

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