The Girl Can't Help It
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In this satirical comedy, mobster Fats Murdock wants his talentless girlfriend Jerri to become a star, so he hires unsuccessful agent Tom Miller to do just that. As Tom and Jerri work together to make her a rock & roll sensation, they begin to develop more than a working relationship.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A veritable Parthenon of vulgarity and a supremely unfunny comedy that is pure eau de Fifty-Six."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"If Tashlin had had the nerve, he would have romantically paired Jayne Mansfield with Little Richard and set race relations in the United States forward by about thirty years."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Not one of Tashlin's better efforts."
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"Tashlin demonstrated an innate knowledge of the capacties offered by the Cinescope canvas."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Sure, the scenery is splashy and sporty in color and CinemaScope. But the show is as meager and witless as a cheap pin-up magazine joke."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"A sweet little fifties gem that should be viewed for the endearing tale and of course, who doesn't love Ms. Mansfield?..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Years before Kenneth Anger, Frank Tashlin located the decadent Babylon in Hollywood and found it not that different from the splashy Looney Tunes bonanzas he used to fashion during his salad days as an animator."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
"It's a great looking great sounding movie."
‑ Brad Laidman, Film Threat
"Tashlin's savage lampoon of American notions of success and fulfillment is hilarious and genuinely appealing."
‑ Don Druker, Chicago Reader
"A pungent satire on the worlds of PR and rock music."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Wild combination of cartoonish farce with seminal rock performances. Those milk bottles!"
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
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