Just One of the Guys
Just One of the Guys (1985)

Convinced that her gender is the reason she lost a coveted journalism award, a high schooler (Joyce Hyser) switches schools--and sexes--going undercover to prove her point and win the writing prize.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 26, 1985
DVD Release Date: February 24, 2004
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Joyce Hyser, affecting a lower register, a short haircut, and a subtle swagger, is not totally convincing as a boy because she's too pretty and too chic.

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Scott Weinberg

Innocuously likable little mini-Tootsie.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

The film is a bit too fashion conscious to make a very strong point about appearances not meaning anything.

Nikki Tranter

Just One of the Guys is worth repeated viewing, especially for Hyser's hilarious and charismatic performance.

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TV Guide

Most of the male-female situations Terry finds herself in are played for laughs, and the film eventually sinks into an all too typical conclusion, but the observations regarding the nature of sexuality are interesting and well handled.

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Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

Innocuous and highly-spirited screwball comedy about changing genders in a zany nod for advancement. Gottlieb's nutty narrative is inspired in its cheap laughs

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I can remember renting this one about 15 years or so, (no comments about my age, please!), and thinking it was not all that good. Have just now re-watched it as… More
Lenny Muggsy
Good 80's movie because the acting is bad but in a good 80's way which doesn't make sense unless you like the 80's
Aj V
A great drama/comedy about sexism in high school. The cast is great, and it's very funny too. Loved this movie.
Leigh Ryan
Funny, cute, and so 80's...
Cassie Hill
One of those movies that at times are comical but other times are sweet. :)
Red Lats
This movie is OK. It has all the typical silly parts when a girl is pretending to be a guy - troubles in gym (especially in skins vs shirts), etc. I thought… More