Picks and Pans Review: Just One of the Girls
updated 09/13/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/13/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT
In a teen farce, Corey Haim plays a kid being hectored by the school bully (Cameron Bancroft). He begins disguising himself as a girl to escape a beating, cross-dressing apparently being the better part of valor. (Hey, I don't make up these plots; I just review them.)
There is one advantage to Haim's desperate ruse: He as she gets to chum around intimately with the cheerleader (Nicole Eggert of Baywatch) he has a crush on. Unfortunately, if unsurprisingly, the bully develops a serious case of the hots for the new girl.
With his long blond wig and makeup, Haim looks uncannily like Blossom's Mayim Bialik. Most of the other ' "high schoolers," on the other hand, look more like PTA members.
This teen transvestite theme is a familiar formula, covered as recently as 1992's Ladybugs. This movie doesn't bring anything new to the game, but it does have a light, allegro comedic touch.