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

Fox (Mon., Sept. 13, 8 p.m. ET)


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.

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