Sheroes (2023) – Movie Review and Summary (with Spoilers)

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“Sheroes” is the generic yet less entertaining version of Spring Breakers, with more guns and less sense. If I could walk out of this movie, I would.


Film Summary

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From its title, “Sheroes” feels like a lazy retread of more entertaining female-led action films or girls’ trip movies. Written and directed by Jordan Gertner, a producer behind more inspiring movies like “Spring Breakers” and “The Virgin Suicides,” “Sheroes” seems like it was written by AI trying to imitate what a movie about young women would sound like.

“Sheroes” immediately kicks off by introducing four best friends whose personalities blend together despite quick title tags that aren’t referred to again: there’s “Crazy Hot” Diamond, “Lost Soul” Daisy, “Waning Star” Ezra, and “Skater Girl” Ryder. Diamond invites the friends on a trip to Thailand, where they can party in a giant house, spend their days at the pool, and score coke off locals. Their good times (somewhat) change when Daisy is kidnapped and the other three women are told they must bring back the drugs to see Daisy alive again. “Let’s go to the police!” Ezra cries. “We can’t!” says Diamond. Why we can’t is never made clear.

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Instead of going to the police, the girls spend time still in bikinis at the pool while learning how to shoot guns and create 3D masks of the kidnapper’s face in order to kidnap him. I know this all sounds confusing, and that’s because it is. The frustrating kidnapping plot is interrupted repeatedly by nondescript pop music as the remaining girls’ party, have sex, and give lap dances. One laughable subplot is Diamond developing a romance with their private plane’s pilot/secret agent, who at one point tries to explain the plot of the movie and says, “I don’t know how the mixup happened! I really don’t!” Neither do we.

“Sheroes” is a male fantasy of what a female-led action movie is. The partying scenes are embarrassing, and the sudden shift into all the girls becoming action heroes without caring about who they murder is baffling. At one point, Daisy (the girl who was captured and had no access to the “gun training” Diamond taught them) fires a bazooka. How does she know how to do that? Who taught her to fire a bazooka? The world may never know.

In a massive shootout, the women save Daisy and get away with Ezra, who is shot and wounded. They board their plane, and Ezra’s wound is magically dressed, and someone else is now miraculously flying the plane. They cry out, “Sheroes!” together. And thankfully, the movie ends as frustratingly and confusingly fast as it started. Whether “Sheroes” is meant to be a female empowerment story or entertaining doesn’t matter; it fails at both.

“Fuck this bullshit” is something all the actors say directly to the camera at the beginning. I couldn’t agree more.

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Character Descriptions

Please Note: This character guide is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, and character descriptions may contain what can be considered spoilers.

Diamond

Diamond is the “Crazy Hot” girl whose dad is a movie star. She’s the one with the riches and is horny for the pilot.

  • The actor is also known for their role in “Shattered” and “Anna

Daisy

Daisy is the “Lost Soul,” but what that means is never explained. She has a secret relationship with Ryder but is kidnapped for most of the movie and isn’t shown again until the last ten minutes.

  • The actor is also known for their role in “Dragon Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky”

Ezra

Ezra is the “Waning Star,” but this also doesn’t seem to really matter to the plot. She is the more cautious member of the group, but at some point, she had sex with Diamond’s dad. This is brought up occasionally. 

Ryder

Ryder is the “Skater Girl,” who also happens to be an expert fighter and shooter. 

  • The actor is also known for their role in “Sex/Life” and “Batwoman.”

Review

Our Rating: Negative (Acquired Taste)

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Low Points

The Plot Takes the Path of Most Convenience

Diamond’s dad happens to have a safe room in the house equipped with guns. Anything the girls might need is readily available in technology, and somehow they all conveniently know how to use it. Since “Sheroes” never explains beforehand or hints at the capabilities of the women or the house, the action isn’t rewarding but a frustrating cheat to move the plot forward. One might see this as intentionally campy, but the tone never hints at being self-aware whatsoever.

Multiple Slow-Motion Scenes That Are More Cringe than Cool 

If “Sheroes” lacks a transition or needs to remind you how badass it thinks these women are, a slow-motion scene accompanied by a pop song plays. These scenes lead me to believe the movie is unaware of how cliche it is. A fun drinking game for you might be to take a drink every time a slow-motion scene or the word “toys” is mentioned.

On The Fence

Unclear Audience – Who Is This Meant For? 

The women in this are young, most likely representing a Gen Z background. Yet I can’t help but feel that because “Sheroes” was made by a middle-aged guy as it lacks real understanding or knowledge of what Gen Z would like to see. The rich girls searching for coke also seem like a tone-deaf story that doesn’t appeal to most women and has a disconnected idea of how common people party. It’s not satire, it’s not camp, and it’s not fun. What makes “Sheroes” most interesting is how uninteresting it all is.

General Information

Director(s) Jordan Gertner
Screenplay By Jordan Gertner
Based On N/A
Date Released (Video On Demand ) June 23, 2023
Genre(s) Action

Comedy

Film Length 1 Hour, 30  Minutes
Content Rating Rated R
Noted Characters and Cast
Diamond Sasha Luss
Daisy Skai Jackson
Ezra Isabella Fuhrman
Ryder Wallis Day

Movie Recommendations

If you like this movie, we recommend:

  1. Spring Breakers
  2. Girls Trip
  3. Unseen

Also, check our movies page for more recommendations and our latest movie reviews.

FAQs

What Is “Sheroes” Rated And Why?

Sheroes is Rated R for profanity, nudity, violence, and drug use.

Where Can I Watch “Sheroes”?

If you must watch “Sheroes,” it’s available through Video-on-Demand and available to rent starting July 7th.


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