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A high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school's prom queen.

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She's All That is your typical high school prom king and queen story and the run in defending the star status in the upcoming election. High school hottie, Zach Siler is dumped by his prom-queen girlfriend, the equally hot and extremely popular, Taylor Vaughan who fell for a second-hand world reject TV soap star who she met over the spring break. Having publicly dumped, Zach defends his discomposure by stating that Taylor is all make-up and wonder-bra and he can make any ordinary girl a prom queen with similar package. His high-school buddy, Dean Sampson, engages him in a bet following the statement and picks the geeky looking Laney Boggs out of the crowd as the girl Zach must transform into the new prom queen. Zach agrees since he has no options but as time passes and Laney begins to transform, Zach finds her to be unusually attractive. While all that falls beautifully in place, it's not your typical fairy-tale either. Throw in Dean Sampson to complicate the situation and he does ... Written by Sofea Shah

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A new comedy that proves there's more to attraction than meets the eye. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, crude humor, brief strong language and teen drinking | See all certifications »

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29 January 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A csaj nem jár egyedül  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,200,565 (UK) (21 May 1999)

Gross:

ESP 400,097,311 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

The character "Brock Hudson" was actually named after a real-life student of the same name at St. John's School in Houston, Texas, the same school where Rushmore (1998) was filmed. Screenwriter R. Lee Fleming Jr. went to this school, along with Wes Anderson (director of "Rushmore") and Will Wallace, where the phrase "what kind of name is Brock Hudson?" (used twice in this movie) was commonly heard. See more »

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When Zach looks at his college acceptance letters, the inside addresses shown are those of the colleges. In a real letter, the inside address would be that of the recipient. The school's address would be shown elsewhere on the letterhead. See more »

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[first lines]
Laney Boggs: Simon! Simon, I have got your breakfast! Are you up?
Simon Boggs: Give me a couple of minutes.
Laney Boggs: Simon Boggs, there are children in Mexico who have already been up for three hours making clothes for corporate America.
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The opening credits are shown as an artist's work. For example, a paint tube squirts some paints, which transforms into the letters. See more »

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Sugar
Written by Jo Lloyd (as Lloyd), James Wright (as Wright), David Magee (as Magee)
Performed by Stretch Princess
Published by Renfield Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Wind-up Records
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Not the worst
24 October 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While I would never put this film up with the contender teen flicks (American Pie for instance), if there was a pick between this and Bring it On, I'd go for the first. The story follows a smart, preppy, and popular teen (Freddie Prinze Jr.) called Zach who gets dumped by his girlfriend, but then takes a bet the to turn a outsider art girl (Rachel Leigh Cook has some great charm and sexuality) into prom queen. While I wouldn't call this the best idea to turn someone's mindset like that, the film makes it almost work, and slightly (though never completely) makes Zach's lifestyle apealing. Sweet romantic comedy, though it isn't a quality flick. B-


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