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She's All That (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 29 January 1999 (USA)
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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, Zack Siler is dumped by his prom-queen girlfriend, the equally attractive and extremely popular, Taylor Vaughan who fell for a second-hand world reject TV soap star who she met over the spring break. Having been publicly dumped, Zack 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 a similar package. His high-school buddy, Dean Sampson, engages him in a bet following this statement and picks the geeky looking Laney Boggs out of the crowd as the girl Zack must transform into the new prom queen. Zack agrees since he has no option, but as time passes and Laney begins to transform, Zack begins to find her attractive. While all that falls beautifully in place, it's not your typical fairy-tale. Throw in Dean Sampson to complicate the situation, as when he ... Written by Sofea Shah

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These two opposites attract... but EVERYONE'S trying to keep them apart! See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

29 January 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A csaj nem jár egyedül  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,065,430 (USA) (29 January 1999)


$63,319,509 (USA) (25 June 1999)

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Rachael Leigh Cook's character's name, Laney Boggs, is a combination of the names of two characters played by Winona Ryder: Kim Boggs in Edward Scissorhands (1990) and Lelaina "Laney" Pierce in Reality Bites (1994). This is an apparent nod to Cook's and Ryder's physical resemblance. See more »


Katie's bag jumps about between shots at the party as she talks to Zack. See more »


[first lines]
Laney Boggs: Simon! Simon, I have got your breakfast! Are you up?
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Hanging On
Written by Emily Gerber and Carlos Calvo
Performed by Emily & Carlos
Published by Time Jump Music (ASCAP)
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Predictable but nice
9 July 1999 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

When I saw this film a couple of years ago, I was sixteen, I sort of loved it. Seeing it again, not in my teenage years anymore, I realize that 'She's All That' really is for teenagers. I still like it, yes, but now that I have seen so many more movies there are a lot of predictable, therefore lesser, parts.

For starters it is set on a high school but the characters seem to be in their mid-twenties. Of course that is pretty logical since the actors are in their mid-twenties. Well, Rachael Leigh Cook was only twenty, and I have to admit that she is the main reason to see this movie if you are a guy. Freddie Prinze Jr. is her love interest and personally I think he is one of the most annoying actors out there, no exception here.

The whole story is very predictable actually. Prinze is the most popular guy on their high school, just dumped by his beautiful girlfriend. Now he makes a bet with a friend: he can turn any girl into a prom queen. The friend selects the girl and of course he chooses Rachael Leigh Cook. Convenient for Prinze, since she already is a beautiful girl. It does not really matter whether she wears glasses and floppy pants. Of course he really falls in love with her, of course the bet comes out, of course the girl is mad, of course the movie end on the prom, and of course it will be a happy ending.

Yes, predictable it is, but also sweet, even with an actor like Prinze. Sometimes it is funny and when you are watching a romantic comedy all you really want, I guess, is the main characters get together in a nice way. That sort of happens. A teenager will probably love it, but others will not completely waste their time.

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