She's All That (1999) Poster


The film contains several hidden references to the pop group Hanson, aside from the photograph during Taylor's campaign. The two main characters are named Taylor and Zac - two of the members of Hanson. Mackenzie, and Jesse - two minor characters, were younger members of the Hanson family.
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Filmed at the same high school as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996). Sarah Michelle Gellar, who plays Buffy in the series and who co-starred with Freddie Prinze Jr. in I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), has a small, non-speaking cameo. The same high school was used in Not Another Teen Movie (2001) that parodied this movie, in some cases line by line.
The Prom dancing sequence originally wasn't scripted and wasn't going to be filmed. It was added in at the last minute to make the movie go a few extra minutes.
Zach doesn't want to go to his Dad's alma mater, Dartmouth. His dad is played by Tim Matheson who starred in Animal House (1978), which was partly inspired by the time of of the film's writers spent at Dartmouth. At the end of "Animal House", Matheson is said to move to California and become a doctor . . . which he is in this film.
This film was the last to be reviewed in print by Gene Siskel. He gave it a favorable review.
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.
Film debut of Gabrielle Union.
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.
The photo of Laney's mother is of actress Bonnie Bedelia, the real-life aunt of Kieran Culkin who played Laney's brother, Simon.
In a 2013 interview, M. Night Shyamalan claimed to have ghostwritten the script. Fleming has denied this. On the Blu-ray commentary for the film, director Robert Iscove confirms that Shyamalan was brought in after pre-production began as a contributor to the script. After his story points were added, the final rewrite was then handed back to Fleming so that he could lend the story his unique voice in writing for teenage characters.
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Matthew Lillard appeared together again in the Scooby-Doo movies, as Fred and Shaggy. Those movies also featured Sarah Michelle Gellar (mentioned in another trivia item here) as Daphne.
Dulé Hill stars as a main characters on the tv series Psych (2006), while Rachael Leigh Cook, Freddie Prinze Jr., Elden Henson, Tamara Mello and Carlos Jacott, all make guest appearances at separate times during the series, respectively.
Kevin Pollak is repeating the ongoing joke, which is about guessing wrong in jeopardy all the time. He originally did this in Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997).
In one scene, a copy of John Irving's book "The Cider House Rules" is visible in the background behind Kieran Culkin. Culkin played Buster in The Cider House Rules (1999).
Acting debut of Lil' Kim.
Director Robert Iscove told Yahoo in 2014 that Josh Hartnett was considered for the role of Zack Siler and Leelee Sobieski, Mena Suvari, and Jordana Brewster auditioned for the role of Laney Boggs.
She's All That is an adaptation of the stage play "Pygmalion"
Elden Henson (Jesse) and Anna Paquin (Mackenzie) would go on to star in productions from Marvel Comics. Henson in Netflix's Daredevil and Paquin in the X-Men franchise. On top of that, Henson's Daredevil co-star Daborah Ann Woll co-starred with Paquin on HBO's True Blood.
Dule Hill (Preston) and Rachael Leigh Cook (Laney Boggs) later appeared together in the 2006 series, Psych, as Burton 'Gus' Guster and Abigail Lytar, respectively.
The character of Simon Boggs ((Kieren Culkin) is wearing dual hearing aids.
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Jodi Lyn O'Keefe played a teenager in "whatever it takes" (2000) the year after . Both roles involved her as the "hot chick" of the school
Kieran Culkin and Elden Henson previously starred in The Mighty (1998) one year prior.
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The falafel restaurant is the same one used in the 1989 movie "Loverboy" staring Patrick Dempsey.
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Four of the cast members from this movie have all played characters on the USA tv show, "Psych".
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Milo Ventimiglia: One of the JV soccer players cleaning the house.
Sarah Michelle Gellar: A pupil speaks with men at the table.


The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

At the end of the movie, Freddie Prinze, Jr. is forced by Paul Walker to attend his graduation ceremony naked. In Joy Ride (2001), Paul Walker is forced to walk naked through a diner. However, Paul Walker was totally naked when he filmed his nude scene in Joy Ride (2001). Freddie Prinze, Jr. was not really naked in the nude scene in this movie.

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