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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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Robert Iscove
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Zack Siler
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Laney Boggs
Matthew Lillard ... Brock Hudson
Paul Walker ... Dean Sampson
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe ... Taylor Vaughan
Kevin Pollak ... Wayne Boggs
Anna Paquin ... Mackenzie Siler
Kieran Culkin ... Simon Boggs
Elden Henson ... Jesse Jackson
Usher Raymond ... Campus D.J.
Lil' Kim ... Alex (as Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' Jones)
Gabrielle Union ... Katie
Dulé Hill ... Preston
Tamara Mello ... Chandler
Clea DuVall ... Misty
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,065,430, 31 January 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$63,366,989

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,166,989
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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. See more »

Goofs

When Tyler is walking with her friends she talks about being queen but during this "speech" her mouth does not match what she is saying. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

The individuals thanks/acknowledgments in the end-credits are prefaced by the heading "They're All That". See more »

Connections

References Duck Soup (1933) See more »

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Wanderer
Written by J. Ralph (as Joshua "Spy" Ralph)
Performed by Spy
Published by EMI April Music Inc., Sugar Bear Deluxe Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Lava/Atlantic Recordings Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Predictable but nice
9 July 1999 | by rbverhoefSee 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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