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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 (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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. See more »

Goofs

Girl (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is sitting in Cafeteria and speaking with Man, but in next shot when Derek Funkhouser Rutley (Chris Owen) is eating dirty pizza, the Girl has disappeared. 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

Referenced in Carrie (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Rockafeller Skank
Written by Fatboy Slim (as Norman Cook), Terry Winford, John Barry
Performed by Fatboy Slim
Published by PolyGram Music Publishing, Ltd. / MCA / Glenwood Music Corp.
o/b/o EMI Robbins (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Astralwerks
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Moments in Time
3 August 2014 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

That the IMDb score is way too low speaks I think to the fact that the intended audience for the film was ... disappointed. Perhaps expectations were too high? Perhaps this story had been done once too often. But the odd fact (and the thrust of this review) is that the film is memorable because the stars rise above the material .... before they themselves burn out and lapse into film obscurity.

It was an odd confluence of talent. Director Iscove is well respected in TV but this remains one of his only shots at a feature. Prinze, who had pretty much owned the casting niche he was in, was 23 at the time the film was made and arguably long in the tooth for a high schooler. Nonetheless the chemistry between him and Leigh-Cook was powerful and that chemistry held the movie up when the dialog and the mugging by the other actors let it down.

It's all timing. Leigh-Cook never really made the transition to films after, but kept very busy with TV. Prinze never really made the transition, period, but he's still a young guy and who knows? The Pygmalion thing has been done to death but oddly Iscove, Prinze and Leigh-Cook kept it alive for one more outing. Entertaining.


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