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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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These two opposites attract... but EVERYONE'S trying to keep them apart! 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)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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. See more »

Goofs

The lifeguard tower at the beach jumps from being open and occupied to completely closed up between shots. 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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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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References The Challenge (1998) See more »

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Up To Us
Written and Performed by Allrighse
Published by Allrighse Music / I Like 'Em Thicke Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of RBI Records
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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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