She's All That (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

She's All That (1999)

She's All That (1999)

She's All That



Critic Consensus: Despite its charming young leads, She's All That can't overcome its predictable, inconsistently funny script.

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In the tradition of Clueless, Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, comes a hilarious new comedy about sex, style and popularity... starring Hollywood's hottest new teenage talent. At a snobbish high school in Los Angeles, Laney is not your typical student. In a place that's all about appearances, she's all about art, truth and making a difference in the world. She never attracted much attention until the most popular guy at school bet his buddies he could transform her into the prom queen. Now, he has five weeks to make her over, take her out and set her up. But they have no idea who they're bargaining with.more
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, crude humor, brief strong language and teen drinking)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: R. Lee Fleming, R. Lee Fleming Jr.
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 15, 2002


Anna Paquin
as Mackenzie
Elden Henson
as Jesse Jackson
as Campus D.J.
Dulé Hill
as Preston Harrison
Tamara Mello
as Chandler
Tim Matheson
as Harlan Siler
Debbi Morgan
as Ms. Rousseau
Dave Buzzotta
as Jeffrey Munge Ryland...
Chris Owen
as Derek Funkhouser Rut...
Charlie Dell
as Elderly Man
Michael Milhoan
as Principal Stickley
Carlos Jacott
as Prom Photographer
Wendy Fowler
as Harmony
Bob Baglia
as Beatnik
Clay Rivers
as Gustave
Sara Rivas
as Vampire Girl
Milo Ventimiglia
as Soccer Player
Kente Scott
as Sophomore Boy
Kim Cotton
as Dancer
Dani Lee
as Dancer
Joe Loera
as Dancer
Usher Raymond
as Campus D.J.
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Critic Reviews for She's All That

All Critics (60) | Top Critics (14)

She's All That feels like it could have been made by a team of septuagenarians from the glory days of American Intl. Pictures.

Full Review… | August 7, 2007
Top Critic

It's often impossible to distinguish what's meant to be cartoonish from what's meant to be dramatic, but the confusion seems appropriately adolescent.

Full Review… | August 7, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A formula flick.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A trite classic.

Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

It's a pleasing but routine effort.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

A laughable film and one that doesn't need a spoof to show how idiotic it tends to be.

Full Review… | February 7, 2013
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for She's All That


"She's All That" is probably one of the highest points in Freddy Prinze Jr.'s career, and even though this film is pretty run-of-the-mill and 100% predictable, you can definitely have some fun with it's 90's nostalgia feel. After a bet from his best friend (Paul Walker), Zack must turn the nerdiest girl in school into his prom queen. Whatever you think will happen in that type of premise, happens, and nothing really new is brought to the table, but the characters are likeable and the soundtrack is nice to hear. With some pretty one-note scriptwriting and some average cinematography, "She's All That" falls into the category of very forgettable films. Although the cast is good and the cliches are enjoyable for once, it is not strong enough to warrant a recommendation. Sadly, this is just another 90's high school romance that will flutter away with all the others.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Rachael Leigh Cook is hot, mm'kay? In trying to uglify herself though, she contracts an unfortunate case of Vapid Face Syndrome.

To slake a hankering for classic 90s teen movie, I gave "She's All That" a re-gander and found that it hasn't held up like "10 Things I Hate About You" or "Clueless" or even the first two "American Pies." This "Pygmalion"-lite is deserving of its "Not Another Teen Movie" treatment with its easily recognizable stereotypes and suspension of disbelief. Ducky-esque Jesse is blustery and useless, and even the group dance to Fatboy Slim's "The Rockafeller Skank" (of which I never knew the title) seems lame and dated.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

An old favourite I recently rewatched. Yes, it's far fetched, particularly the casting of Rachael Leigh Cook as an ugly girl, but is just such a nice film, I don't really care.
Great cast - whatever happened to Clea Duvall and Jodi Lynn O'Keefe? Never seem to see them anymore. Also small cameo by Sarah Michelle Gellar and fun to see a very young Anna Paquin. Freddie has a nice presence in this too.
Nice 90's teen movie, one of the better ones.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

She's All That Quotes

Mackenzie Siler: When was the last time you tweezed?
Laney Boggs: What?
Mackenzie Siler: I mean your eyebrows.
Laney Boggs: Never, why?
Mackenzie Siler: Ever watch Sesame Street?
Laney Boggs: Yeah.
Mackenzie Siler: You know Bert?
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
Laney Boggs: Screw the dolphins.
Jesse Jackson: A guy tried that last year, banned from Sea World for life.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
Taylor Vaughan: Jump up my ass, Zack.
Zack Siler: Been there, done that.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
Zack Siler: Sometimes when you open up to people, you let the bad in with the good.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)

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