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She's All That (1999)

She's All That (1999)

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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.
Rating:
PG-13 (for sexual content, crude humor, brief strong language and teen drinking)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Miramax

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Cast

Anna Paquin
as Mackenzie
Elden Henson
as Jesse Jackson
Usher Raymond
as Campus D.J.
Dulé Hill
as Preston Harrison
Tamara Mello
as Chandler
Clea DuVall
as Misty
Tim Matheson
as Harlan Siler
Debbi Morgan
as Ms. Rousseau
Dave Buzzotta
as Jeffrey Munge Rylander
Chris Owen
as Derek Funkhouser Rutley
Charlie Dell
as Elderly Man
Michael Milhoan
as Principal Stickley
Carlos Jacott
as Prom Photographer
Ashlee Levitch
as Melissa
Vanessa Lee Chester
as Girl No. 2
Katharine Towne
as Savannah
Wendy Fowler
as Harmony
Bob Baglia
as Beatnik
Clay Rivers
as Gustave
Sara Rivas
as Vampire Girl
Amon Bourne
as Rapper
Takbir Bashir
as Rapper
Milo Ventimiglia
as Soccer Player
Kente Scott
as Sophomore Boy
Kim Cotton
as Dancer
T.J. Espinoza
as Dancer
Tony Fugate
as Dancer
Alicia Gilley
as Dancer
Scott Hislop
as Dancer
Dani Lee
as Dancer
Joe Loera
as Dancer
Mayah McCoy
as Dancer
Yesha Orange
as Dancer
Sarah Smith
as Dancer
Bree Turner
as Dancer
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Critic Reviews for She's All That

All Critics (58) | 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
Variety
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

Director Robert Iscove isn't really taxing his imagination, but that's probably just as well.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
CNN.com
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for She's All That

½

"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
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
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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