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 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 ... Campus D.J. (as Usher Raymond)
Lil' Kim ... Alex (as Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' Jones)
Gabrielle Union ... Katie
Dulé Hill ... Preston
Tamara Mello ... Chandler
Clea DuVall ... Misty
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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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A new comedy that proves there's more to attraction than meets the eye. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, crude humor, brief strong language and teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Rachael Leigh Cook's character's name, Laney Boggs, is a combination of the names of two characters played by Winona Ryder: Kim Boggs in Edward Scissorhands (1990) and Lelaina "Laney" Pierce in Reality Bites (1994). This is an apparent nod to Cook's and Ryder's physical resemblance. See more »

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Simon is wearing bi-lateral hearing aids. If he removes them for sleeping, how does he hear Laney knocking? See more »

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[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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Believe
Written and Performed by Goldie
Published by Warner/Chappell Music LTD. (PRS)
Administered by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of London Records 90 Limited
By Arrangement with Universal Film & TV Music
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worth watching for Rachel Leigh Cook
4 April 2009 | by rmlattimoreSee all my reviews

There are some movies that make me just stop what I'm doing and watch. Braveheart, Clear and Present Danger, Casino Royale, Godfather I and II, Goodfellas, Top Gun are just a few that come to mind. Not all are classics, but all have _something_ to them that engrosses me. She's All That is one of those movies.

Yes, Rachel Leigh Cook is so so cute. Fuggedaboudat. Watch her. See if she delivers one line as if she memorized it, as if she's repeating what someone else wrote. There's not one unnatural act or utterance from her. She is completely believable, and because her character rings so true, you cannot help but empathize with her, and that is what makes the movie -- when she wins out in the end, you're happy she did because she makes you care about her. She's as good as Kate Blanchett was in The Aviator (completely different movies, completely different roles, by Blanchett deservedly won an Oscar). She has that character absolutely nailed, you won't see - can't see -- a better performance.

(And for what it is worth, this may be Paul Walker's best performance. I credit the director for getting the performances that he did out of cast of young actors not generally known for their talent.) As for the rest of the movie, you've seen it before, but so what? Star Wars is Battle of Britain, set in the future with a backstory, no one holds that against it. The choreographed dance scene is great, and it IS well cast and it IS well acted, clichéd or not.


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English

Release Date:

29 January 1999 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,065,430, 31 January 1999

Gross USA:

$63,366,989

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,166,989
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