This film was a fantastic portrayal of what it's really like at school. We all went through it, and we can all relate to at least one of the characters. There is the gang of posh, snotty nosed bullies, the nerds, then all the people in between, and this film shows what happens when the two extremes come together and clash. It depends on which group you fitted into at school as to whether you will like this film or not... If you were a nerd, or anyone in between, you'll love it, because it shows that the bullies don't always come out on top.
A Brilliant Romantic Movie (by Hollie_H)
I loved the movie it had a good plot and great acting. This movie was so good it won like 8 awards. It is your average teen movie. Zach Siler Freddie Prinze Jr. makes a bet that he can turn and unpopular girl Laney Boggs Rachael Leigh Cook into prom queen after being dumped by his girlfriend Taylor Vaughan Jodi Lyn O'Keefe . The movie has some aspects of a Rom com with the odd witty comments. Freddie Prinze Jr and Rachael Leigh Cook play the characters amazingly they give you a great impression of the character and how they react in certain situations. If you have seen Not Another <more>
Teen Movie then you will find the plot line similar thats because they stole It from She's all that. This is a amazing typical romantic teen movie that will make your heart melt and i strongly recommend it for girlie nights in.
A realistic story based on Popular Guy loses Popular Girlfriend, and is out to Save His Reputation! (by kiasavanna)
She's all that is my favorite movie ever! The story begins with Zack Siler, the all-a-round popular boy Freddie Prince Jr. who loses his girlfriend Taylor Jodi Lyn O'Keefe after her rampage on Spring Break. Then after the public dismissal by radio host Usher he is out to save his reputation. He then takes a bet from his friend Paul Dean Sampson to turn the girl of Paul's choice into the prom queen in only six weeks. After a look around he decides on Laney Boggs Rachael Leigh Cook a girl who does not care of what other people think this helps her and sometimes weakens her <more>
in her art. Zack then decides to meet up with her. She thinks its all a joke and does not listen to anything Zack says until his many futile attempts to learn about her and her interests! Soon the Beauty and the Geek fall in love with some help from Zack's sister Mackenzie Anna Paquin , Laney's good friend N/A and Laney's Dad Kieran Culkin . In the end see if Laney wins Prom Queen and the consequences on Zack's behalf if she doesn't!This movie is a classic! I like this movie ,so much I am purchasing it! If you are looking for a movie that is realistic, check out She's All That! You'll be glad you did!
One of the best movies in its genre (by Joejoesan)
I just saw this movie for the sixth or seventh time on television and I wondered what Rachael Leigh Cook was doing these days. So I checked the IMDb and to my amazement I saw that this movie is rated with a miserable 5.4! What the hell? In my opinion She's all that is one of the best movies in it's teenager/highschool/romcom genre. The story is comfortable predictable and all the performances from Freddy Prinze to Rachel Leigh Cook and even Matthew Lillard - who's pretty hilarious are great. We also find Paul Walker pretty scary! and Anna Paquin in one of their earlier <more>
roles.Director Robert Iscove also has some nice visual surprises in store for us. The way he introduces the Florida flashback at the pool may be lent from Tucker: A man and his dream, but it works very well. One of the best parts is the dance scene to the music of Fat Boy Slim at the end of the movie. The choreography is excellent and the camera-work first rate. I think that scene is an absolute classic especially since it wasn't even planned to be in the movie .All in all She's all that is pretty underrated, I think. It's difficult to make a good romantic movie, I know. I love the genre, but the only ones that really survive the test of time can be counted on one hand. Rob Reiner's The Sure Thing and When Harry Met Sally are up there. Garry Marshall's Frankie and Johnny, Ang Lee's Sense & Sensibility, The Notebook and Simon West's Pride & Prejudice also come to mind.She's all that may not be a classic like the movies I mentioned before, but there's more to that movie than you would think after first seeing it.A miserable 5.4... Come on, guys! 8,5 out of 10
Seeing this now as a 20 year old and it coming out when I was only just around 4 years old, it makes me think how the 1990's were awesome. Although I have to say, this movie unlike today gives us a scoop of the way people are stereotypically just judged people by the way they look and change them. I honestly think Zac shouldn't have really changed Laney but really let Laney change for herself like!I was so happy to see the stars in this film. Usher really made his character bring a good vibe as a school DJ. Paul Walker RIP was brilliant at acting as a really mad frat guy, although I <more>
didn't think he was gonna take Laney at the end of the day haha! Also seeing Lil Kim really enlightened this film, however she didn't get much lines in this film which was a bit disappointing but it was great to see her in the film. :
Sweet, charming, hilarious, touching, and heartwarming romantic comedy (by Catherine_Grace_Zeh)
SHE'S ALL THAT, in my opinion, is a sweet, charming, hilarious, touching, and heartwarming romantic comedy. When Laney Rachael Leigh Cook got her makeover, I thought she looked good, especially in the clothing she wore after that point in the movie. It would have been nice if she had kept her really long hair, though. As for Taylor Jodi Lyn O'Keefe , I thought she was an absolute b****! This was because of her attitude and the way she treated Laney. When she poured beer on Laney's dress at one point in the film, I wanted to grab Taylor and slap her on the side of her face. <more>
There was only one scene that grossed me out, and that was the pubic hair pizza scene. Oh, that was really gross! I mean, who would want to eat pizza with someone else's pubic hair on it? That is so disgusting! When Zach Freddie Prinze Jr. showed up in the film, he looked really hot, especially in the tuxedo he wore to the prom. Before I wrap this up, I must say that everyone involved in SHE'S ALL THAT did an excellent job. Now, in conclusion, to all you Freddie Prinze Jr. or Rachael Leigh Cook fans who have not seen this sweet, charming, hilarious, touching, and heartwarming romantic comedy, I highly recommend it!
worth watching for Rachel Leigh Cook (by rmlattimore)
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 <more>
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.
I'm actually surprised at all the negativity aimed at this movie. But I really shouldn't be, you know? It's a formulaic, stereotypical movie about high school and teenagers. In short, it's another teen movie Not Another Teen Movie - get it? . But there is something disarming about "She's All That." It's sweet, it's funny, it's cute, it's charming, and it's kind of innocent in its own unique way, of course .OK, maybe I'm being a little hyperbolic with calling this movie "innocent," but I'm making these judgments because this <more>
is a movie that I've always admired since it first came out in 1999 - I was 14 and in middle school that year, so I was definitely within its target audience - and I eagerly rented it on VHS from Blockbuster Video after being released on home video. Regrettably, I never really watched it again after that for some reason; I really wish I could come up with a reasonable explanation, but I honestly have none. As an aside, a few months ago I purchased the movie on Blu-ray DVD and I finally had the opportunity to watch the movie in its entirety for the first time in 12 years. I personally feel that, unlike many of the teen comedies released on the tail end of the oh-so-cynical seen-it-all '90s, "She's All That" was one of the far better movies from that time. It was incredibly well-acted by its wholesome, good-looking leads, played by Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook , well-written by R. Lee Fleming, Jr , and directed by Robert Iscove . I felt that the budding romantic chemistry between the two leads was real and believable. Additionally, the characters, especially Cook's character, Plain Jane art student Laney Boggs, seemed real, three-dimensional, and sympathetic.I single out Rachael Leigh Cook because this was really her movie all the way. In other words, she simply wasn't running her character through the motions of Fleming's script, and she made Laney Boggs all her own - a living, breathing human being and not a brown-eyed, brunette-haired bombshell. She doesn't go from zero to 10 in the time it takes for you to zip up your jacket, no even though in the real world, it would be utterly ridiculous for her to be considered, even in her "ugly duckling" stage, anything less than "very, very pretty"; all she needs to do is lose the glasses, do her hair, and update her wardrobe and she's done - instant prom queen status . Her transformation into a beauty queen is something that is seen as a gradual process and is full of real effort on her part. In other words, She really is All That.At the beginning of the film, all-American jock - star soccer player - and class president and essentially nice good-guy Zack Siler Prinze, Jr. is publicly dumped by his shallow, self-absorbed girlfriend Taylor Vaughan Jodi Lyn O'Keefe for an annoying reality TV star from "The Real World" named Brock Hudson Matthew Lillard, of "Scream" . Zack bets with his best friend Dean Paul Walker that he can turn any girl in the school into a prom queen in six weeks. Dean chooses Laney Boggs. Predictably, Zack starts to fall for Laney - especially after his younger sister Mackenzie Anna Paquin gives her an extreme makeover - and soon finds himself questioning his bet with Dean.As I stated earlier, there isn't a whole lot to the plot that hasn't been seen before in earlier, better teen pictures like, say, for instance, 1987's "Can't Buy Me Love," which this film could be considered in some ways a modern update of . But what saves it are its performances from two real, likable characters who are given a chance on-screen to really learn from each other, and learn ABOUT each other and make some unique discoveries about themselves in the process. It's just a quality that I wish more teen films shared these days."She's All That" - It really is All That, and then some more.8/10
Nerdy girl, popular boy, a bet, self-discovery, bet goes bad, love triumphs with some sweet revenge . (by dmaynard-2)
Loved this movie. Great for a date, good for a laugh, entertaining and a sweet romantic comedy.Yes, is a pretty predictable plot, but what teen movie isn't? It had some unique aspects that I thought were creative and entertaining.I thought it was well cast and well acted. The parts where I was supposed to laugh, I found myself laughing. The parts where I was supposed to get angry, I got angry. And the parts were I was supposed to yearn for love, I yearned. Whoever rates this poorly, probably doesn't understand the PURPOSE and MEANING of a romantic comedy teen movie... This one totally <more>