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She’s All That (1999)

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She’s All That (1999)


Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Rachael Leigh Cook
Matthew Lillard
Paul Walker
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
Kevin Pollak
Usher Raymond
Kimberly "Lil' Kim" Jones
Anna Paquin

Directed by Robert Iscove

There is no way you could have survived the 90s without seeing She’s All That. The movie is in its own rights the classic teen movie of the 90s. After She’s All That every other teen movie lined up to be just like, but they never really reached there, even 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) with Julia Stile and The late Ledger wished to be this good.

What does She’s All That boast of?

A Charming cast. The cast of the movie is what made this movie the hit it was in the 90s. The reality though about this movie is the high level of predictability it had, takes away all the fun of surprise.

She’s All That is about Prom. The most popular boy in school Zach (Freddie Prince Jr.) and the most popular girl Taylor (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) are sure to come out as prom king and queen this year if everything plays right, adding to the mix they are dating.

The movie kicks off with a shake off, Taylor dumps Zach for a reality TV star and Zach makes a bet with his friend that he can take any girl in the school and turn her into the prom queen, defeating Taylor.

The girl selected for him to carry out the experiment on was Laney (Rachael Leigh Cook), the bet was going on well until Zach falls for Laney and is finding it hard to carry on lying to her.

Enough said about the movie, the cast for me had the movie by the neck and took it to the cleaners. Here I got introduced to future stars like Freddie Prince Jr., Dule Hill, The late Paul Walker, Rachael Leigh Cook and Gabriel Union.

The directing though can be arrested for being too plain, simple and predictable to the core. Notwithstanding though, if the director or the writers had changed the way the movie went, I wonder if this movie will still come out as a 90s classic.

Spoiler Alert
Although the first time I was watching it I thought Laney would win Prom Queen, but the writers decided to throw a monkey wrench in the works, by adding a twist right there.

In the end, I really enjoyed seeing this movie again, a feel good movie to the bone.

Look out for, Takbir Bashir an underground rapper for Styles of Beyond, rapping a She’s All That song in the mid of the movie. Look out also for Sarah Michelle Gellar she plays a Girl in Cafeteria whom Laney's brother Simon (Kieran Culkin) offered pepper.

I will be keeping a copy of this movie in my archive.


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