She’s All That (1999)

An All-Star cast, struggling beneath the weight of a sub par script, bring us a reimagining of My Fair Lady.

Regan Humphrey

To salve his pride, recently dumped high school king, Zack Siler (Freddie Prinze Jr.) makes a bet that he can turn any girl into a prom queen—Even if that girl is Laney Boggs (Rachel Leigh Cook), a frumpy art student with all the appeal and social skills of the falafels she sells after school. Her transformation from social leper to prom queen candidate won’t be easy, especially when it turns out that she might and Zack might be cut out for friendship or something more.


Soundtrack: 30%
Story: 70%
Writing: 50%
Diversity: 100%
Daring: 50%
Racism: ABSENT — 0%
Gender Bias: PERVASIVE — 60%
Homophobia: PRESENT — 5%

The most applause-worthy part of this film is the fact that it brought Kiss Me by Sixpence None the Richer into the zeitgeist (and our lives) for years to come.

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