In She’s All That popular student Zack (Freddie Prinze Jr) suffers the humiliation of being dumped by Taylor (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe), who has fallen for the charms of B-list actor Brock (Matthew Lillard).
As a joke, he claims to have the power to make any girl prom queen. His friends take him literally, offering the mypoic misfit loner Laney Boggs (Rachel Leigh Cook) for the Pygmalion treatment. He’s shocked into having to overcome her looks, attitude and, worst of all, lack of money, and his attempts to befriend her end in failure, until a chance meeting at an arts club shows her Zack has a different side to the macho meathead majority. Eventually, Laney decides to stand for prom queen, and Zack is overjoyed until he finds out the identity of her rival: Taylor…
The unlikely lovers make a credible pair, but they are outshone by the wayward O’Keefe and egomaniacal Lillard (who interrupts lovemaking to watch re-runs of his TV show), edging the film toward a Heathers-style satire.
Freddie Prinze Jr was the son of 1970’s sitcom star Freddie Prinze who killed himself midway through the run of his show Chico and the Man.
USA | 95 minutes | 1999
Director: Robert Iscove
Script: R. Lee Fleming Jr.,
Kevin Pollak as Wayne Boggs
Kieran Culkin as Simon Boggs
Tim Matheson as Harlan Siler
Gabrielle Union as Katie
Debbi Morgan as Ms. Rousseau
Tamara Mello as Chandler
Paul Walker as Dean Sampson
Clea DuVall as Misty
Sarah Michelle Gellar as Cafeteria Girl
Dulé Hill as Preston
Jodi Lyn O’Keefe as Taylor Vaughan
Michael Milhoan as Principal Stickley
Anna Paquin as Mackenzie Siler
Freddie Prinze Jr. as Zach Siler
Rachael Leigh Cook as Laney Boggs
Matthew Lillard as Brock Hudson
Lil’ Kim as Alex
Elden Henson as Jesse Jackson
Usher Raymond as Campus D.J.
Katharine Towne as Savannah
Alexis Arquette as Mitch
Dave Buzzotta as Jeffrey Munge Rylander
Chris Owen as Derek Funkhouser Rutley
Ashlee Levitch as Melissa
Debbie Lee Carrington as Felicity
Jennifer Lee Keyes as Dancer
Sarah Christine Smith as Dancer
Bree Turner as Dancer
Stephanie Landwehr as Dancer
Scott Hislop as Dancer
Ayesha Orange as Dancer
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