She's All That
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If Hollywood can shoehorn William Shakespeare into the teen-movie treatment with Romeo and Juliet, and Jane Austen with Clueless (from her novel, Emma), why not George Bernard Shaw? While his Pygmalion has been staged and filmed endless times, most famously as the musical My Fair Lady, here Shaw goes to high school. This time around, a Los Angeles' school's most popular guy Zack (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) loses his girlfriend Taylor (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) to television star Brock Hudson (Scream's Matthew Lillard). Zack then vows to his friends that he can take any girl in school and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"She's All That feels like it could have been made by a team of septuagenarians from the glory days of American Intl. Pictures."
‑ Godfrey Cheshire, Variety
"A trite classic."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"A laughable film and one that doesn't need a spoof to show how idiotic it tends to be."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"She's All That is not likely to make a mark or be remembered by anyone for very long, but it's harmless enough and useful for finding the finer points of this genre."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"It's wretchedly predictable, inconsistently funny and not always well-written. It's enjoyable enough, but a truly good movie it's not."
‑ Eugene Novikov, Film Blather
"It's often impossible to distinguish what's meant to be cartoonish from what's meant to be dramatic, but the confusion seems appropriately adolescent."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"Director Robert Iscove isn't really taxing his imagination, but that's probably just as well."
‑ Paul Tatara,
"Uneven "ugly duckling" teen flick."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The tempo of the film does well to cure the unlikely romance with just the right amount of anxiety and the leads -- especially Cook, who is wonderfully promising here -- create an earnestly heartfelt chemistry."
‑ Tom Meek, Film Threat
"Considering that all of us (even, one surmises, the young viewers smack in the hairlines of this movie's demographic gunsights) can guess where this story is going, why is the last third of this film so unrelentingly slow?"
‑ Jim Shelby, Palo Alto Weekly
"A formula flick."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"She's All That is essentially a formulaic comedy, but it has enough glimmerings of originality and wit to make you wish it were much bolder and funnier than it turns out to be."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Iscove's film has its own brand of charm and is reasonable enough in its ambitions that it's awfully hard to resist."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"With She's All That, we see how true garbage may nevertheless teem with a life of its own."
‑ Stuart Klawans, The Nation
"The dance stops eventually, and then those darn kids start talking again. Way to ruin the mood."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
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