She's All That

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She's All That ★★ 1999 (PG-13)

There are no surprises to be found in this formulaic Pygmalion-via-MTV teen comedy. Zack (Prinze Jr.) is the BMOC in yet another broadly drawn high school pecking order. After he's dumped by girlfriend Taylor (O'Keefe) for vain semicelebrity Brock (Lillard, in an amusing sendup of MTV's “The Real World”), he accepts a bet from a pal that he can make artsy wallflower Laney (Cook) into a prom queen. The intelligent Laney suspects his motives, but proceeds with the makeover with caution. When Taylor decides she wants her man back, the stage is set for a predictable prom night showdown. 97m/C VHS, DVD . Rachael Leigh Cook, Freddie Prinze Jr., Matthew Lillard, Paul Walker, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Kevin Pollak, Anna Paquin, Kieran Culkin, Elden (Ratliff) Henson, Usher Raymond, Gabrielle Union, Dule Hill, Kimberly (Lil' Kim) Jones; D: Robert Iscove; W: R. Lee Fleming Jr.; C: Francis Kenny; M: Stewart Copeland.