She’s All That (1999)

(In theaters, August 1999) A teen romantic comedy that’s far, far better when it remembers to be a comedy. Taking place in some fantasy high-school where students drive around in Porsches and Jeeps, She’s All That features some wickedly fun quotes and moments (the hilariously-directed why-I-dumped you scene, the energetic “Rockafeller Skank” dance number) but more often than not drags itself in unbelievable “dramatic” moments that just feel forced. Rachel Leigh Cook isn’t believable one second as an “unattractive” girl (it’s the glasses, yeah, even when she’s in that killer black swimsuit…) but Freddie Prinze Jr. manages to fulfill his role as “High School God” with a certain amount of coolness. Watchable, but not really exceptional.

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