Wednesday, January 16, 2013

She’s All That (1999)


Number Rolled: 44
Movie Name/Year: She’s All That (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 95 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Director: Robert Iscove
Writer: R. Lee Fleming Jr.
Actors: Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard, Paul Walker, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Kevin Pollak, Anna Paquin, Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Usher Raymond, Kimberly Jones, Gabrielle Union, Dule Hill, Tamara Mello, Clea DuVall, Tim Metheson, Debbi Morgan, Alexis Arquette, Dave Buzzotta, Chris Owen

One of my very favorite things about rolling a popular movie from the late 80’s or the 90’s, is the nostalgia involved. Taking a look back at the beginning careers of actors or actresses that are really well known now, or just revisiting those that have dropped off the face of the Earth, is amusing for me. Hell, Sarah Michelle Geller has an uncredited five second part that you’ll miss if you blink.

The plot is your basic recipe ‘ugly duckling’ story line. Popular guy enters into a bet. Bet is that he can make the most ‘uncool’ girl at the school prom queen. He proceeds to start falling for her in the process. Blah, blah, blah. You know this story. Even if this isn’t your usual genre of movie, I’m sure you’ve at least accidentally come across it in your entertainment travels.

Rachel Leigh Cook is very attractive before the inevitable movie make-over, they basically just give her a haircut and contacts. Not impressed. You know what would be impressive? Doing it to Sloth from the Goonies. THAT would impress me.

The movie is utterly generic. The acting is fine. The script doesn’t bother me. It’s completely forgettable. Nothing in it really sticks to my memory, and I just finished watching it about a half hour ago. The best character in the entire thing is the main character, Laney Boggs, little brother Simon – played by a very young Keiran Culkin.

Not much else to say. It didn’t suck. It wasn’t great.

Overall Opinion – 2.5/5

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