Back in 1999, She’s All That starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachel Leigh Cook was an addictive teen romantic film that had it all. Turning a plain nerdy girl into the talk of the high school based on a bet. It launched the stardom for Cook and made the movie’s theme song “Kiss Me” from Sixpence None the Richer a radio hit.
Now more than two decades later, Netflix re-launches the movie with a reversed role story with He’s All That with nearly the same storyline with cultural references for the millennial and post-millennial.
The new cast stars Addison Rae, Tanner Buchanan, Madison Pettis, Peyton Meyer, Isabella Crovetti, Myra Molloy, and Annie Jacob. For nostalgic fans, Matthew Lillard and Rachael Leigh Cook make their appearances in the film, but not the same characters from She’s All That.
Here’s the official synopsis of He’s All That:
In this reimagining of 1999’s She’s All That, teen social media influencer Padgett’s humiliating on-camera breakup goes viral, leading her to make a risky bet to save her reputation: She swears she can turn scruffy antisocial Cameron into prom king material. But things get complicated when she finds herself falling for him IRL (in real life).
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Like it or hate it—She’s All That is one of the best teen romance films of the 1990s and early 2000s. Although many people hate remakes, Netflix’s He’s All That reintroduces this teen romance film for a new younger generation that includes newer lingos and social media influences, which were non-existent for the previous generations. As for the story, if it works, then why change it.
He’s All That releases globally on Netflix on August 27.
Watch the trailer below. Let us know what you think of it.