She's All That

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2

Content: -2

Life in a California high school can have its drawbacks. Just ask Laney (Rachael Leigh Cook). She is considered to be one of the weirdest kids in her whole school, so when Zach (Freddie Prinze Jr.) bets his best friend that he can make any girl into the prom queen, Laney takes center stage. What Zach doesnt realize when he makes this bet is that although Laney may look like a geek, she is really a great person . But before he can make her the prom queen, he has to win her over. This is a task that he feels up to, especially since he is the star of the soccer team, the class president, and the all-around coolest guy on campus. But as he begins his effort, he finds that Laney may not be quite as easy a target as he once thought. SHES ALL THAT is a cute, romantic film that will find wide appeal among teenagers. Also, Kevin Pollak turns in a hilarious performance as Laneys dad.

Unfortunately, a number of scenes include references to sex by the teenagers. They are often found talking about sex they have experienced with someone, or sex they want to have with someone. In addition, there are a number of different slang terms used by the teenagers when describing either parts of their body or the body of someone they are thinking about. There are also a number of disturbing scenes that include teens either smoking or drinking. This behavior is considered acceptable throughout the film. In one scene, one of the teens throws a party at his house while his parents are away . At this party, nearly every teenager has a drink in his hand. And foul language also flows freely with many crudities, obscenities and profanities spoken. The numerous sexual references, drinking and frequent foul language destroy what could have been a reasonable acceptable teen film.

Preview Reviewer: John Adair
Miramax Films, 375 Greenwich, NY, NY 10013

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (24) times - Mild 9, Moderate 15

Obscene Language: Many (22) times (f-word 2, s-word 6, other 14)

Profanity: (10) times - Regular 6 (G 3, GD 1, Swear to G 2); Exclamatory 4 (Oh Lord, Oh God, Oh my God)

Violence: Few times Mild (people pushing one another)

Sex: Implied Once(unmarried couple in bed after sex with clothes on)

Nudity: None; Near Nudity: Several Times - (low cut dresses, bikinis, man in underwear)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times ( man grabs womans rear, several references to having sex, reference to unconventional sex, man dances sensually)

Drugs: Several times (smoking, alcohol)

Other: Drinking, smoking, and sex considered normal and acceptable for teenagers

Running Time: 96 minutes
Intended Audience: Teenagers

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