He’s All That Review
Here’s my He’s All That review which Addison Rae and Tanner Buchanan and directed by Mark Waters. Now streaming on Netflix.
Check out the trailer below:
So this was supposed to be a gender-swapped remake of the 1999 film She’s All That starring Rachel Leigh Cook and Freddie Prinze Jr. TikTok star Addison Rae plays Padgett Sawyer, an influencer who “falls from grace” after a live video goes south where she catches her boyfriend hooking up with a backup dancer. To bounce back, she strikes a deal to do a “makeover” with antisocial Cameron Kweller (Tanner Buchanan).
The cast look good. Rae was pretty in most scenes she’s in and the same goes for Buchanan who played Robby Keene in Cobra Kai. But the two main stars don’t have enough chemistry to get things going. All those cute and mushy moments felt fake and shallow. It’s really generic and formulaic but the same can be said for the original anyway.
The music goes from great to ugh. I did look some of them up on Spotify.
Now there are a couple of good things here in this film I want to point out.
- Original stars Rachel Leigh Cook and Shaggy himself, Matthew Lillard are here in the film. Cook plays Padgett’s mom while Lillard plays the principal. Honestly in my head Canon, Freddie Prinze Jr was Cameron’s dad.
- Buchanan imports over his karate moves from Cobra Kai and for a few seconds, I had to think that I was watching a different title. He did channel some bits of Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso here so that was good.
- Quinn and Nisha as LGBTQ couple was a nice twist here. It’s also nice that one popular girl went out like that and nobody gave her shit.
- Kourtney Kardashian is here (don’t know whether you’ll take that as a good or a bad though)
There’s also a ton of product placement which made me think that the money they earned from the product placement may have ended in Kourtney Kardashian’s pockets for those few scenes where she plays a beauty brand owner.