by • January 6, 2012 • Blu-Ray, ReviewComments (1)220

Blu-ray Review: SHE’S ALL THAT

Rating: PG-13
Studio: Miramax/Lionsgate
MSRP: $14.99, but Amazon has it for $9.99
Running Time: 95 minutes

What’s Going On?

The ’90-iest  of the ’90s movies, this easily overlooked high school film featured a lot of pretty people who were obviously too old to be high schoolers. But damn if this movie wasn’t fun, maybe more so now than it was back then. The lesson that maybe the nerdy girl who’s into art and has glasses and a ponytail might actually be the woman of your dreams if you just gave her a chance.

Who’s In It:

It’s a who’s who of actors who either once shined very brightly and then kind of faded away, or one’s that didn’t have a huge role in this film and went on to become major stars. Among those are Freddie Prinze, Jr., Matthew Lillard, Rachel Leigh Cook, Paul Walker, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Kevin Pollack, Anna Paquin, Gabrielle Union and even R&B superstar Usher Raymond.

If You Like…:

Your movies fun but a bit shallow. Although this was a smarter film than we gave it credit for at its release because it’s had a bit of staying power. It wears its influences on it’s sleeve, but this film has since gone on to influence high school movies of today a little bit.

Special Features:

    • Commentary by Director Robert Iscove: This film isn’t one that really needs to be taken too seriously, but Robert Iscove certainly takes it seriously. You’ll know more than you ever wanted to know about this film from his commentary. Except for his thoughts on the infamous dance scene towards the end of the film.
    • Music Video: Sixpence None the Richer performing “Kiss Me”.
The Technical Gist:

Presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Lionsgate/Miramax with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 1.85:1 and a a lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix

The Verdict

Really only for those who have either never owned this film on any format or the really die hard completists. I’d say QUEUE IT without a doubt, especially if you’ve never seen it, and at the price it’s available it, you’ll certainly either want to see it over and over again, or never want to again.


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