- "He's All That" is a Netflix remake of the 1999 film "She's All That."
- Alongside nods to the original, the remake also has many cringeworthy moments.
- Warning: This post contains some spoilers for "He's All That."
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“He’s All That” is a remake of the 1999 movie “She’s All That” where popular high schooler Zack Siler (Freddie Prinze Jr.) gave less popular classmate Laney Boggs (Rachael Leigh Cook) a makeover to win a bet.
In the 2021 version, Padgett (Addison Rae) makes a similar bet with her friends to transform Cameron Kweller (Tanner Buchanan) into Prom King.
Padgett’s beauty and skincare tips aren’t helpful – especially ones that involve using toothpaste to get rid of pimples.
Padgett is a social-media influencer, who makes major bucks in “He’s All That” by giving out beauty advice to her hundreds of thousands of followers, usually involving some kind of product she’s paid to promote.
In one such instance, a follower writes to Padgett on her live stream sharing that she has a “HUGE pimple” on her face two days before “senior pics.” Padgett responds that applying a little toothpaste to the pimple “dries it right out.”
Unfortunately for Padgett, dermatologists might not agree with her “DIY quick fix” to deal with pesky pimples.
Dr. Heidi Waldorf, a New York-based dermatologist, previously told Insider that toothpaste can actually “worsen pimples and the skin around them” because toothpaste contains ingredients that can irritate skin and strip away the natural fat and protein barrier.
In fact, Padgett doesn’t appear to actually use any of the beauty products she’s promoting. Her bathroom counter is overflowing with Eos items instead.
Padgett is supposedly paid to promote Bunny Venom items on social media in “He’s All That,” but she only appears to use their beauty products when she’s on camera.
Padgett’s entire room and wardrobe are exclusively pink in a way that simply isn’t explained in the plot.
The only time Padgetts changes out of her pink outfits is when she wears a red dress to the prom, in a nod to Laney’s iconic red dress from “She’s All That.”
There’s aggressive product placement by food and beauty brands throughout the movie.
The product placement is particularly noticeable when characters casually slip recognizable fast food brands into the conversation at a pool party.
They say they’re at the party to “eat free Pizza Hut” and then minutes later ask if they can “get some KFC to go” when leaving.
The dialogue between the characters sometimes feels like it was written for a movie made in the mid-2000s.
At one point, Cameron’s best friend, Nisha (played Annie Jacob) tells Padgett: “I just gotta say. Even though you’re incredibly hot, you’re not the complete monster that I thought you’d be.”
Rae’s real-life best friend Kourtney Kardashian plays her onscreen boss, Jessica Miles Torres. Unfortunately, Kardashian looks like she’s reading her lines from a teleprompter.
Jessica owns the Bunny Venom brand in “He’s All That.” Although Kardashian and Rae are close friends in real life, the two aren’t physically together in the same frame and are instead just seen speaking over the phone in the movie.
Despite the reality star’s wooden delivery, Rae actually told E! News on Monday that she thought Kardashian was “amazing” while filming “He’s All That” with her.
“She really did her part and studying her lines,” Rae said about Kardashian’s cameo. “She was nervous too, and so was I, but we worked together, read our lines together as much as we could and she went in there and did her thing and I’m so proud of her.”
Pre-makeover, Cameron is supposed to be a badly dressed outsider but it’s unclear exactly why he needs a makeover (aside from getting rid of the bad wig).
Much like Laney in “She’s All That,” viewers don’t have a lot of information about exactly why Padgett calls Cameron a “total disaster” while observing him from a distance pre-makeover.
Right after Padgett makes that confusing statement about the lead, the movie plays a quick montage of moments where he was supposedly rude to his classmates in the past.
However, most of the requests Cameron makes — like telling a classmate that it’s inappropriate to be shirtless in school — are actually pretty reasonable.
Cameron rushes onstage at a pool party to help out Padgett (who’s practically a stranger), sings perfectly in tune, and then never sings again in the rest of the movie.
When Cameron comes to Padgett’s rescue after she starts singing karaoke off-key at a pool party, the two teens have only had three whole conversations so far.
Not to mention, Padgett had labeled Cameron “a total disaster” only days prior (to be fair, he didn’t know about the rude comment).
Every time anyone’s phone is shown on screen for a call, it’s always 5:52 p.m. even if the calls take place hours apart.
Padgett separately FaceTimes with her best friend Quinn (Myra Molloy) and calls Cameron’s sister Brin (Isabella Crovetti) before prom. At the time, her phone says it’s 5:52 p.m.
Houts later, when it’s dark outside, Padgett has left prom and is standing outside with Cameron when Jessica calls her. Padgett’s phone still says it’s 5:52 p.m.
Cameron’s sister brings up their late mother to convince him to go to prom with Padgett.
Mid-way through his makeover, Cameron reveals to Padgett that his mom died in a helicopter crash a while back. While trying to convince Cameron to go to prom with Padgett, Brin tells him that she thinks that the social-media influencer makes Cameron happy like he used to be before their mom died.
“Don’t lose her, Cam. We lost mom and there’s nothing we could have done about it,” Brin tells Cameron about Padgett. “But now you have a choice so just don’t lose her, OK?”
Padgett and Cameron have only known each other for a few days when Brin makes this speech, most of which Padgett spent trying to change everything about Cameron.