15 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Good Movie, Great Acting, Terrible Message,
By A Customer
This review is from: She's All That [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Good Movie and Great Acting: She's All That is much better than the bland and irritating Titanic. The actors are more down to earth, more thorough, and openly emotional compared to the couple in Titanic. The ending is also realistic. The music soundtrack is excellent. The storyline is not bad, but there is one big flaw worth noting:
Terrible Message: Laney the geek is kindhearted person, a skilled artist, and a good all-around girl, but it doesn't matter until Zack and her sister actually pressure Laney to shed her glasses, jumpers and Bermuda shirt, and put her into a scanty red dress, tight sandals, and lots of makeup, making her look gorgeous and sexually enticing. The message is that surface appearance is the only way to go around anywhere, and get any person's respect. The ugly people are given the IRS treatment every time. Laney's brother is maltreated by bullies- to the cheers of some students in the the cafeteria- until Zack comes int to stop the incident. What kind of message is that? The ending would be better if Laney had retained her geeky clothing all through the movie.
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