HE’S ALL THAT MOVIE REVIEW
“He’s All That” is a remake of “She’s All That”, which was a reimagining of “My Fair Lady”, which was a musical reimagining of the 1913 play “Pygmalion”. So, we’ve come a long way to get to this Netflix “original” film. Padgett Sawyer (real-life Social Media princess Addison Rae in her debut film) is an Instagram influencer in her final year of high school in wealthy, movie world, Southern California, free of the dirt or grime or any sense of reality. She lives with her divorced mother who is a local nurse (Rachael Leigh Cook who starred in “She’s All That”). Padgett discovers her boyfriend, fellow influencer and aspiring hip hop artist Jordan (Peyton Meyer), is cheating on her with a back-up dancer. Padgett is further humiliated when a live stream of their breakup, where she cries to the point of snot dripping from her nose, goes viral. This results in her loss of sponsorship, which is totally a thing social media personalities have. Yeah, paid to post. It’s a thing. To redeem herself, she accepts a challenge to turn the school’s least popular boy, Cameron Kweller (Tanner Buchanan), into prom king. And oh boy, is this going to be a challenge. He has longish hair and always wears a stocking cap. And he takes pictures with an actual film camera. I mean, like, what? What a loser. He doesn’t even have an Insta. He only has a Twitter that he used once, like, five years ago to post only the word, “NO.” I mean, like, this is practically impossible. There’s no way Padgett is going to turn this gross boy with only one friend into the prom king. Like, yeah, I mean, he has like super gorgeous eyes, or whatevs. Nbd. But, like, there’s no way. So, pop your best Snap filters, kick it with a Boba tea, and listen to Rae, Marcos, Mark, and T.C. totally review this movie, okay?. And don’t forget to like, subscribe, and hit that little bell for notifications.
DIRECTED BY: Mark Waters
STARRING: Addison Rae, Tanner Buchanan, Madison Pettis, Matthew Lillard, Rachael Leigh Cook, Peyton Meyer, Isabella Crovetti, Myra Molloy, Annie Jacob, Kourtney Kardashian, Vanessa Dubasso, Heather Ann Gottleib, Romel De Silva, Andrew Matarazzo, Dominic Goodman, Jill Basey, Evan Fields
T.C. De Witt (Screener Squad)
T.C. De Witt is a multi-awarded writer/director originally from Wisconsin and now based in Los Angeles. His life has been devoted to the arts since he was a child. He’s been a stage performer, playwright, stand-up comic, film and television actor, radio DJ, podcaster published author, recorded musician, and comic writer/illustrator. He is now a professional screenwriter and has been thriving for the past decade, regularly offering his talents to production studios in LA, Chicago, Milwaukee, and internationally in Sydney and Poland. He’s provided content for Amazon Prime, Netflix, and several YouTube partners. His films have screened internationally, and his stageplays have been performed across the country. In the last ten years, he has directed 57 films, 23 episodes of his series The One Minute Rewatch, 300+ episodes of podcasts, and his multi-award-winning short film Screen: Righter screened at the Festival de Cannes in 2016. He has released two feature films, The Princess Knight and A Christmas Sunset. He thrives on collaboration and the thrill of sharing stories in all forms.
Lyrae Anderson (Screener Squad)
You can call me Rae. You can also call me a film lover. I’ll watch it all — small screen; big screen, and everything in between. I have attended and worked for Fantastic Fest and South by Southwest for many years. I married a film geek as well. While we don’t agree on everything, we agree on our love of movies.
Marcos Lira (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)
Me? I come from the South, Out there, beyond the horizon by the big river. Out there where the bandits formed cities, and the gambling is legal. I got into movies like most nerds by watching Tarantino but fell in love with movies through Chinese Cinema for some reason. A few of my favorite things would probably be live music, new experiences, and belt-fed ammunition. You can catch this occasional podcaster, occasional other Marco and full-time human on any form of social media by typing jlmarcos62. Hit me up for music suggestions and bad jokes.
Mark Prince (Screener Squad)
Mark Prince is a lifelong nerd so old he remembers the first edition of Dungeons and Dragons, the original Star Wars in the theater, and comics that cost a quarter and could be found on racks in the local apothecary. By day, a mere human services worker, by night he emerges to combat boredom, master the vagaries of the B grade television serial, the C grade cinematic release, and to ever assist his fellow man, as well as to master, once and for all, the Shoryuken Dragon Punch with ever stiffening thumbs.
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