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(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – I wouldn’t have thought that an updated 90’s movie starring a popular influencer would be good, but surprisingly I liked it.

He’s All That” which was released Aug. 27 on Netflix, is a reboot of the 1999 rom-com, “She’s All That.”

Prior to watching this movie, the reviews I read completely tore down everything. Everybody hated the acting, the storyline, and even the product placement in this movie. But it baffles me why this movie is called the worst movie of the year.

People need to keep in mind that this is a cute teenager chick flick, not an Oscar-seeking film.

Padgett Sawyer (Addison Rae) is an influencer who focuses on makeovers. The premise of the movie is that her popstar boyfriend publicly cheats on her, and her follower count rapidly declines. She then has one month to turn a “nobody” at her school into the prom king to gain her fans and scholarship back.

In this case that “nobody” is Cameron Kweller (Tanner Buchanan) best remembered as Robby Keene in “Cobra Kai.”

Buchanan did an amazing job playing Kweller, and his chemistry with Rae made this love story even better.

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For Raes’ debut acting, she did fine. Maybe the people bashing her forget that this is how actors start out: young and inexperienced.

Other actors in the film include Madison Pettis (Alden), Peyton Meyer (Jordan Van Draanen), and Isabella Crovetti (Brin Kweller). They all worked well together and their characters made for a fun, dynamic group.

A fun thing for me while watching “He’s All That” was the return of the some of the cast from the original movie.

Rachael Leigh Cook, who plays the lead female role in “She’s All That,” came back to play Sawyer’s mom. Mathew Lillard, who played Brock Hudson, return to play the school principal.

Its little details like that, that made me love this movie.

Don’t allow distaste for TikTok or scary reviews to put you off this film. It was funny, cheesy, and the actors played their parts well.