- The Netflix original film “He’s All That” is a remake of “She’s All That”, a 1999 film.
- Along with references to the original, the remake has many cringe-inducing moments.
- This article includes some “He’s All That” spoilers.
“He’s All That” is a gender-swapped version of “She’s All That” that debuted on Netflix on Friday in which popular high schooler Zack Siler transforms his classmate Laney Boggs in order to win a bet.
Padgett and her pals, in the remake of 2021, make a similar wager to turn Cameron Kweller into Prom King. Her beauty and skincare advice is unhelpful, particularly when it involves using toothpaste to treat acne.
Padgett is an influencer on social media who earns a living on “He’s All That” by providing beauty tips to her thousands of followers, often involving a product she’s been paid to sell.
In one case, a fan writes to Padgett during her live broadcast to share that Padgett has a big pimple on her face just two days before senior pictures. Padgett replies that dabbing a little amount of toothpaste on the pimple dries it out completely.
Regrettably for Padgett, dermatologists may disagree with her “do-it-yourself fast cure” for troublesome pimples.
Dr. Heidi Waldorf, a dermatologist in New York, recently told Insider that toothpaste may actually worsen the acne and the skin surrounding it due to the chemicals in toothpaste that irritate the skin and remove the natural protein and fat barrier.
Indeed, Padgett does not seem to utilise any of the cosmetics she promotes. Rather than that, her bathroom counter is brimming with Eos merchandise.
In “He’s All That”, Padgett is paid to advertise Bunny Venom goods on social media, although she seems to utilize the brand’s beauty products solely while on camera.
Padgett’s whole room and clothes are completely pink in a manner that the narrative never explains.
Padgetts only departs from her pink ensembles for the prom, in a tribute to Laney’s famous red gown from “She’s All That.”
Throughout the film, food and cosmetic companies make aggressive product placements.
The product placement is most apparent when characters casually bring up recognized fast food companies during a pool party discussion.
They claim they’re attending the party to have free Pizza Hut, but then ask for “get some KFC to go” as they leave.
The conversation between the characters sometimes seems as though it was scripted for a mid-2000s film.
Cameron’s closest friend, Nisha, tells Padgett at one point: “I just must state. Even though you’re very attractive, you’re not the full monster I anticipated.”
Real-life closest buddy of Rae Kourtney Kardashian portrays Jessica Miles Torres, her on-screen employer. Regrettably, it seems as if Kardashian is reading her lines off a teleprompter.
In “He’s All That,” Jessica controls the Bunny Venom brand. Although Rae and Kardashian are quite close friends in real life, they are not featured in the same frame in the film and are instead seen conversing on the phone.
Despite Kardashian’s wooden delivery, Rae told on Monday that she felt the reality star was “wonderful” when they were shooting “He’s All That.”
Cameron is meant to be a poorly dressed outsider before his makeover, although it is unclear why he needs one.
As with Laney in “She’s All That,” audiences are left in the dark regarding why Padgett refers to Cameron as a total disaster when watching him from a distance prior to his makeover.
Following Padgett’s perplexing remark about the protagonist, the film cuts to a short montage of instances in which he was allegedly disrespectful with his class fellows in the past.
However, the majority of Cameron’s demands — such as informing a student that it is unacceptable to be naked in class — are really very fair.
Cameron, at a pool party, jumps onstage to assist Padgett (who is virtually a stranger), sings flawlessly in tune, and then disappears from the scene for the remainder of the film.
Cameron comes to rescue Padgett when at a party she begins singing karaoke off-key. The two teenagers had had just three complete interactions to that point.
Not to add, Padgett had just a few days before called Cameron “a complete catastrophe” (to be fair, he was unaware of the harsh remark).
Every time a person’s phone is shown on the screen for a call, the time is always 5:52 p.m., regardless of how many hours pass between the calls.
Padgett FaceTimes her closest friend Quinn separately from Cameron’s sister Brin before the prom. Her phone indicates the time as 5:52 p.m. at the moment.
Padgett has left prom and she is waiting outside with Cameron when Jessica phones her. Padgett’s phone is still displaying the time as 5:52 p.m.
Sister of Cameron invokes the memory of their late mother in order to persuade him to attend prom with Padgett.
Cameron confesses to Padgett halfway through his makeover that his mother perished in a helicopter accident a few years ago. Brin tells Cameron while pleading with him to attend prom with Padgett, that she believes the social media star makes Cameron as happy as he used to be prior to their mother’s death.
“Keep an eye on her, Cam. We lost our mother and there was nothing we could do about it, “Brin informs Cameron of Padgett’s whereabouts. “However, now that you have an option, just don’t lose her, all right?”
When Brin delivers this speech, Padgett and Cameron had hardly known each other, the most of which Padgett spends attempting to alter everything about Cameron.