“She’s All That” was M. Night Shyamalan’s greatest film
It was a twist no one could have seen coming. A shocking reveal 14 long years in the making. On Tuesday, NME picked up on a quiet little tidbit that M. Night Shyamalan let drop during a recent interview on Movies.com to promote his dismal, fated-to-fail "After Earth." When asked about his trademark "brand," Shyamalan mentioned that the same year he made his mark with "The Sixth Sense," another film he'd written also came out. "I don't know if I want to tell you which movie I ghost-wrote," he said, before fessing up the truth. "I ghost-wrote the movie 'She's All That.'" Oh my God, of course he did. It all makes sense now!
"She's All That" is an above-average late-'90s teen romance. In other words, it's M. Night Shyamalan's greatest film. Not only that, it's a singularly M. Night Shyamalan late-'90s teen romance. It's a Pygmalion tale of a popular boy who, jilted by his girlfriend for an obnoxious "Real World" reject, accepts a bet from his toxic buddy that he can turn an awkward, artsy wallflower into school prom queen. But along the way, will there be reversals of expectations? Will the characters develop genuine romantic feelings for each other? (Spoiler: GUH DOY OF COURSE.)