Netflix’s “Whole” on Netflix, a remake of the 1999 movie “Whole She”, remains in the top three hits of the platform. We remind you of romantic comedies from the turn of the 90s and 2000s, which will allow every teenager (and not only) to believe in true love.
“All She” (1999): The Ugly Duckling
Netflix’s latest hit starring TikTok, Addison Rae, is about influencer Padgett, who bets with her friends that she will make the least popular boy at school into prom king. Whole On is a remake of the 1999 movie, but with reversed roles. In the original version, the head of the school council Zack (Freddie Prinze Jr., then the idol number one) loses his beloved Taylor (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) to the star of “Real World”. Desperate, he lets himself be persuaded to bet with a buddy. He must fall in love with the loner Laney (Rachael Leigh Cook), who spends more time at the easel than at parties, so that she, not Taylor, shines at the ball. As anticipated by viewers, Zack discovers that Laney is the one.
“Clueless. Sweet worries ”(1995): A trendsetter from high school
Not only that Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) has completed an enviable wardrobe, she also seems to have her head in order. Seemingly pragmatic, she prefers to intrigue and interfere in her friends’ personal lives than to take care of herself. Over time, it turns out that, like any teenager, she is waiting for true love. To deserve her, she has to be a little humble, but fortunately no one tells her to give up her fabulous stylizations.
“The Shrew in Love” (1999): Shakespeare’s protagonist
The adaptation of “The Taming of the Shrew” is worth seeing, for example, for Heath Ledger, who plays the role of Patrick’s school rebel. Shakespeare’s plot works quite well in the realities of an American high school. The sisters – the title shrew Kat (Julia Stiles) and Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) do not have much in common. While the younger one is flirty, Kat scares off all the boys. The parents decide that before she finds love, Bianca is detained. Time for Patrick to step in.
“This First Time” (1999): Unreal Teenager
After her childhood successes and teenage excesses, Drew Barrymore became one of the queens of romantic comedies of the turn of the century. Perhaps the most grateful is the journalist Josie, who, pretending to be a teenager, checks how high school students live. For an adult woman, it is a great way to correct the mistakes of youth. Of course, the problems begin when she falls in love with a man suitable for a 25-year-old, but completely inappropriate for a student.
“The Princess Diaries” (2001): Crowned head
When Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) learns that she is the heir to the throne of a European state, she must undergo a quick savoir-vivre course. The metamorphosis will result not only in a crown, but also in romance. Whoever has little glitz after the film and its sequel can reach for 14 volumes of Meg Cabot novels.
“Bend It Like Beckham” (2002): Indian girl on the pitch
Jess (Parminder Nagra) must hide his great passion – football from conservative parents. Nor can she admit that she fell in love with a completely non-traditional Jo (Jonathan Rhys Meyers before “The Tudors”). In one of the main roles debuting Keira Knightley.
What a Girl Wants (2003): Debutante
Daphne’s mum (Amanda Bynes’s star collapsed today), Libby (Kelly Preston), told her every birthday about her father – the English aristocrat Henry Dashwood (the film’s greatest asset: Colin Firth). His skeletal family forced Libby to leave. Henry will not find out that he has a daughter until Daphne turns 17. In an act of rebellion, a teenager from New York leaves for London, where, as Dashwood’s daughter, now a candidate for prime minister, she will be at the center of the local society. Of course, the clash of cultures will make Daphne look more polished, and her withdrawn dad will remember that he was once a cooler.
“Cinderella Story” (2004): Cinderella in the twenty-first century
The fairy tale was taken by Roger Kumble, responsible for the hit of those years – “The School of Seduction”. The title role was cast by Hilary Duff as singing and singing, and Chad Michael Murray played the prince, on the wave of success with One Tree Hill. The shy Sam corresponds secretly with a boy named PrincetonGuy. He has no idea that Austin’s school lover is hiding under his nickname. Look out for Jennifer Coolidge on the screen, the great actress of the second plan (here in the role of the evil stepmother), who finally shines in the lead role in “White Lotus” on HBO.
Confessions of a Teenage Star (2004): The most popular girl in school
In the first years of the new century, there was no greater star in Hollywood than Lindsay Lohan. In the role of aspiring actress, Lola actually plays herself. After moving from New York to provincial New Jersey, it finally has a chance to shine. However, her rival, Carla (Megan Fox in one of the first roles) will stand in her way.
“Today 13, Tomorrow 30” (2004): A girl in the body of an adult woman
Jennifer Garner became America’s darling after playing Jenny Rink. An unhappy thirteen-year-old girl begs fate to grow up as soon as possible. When her wish is granted, she wakes up in the body of a thirty-year-old girl. It turns out that although the adult Jenna is successful as a journalist, she cannot find happiness in her personal life. Only Matt (Mark Ruffalo), a rejected friend from his youth, will allow the girl to re-prioritize.