High school golden boy Zak (Prinze) has been dumped by his glamorous, bitchy girlfriend. Determined to reassert his cool, he bets he can turn any girl into a prom queen. The chosen one is an arty, impoverished goth, 'scary' Laney Boggs (Cook). Says Zak to his friend, 'Fat I can handle, even weird boobs, but not scary.' Yeah, right. A formula flick like this couldn't handle fat or weird boobs in a million years (name one current female teen dream over 140lb). But 'scary' - that just translates as 'hard to get'. Of course, Laney's angry facade takes little to crack. She wears glasses because, as she explains to Zak, she doesn't like contact lenses. Yet, without explanation, those unflattering specs disappear and soon she's magazine pretty. Her anti-social integrity also proves a neat way to keep her virginal for Zak. Once Laney finds out about the bet, the 'tension' revolves around whether she'll forgive him or let his best friend Dean go where no man has gone before. Guess which way she jumps, folks.