"Pygmalian," "My Fair Lady," and "She's All That" have taught us that a clunky, red heel hovering above the staircase can only mean one thing -- a duckling has turned swan and is about to have a romance with someone richer and outside her “class line.” In this version of the swan-to-duckling story line, it’s Rachel Leigh Cook as the daughter of a pool repairman dating a SoCal kid whose parents obviously own pools, not clean them.
Whether’s it’s Freddy Prinze Jr. or Blane in "Pretty in Pink" or that prince from Cinderella, it’s all about the transformation of a poor homely girl who "marries up." I realize I might be the bearer of bad news here, but according to marriage historian, Stephanie Coontz, now more than ever, people are really only marrying within their class. No matter how great your “bo-bo’s” look in that dress. Sorry.