She's the Man

She's the Man

Andy Fickman (2006)

105min
12A Certificate
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Our Score
This fast-paced and irreverent teen screwball update of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night provides a hilarious platform for the talents of Amanda Bynes (What a Girl Wants). When the girls' football team at her school is cancelled, soccer-mad Viola (Bynes) takes the place of her twin brother Sebastian at his new prep school in order to join the boys' team. But a hasty male makeover can't disguise the fact that she soon finds herself attracted to her new room-mate, Duke (Channing Tatum). To complicate matters further, the girl that Duke has a crush on becomes interested in "Sebastian". It may not be caustically witty, intellectual or worthy, but She's the Man is a decent enough romp that has plenty of fun with the genders. Most of all, Bynes is a gem to watch in a teen comedy that is actually good, clean entertainment.

Summary

Soccer-mad Viola's football team is disbanded, and the only other side in the area is all-male - so she resorts to disguising herself as her twin brother to win a place on the squad. However, she falls for a team-mate who only has eyes for another girl - who in turn takes a liking to Viola in her male guise. Teenage romantic comedy, loosely based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, starring Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey and Vinnie Jones.

Cast & Crew

Viola Hastings Amanda Bynes
Duke Channing Tatum
Olivia Laura Ramsey
Coach Dinklage Vinnie Jones
Daphne Julie Hagerty
Principal Gold David Cross (2)
Paul Jonathan Sadowski
Justin Robert Hoffman
Monique Alex Breckenridge
Kia Amanda Crew
Eunice Emily Perkins
Director Andy Fickman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: EntertainmentGuidance: Edited for language.Available on: DVDReleased on: 7 Apr 2006
Comedy Drama