She's the Man Reviews

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May 3, 2015
oh well, cheesy teen rom com. not hurting anyone. not very smart but sorta entertaining.
April 27, 2015
Completely absurd and not very funny. Although David Cross does bring something to the table.
March 28, 2015
Well, this was cute.
March 20, 2015
This a funny movie and a great movie
September 13, 2007
Loved the movie. Amanda Bynes was great in it. Channing Tatum, need I say more.
February 1, 2015
Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum at their best.
January 29, 2015
Amanda Bynes gives it everything she's got but She's the Man still has nothing on the kind of teen comedies that preceded it. Full review later.
March 2, 2014
Amanda Bynes was not funny in the lead role, and the film falls flat in my eyes.
½ November 30, 2014
This was not what I was expecting in terms of the plot, or the level of acting at all. But there were still some truly hilarious scenes. Oh and for all the women who swoon for Channing Tatum he is in there so that alone may be reason enough to watch it.
½ November 21, 2012
A hilarious movie! Even though it's cliche as hell~
½ November 15, 2014
A dumb movie with an idiotic plotline that has bad humor. Extra half star for not even pretending to be a good movie.
October 15, 2012
While "She's the Man" isn't entirely convincing with its gender switching and it stumbles more than once towards the end, it's still an enjoyable film. The setup is that Viola (Amanda Bynes) wants to prove and improve her soccer skills but isn't allowed to by her parents so she takes the place of her brother while he skips the first few weeks of school to goof off. She pretends to be a boy, which leads to awkward romances, confusion and comedy.

The key to what works in the film is the relationship between Amanda Bynes and her roommate/love interest Channing Tatum. The two have good chemistry and they elevate this material some of the predictable jokes and lame setups. The film adapts Shakespeare's work pretty loosely without forcing in references to the original material so it doesn't feel like a cheap knockoff, but there's some really inexplicable decisions that were made in the story and it's these strange choices that weaken the film. For the convenience of the confusion-related comedy moments for example, Viola wears a wig as her disguise instead of simply cutting her hair, a decision that makes no sense on her behalf. It's by no means a great film, but it's fun to watch the plot unfold so it's hard not to pop it in your Dvd player without cracking a smile. (Dvd, October 10, 2012)
February 16, 2014
New twist to an another hilarious and cute high school movie
September 5, 2014
Just dived into the ancient archives recently. Looking back, it was really the golden age of Amanda. That was really awesome, Amanda and Channing - perfect synchronization. Can't believe later he rose up to the B-to-A-listers while she got into all kinds of trouble and struggles to get back onto the wagon - back then she was so good. Like the old saying... The only easy day... was yesterday.
And the story was amazing as well. Girls definitely got perks. They are no longer the stand-there-looking-pretty-type of people anymore - especially not the Mulan-esque combat-type girls like her. When the girls say they can wield swords, you give 'em swords and let results do all the talks!
June 10, 2012
A funny teen flick with Amanda Bynes as the lead playing a girl pretending to be her brother so she can play soccer, but things dont go to plan. Also one of the first movie you see starring Channing Tatum...
July 12, 2014
I'm pretty sure when Shakespeare made "Twelfth Night," the play in which this movie is adapted form, he didn't ever think it would be made into a teenage high school drama/ chick flick/ rom-com. Bynes, Tatum and Cross deliver good enough performances, added on by a FEW good scenes and one liners that make this movie somewhat good. However, even tolerable performances can't camouflage this movies sloppy and recycled dialogue and the plot line of a girl disguising herself as a guy for one reason or another that's been done too many times. You could for a long time about all the things this movie did wrong, but I won't. Luckily, it is mildly entertaining, and as mentioned, the performances by the main cast were alright. Avoid this movie if you can...
½ June 13, 2014
Though rather over the top, this movie makes my "Most-Rewatchable Movies List" thanks to a great sound track, hilarious lines, and Amanda Bynes at her fantastic best - and let's not forget Tatum's abs!
June 6, 2014
Shakespear's twelfth night adaptation is drowned in painful cliche's and cringe worthing acting. To top it off, the story is weak and the humour bland.
May 24, 2014
What a silly movie, how can this be believable!
May 10, 2014
The script of "She's The Man" is effective in setting up the central premise, but it's constantly undercut by drawing attention to its inherent ridiculousness. It feels like the movie is intentionally challenging the audience's ability to suspend belief. So much of the humor comes from Viola-as-Sebastian slipping up and saying something only a girl would say, then quickly having to cover her tracks-- weirdly enough, this is the type of humor "Twelfth Night" is virtually devoid of, and "She's the Man" draws from this well so often it feels like overcompensation.

Amanda Bynes gives a crazy-committed performance that alternates between genuinely hilarious and cartoonishly out-of-step with her surroundings. Nobody in the film ever quite matches the wild tone she establishes (although David Cross--hysterical, but underused-- is the closest). Any version of "Twelfth Night" that can't make Malvolio or Olivia funny is a tragedy in my eyes (and not the good kind), although I did enjoy the supporting turns from Vinnie Jones and Julie Hagerty.

Surprisingly, the best part of the film is how the central romance with Duke (A clearly inexperienced but perfectly affable Channing Tatum) subverts expectations and actually holds Viola (and the script) accountable for the casual sexism exhibited by the characters. While I don't really buy into the supposed depth of Duke and Viola's connection ("I love you." Uh-huh.), the way he challenges "Sebastian" on the way he treats women is quite touching and clever and brings some nice subtext to an otherwise standard teen rom-com.
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