She's the Man (2006)
Critic Consensus: Shakespeare's wit gets lost in translation with She's the Man's broad slapstick, predictable jokes, and unconvincing plotline.
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as Coach Dinklage
as Principal Gold
as Sebastian Hastings
as Coach Pistonek
as Old Lady in Beauty Parlor
as Science Teacher
as 9 Year Old Boy
as Cab Driver
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Critic Reviews for She's the Man
A comedy that lacks both the verbal sophistication of its source and the sexual sophistication of its target audience.
There I sit, suffering total numbness of body and brain, no longer having to wonder what it might be like to be buried alive in gooey marshmallow.
Mere words cannot convey how awful Bynes is at playing a girl playing a boy.
As was proven with 10 Things I Hate about You, it is possible to re-imagine the Bard in a modern high school setting, but She's the Man doesn't do it well.
She's the Man has a certain charm and is sure to appeal to tweens, at least the female variety.
Audience Reviews for She's the Man
Wow, this is like the most feminist movie I've seen in a long time, and it came out a decade ago! Based on Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," Viola disguises herself as her twin brother Sebastian in order to play soccer at a rival school because her old school won't let her try out for the boys' soccer team after they cut the girls' team. The character updates are really quite clever, like with Malvolio being terrible Malcom's tarantula, Sebastian skipping school to chase his true bliss at a music festival, and the battle of the sexes plot is nicely balanced with transgressions and redemptions on all sides. Amanda Bynes's "boy" mannerisms and 2000-era Justin Bieber wig are ridiculously bad, but she is still a committed physical comedienne. Lauren Ramsey as heartbroken Olivia is an earnest girl-next-door with bite, and I even found Channing all-over-your Tatum to be pretty sweet.
Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, Robert Joffman, James Kirk, Julie Hagerty, David Cross, Vinnie Jones
DIRECTED BY: Andy Fickman
Viola Hastings (Amanda Bynes) had her own good reasons for disguising herself as her twin brother Sebastian (James Kirk) and enrolling in his place at his new boarding school, Illyria Prep. She was counting on Sebastian being AWOL from school as he tried to break into the music scene in London. What she didn't count on was falling in love with her hot roommate, Duke (Channing Tatum), who in turn only has eyes for the beautiful Olivia (Laura Ramsey). Making matters worse, Olivia is starting to fall for Sebastian, who--for reasons Olivia couldn't begin to guess--appears to be the sensitive type of guy she'd always dreamed of meeting. If things weren't complicated enough, the real Sebastian has come back from London two days earlier than expected and arrives on campus having no clue that he's been replaced...by his own twin sister.
Didn't expect to like this flick much, but I did. Mainly because it really brings the laughs. Any movie that can make you laugh through out it is good to me. Amanda Bynes is a really funny gal and it really shows in this movie. Some things were a bit cheesey, but it's a no brainer that things will be in films like this. But all in all a good little funny film. Good watch..
She's the Man Quotes
|Duke:||Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.|
|Viola Hastings:||What are you talking about? Why are you lying?|
|Justin:||Viola! End of discussion!|
|Viola Hastings:||Fine, end of relationship.|
|Toby:||I need your advice, man. I got lady troubles.|
|Viola Hastings:||I'm here for you bro. Got a lifetime of knowledge.|
|Toby:||[talking about Eunice] She's got a little somethin' somethin'|
|Toby:||She's got a little something something.|
|Andrew:||Yeah... asthma and headgear.|
|Andrew:||Yeah, asthma and headgear.|
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