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Shakespearean comedy and American high school are a match made in heaven--or Hollywood, at any rate. Somehow the exaggerated emotions and budding hormones of adolescence are perfectly suited to Shakespeare's twisty plots, ... more »
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She's the Man
Michael Zuffa | Racine, WI United States | 03/28/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Soccer-playing Viola (Bynes) is really upset when the girls' soccer team is cut. The boys' team does not want any girls on it, so Viola decides to impersonate her brother Sebastian (Kirk), who conveniently is starting a new school where he is unknown. He is also skipping out of the first weeks of school in order to pursue a musical career in Europe. Being Sebastian, she can play soccer, and maybe even get some revenge on her own school's team.
Everything is going well for Viola until she falls in love with her roommate (Tatum). Of course, he is interested in Olivia (Ramsey), and Olivia has got her eye on Viola. The only thing that could make things more complicated for Viola is if her brother were to come home early. And he does.
"She's the Man" is loosly based on William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", and works pretty well. The majority of this film's success is due to Amanda Bynes as Viola. While never really looking like a guy, she has the enthusiasm and screen presence to make this an enjoyable film. Although aimed primarily at the teen audience, others will find enjoyment in it too."
Rachel Ayers | 03/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For some reason, Shakespeare translates very well to modern high school. I think it's the social cliques and emotions running high. I think this is one of the funnier adaptations, along the lines of "10 Things I Hate About You," but with the story line for "Twelfth Night" instead of "Taming of the Shrew."
The actors didn't hold back on the comedy, the adaptation is well written, and the story is a classic. I actually think the disguises make more sense than in the original play; where in the original, people actually got the twins mixed up, in this adaptation, no one who knew either of them really well got a good look at Viola when she was being Sebastian.
There were lots of nice references back to the original, as well: Duke's speech at the end, the spider "Malvolio," Cesario's pizza place.
If you like Shakespeare or teenage romantic comedies OR sports movies, I would recommend this one!"
CHÃ®M?ð_®ø× | England, Wigan | 04/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From the minute I saw the trailer for this film I wanted to see it, so as soon as it came out in cinemas I was buying my ticket. It was probably one of the best film choices I ever made. With witty lines and fabulous acting it managed something a lot of films can't do anymore; it was funny without resorting to being crude or distasteful. It was entertaining from beginning to end with yet another incredible performance from Amanda Bynes whose physical comedy and subtle humour made the movie shine. It also managed to stay true to the majority of the storyline for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night which it was based on. It even had actual names from the play such as Viola (who in the film dresses up as her twin brother Sebastian) Malvolio (who is the spider in the film) and quotes ("some are born great, some acheive greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them" from the play.) I recommend it to anyone looking to thoroughly enjoy themselves!"
Cute and funny chickflick!
A. Triglia | Honolulu, HI | 08/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For a teenage chickflick, I really loved this movie! Amanda Bynes is a great actress. She's down to earth, funny and has a great personality. The characters that she portrays in movies are very similar to the characters she plays in TV Shows. Nonetheless, she's amazing at the roles that she plays.
I've grown up watching Amanda on Nickeloden, then WB, and now movies. I like that she's down to earth and not at all stuck up or prissy!
Overall, this is a great comedy especially for a teenage date."