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She's the Man (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  17 March 2006 (USA)
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When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks in London, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguises herself as him, and proceeds to fall for one of her soccer teammates. Little does she realize she's not the only one with romantic troubles, as she, as he, gets in the middle of a series of intermingled love affairs.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Monique (as Alex Breckenridge)
Andrew (as Clifton Murray)


Here's the thing! Viola's soccer team at Cornwall gets cut. She wants to join the boys team, but they do not allow girls. So she thinks "If you can't join them, beat them". So she does! She disguises herself as her twin brother Sebastian, and goes out for the rival school, Illyria, boys' soccer team and makes it. Unfortunately, she didn't plan falling in love with her roommate Duke. But Duke has his eyes on Olivia. What makes matters worse is that Olivia starts to fall for Sebastian because he/she has a sensitive side. If things couldn't get more problematic, the real Sebastian (who was in London working on his music) comes home early. He arrives on campus and has no clue that he was replaced by his twin sister. Written by Barbara-Ann

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


If you wanna chase your dream, sometimes you gotta break the rules. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dude Looks Like a Lady  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,730,372 (USA) (17 March 2006)


$16,911 (Chile) (3 November 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the double date scene, as Eunice is sitting down, Amanda Bynes ad-libs the phrase "Lady pterodactyl." In fact, most outbursts were improvised, like David Cross inviting Sebastian to "have a nice apple and sandwich." See more »


When Duke, Sebastian, Andrew, and Toby are choosing lab partners, Duke and Sebastian grab slips of paper out of the jar and they both hand Andrew one. See more »


[first lines]
Justin: Oh! She shoots, she scores! Goal!
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Version of Twelfth Night (1957) See more »


Written by Damian Kulash (as Damian Kulash, Jr.)
Performed by OK Go
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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12 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is full of charming situations and healthy young people easy on the eyes, whether they are wearing clothes or not. The strong superstructure of its plot is upheld by the art of Shakespeare. As Joseph Papp discovered back in the 1950s in Central Park, Shakespeare's plots can be adapted to the manners and customs of the present. And, so the classic tales of cross-dressing and other mischief found in such lighthearted comedies such as Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Eve and As You Like It are used to good effect in this film. All the young actors and actresses do a good job of advancing the plot with their blocking and dialog and costumes. And the idea of a soccer game to bring things to a climax reminds me of Bend It Like Beckham, another charming coming of age movie.

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