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She's the Man (2006)

 -  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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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

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Everybody has a secret... Duke wants Olivia who likes Sebastian who is really Viola whose brother is dating Monique so she hates Olivia who's with Duke to make Sebastian jealous who is really Viola who's crushing on Duke who thinks she's a guy... See more »

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

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Dude Looks Like a Lady  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,276 (Chile) (3 November 2006)

Gross:

$16,911 (Chile) (3 November 2006)
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The song playing during the double date between Viola/Sebastian, Eunice, Duke, and Olivia is one of Sebastian's songs. Olivia reads the lyrics of the song out loud the first time she and Viola/Sebastian work as lab partners and later she recites the same lyrics to the real Sebastian. See more »

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When they're in the lab, Viola and Olivia's experiment spills over, making a large puddle. When the camera goes back to them, the puddle is much smaller. See more »

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[first lines]
Justin: Oh! She shoots, she scores! Goal!
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Version of Dvenadtsataya noch (1955) See more »

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Side 2
Written by Tammy Ealom (as Tamaira Jane Ealom)
Performed by Dressy Bessy
Courtesy of Transdreamer Records
By Arrangement with Music for the Masses
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Yeah, a bit predictable, but still enjoyable
4 August 2006 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I have to be honest, I really had a good time watching She's the Man. Despite it being a typical teenage comedy or if you will the switching of the sexes movie, it had some pretty decent laughs that I think anyone could get. Adults and teens alike would over all enjoy this movie.

Amanda Bynes is your typical rebellious teen who dresses and acts like a guy, and when she is turned down to try out for the boy's soccer team, she decides to take over her brother's appearance to prove herself worthy of being on the boy's soccer team. Of course, love shows itself when she meets another guy who thinks she's her brother. She also has a girl who is chasing after her. Well, the tag line says it all.

This is a fun little teen drama that I think will be remembered for a while. Amanda Bynes did prove something in the film, it's really hard to really act like a guy. :D Well, it's true!

8/10


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