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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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$16,911 (Chile) (3 November 2006)
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As Duke comes into the shower room and walks by Malcolm, he snaps the towel at Malcolm's head to get him to shut up about the dorm pamphlet life while ranting at Sebastian. Channing Tatum really hit James Snyder in the eye with the towel and James' reaction is real. See more »

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When Viola/Sebastian and Duke are in the gym, the Coach comes up to give viola/Sebastian his jersey for the Cornwall game. In the next shots Viola/Sebastian doesn't have the jersey any more. See more »

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Justin: Oh! She shoots, she scores! Goal!
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Amanda Bynes is hilarious
17 March 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is a great movie, however it is, as most movie highly predictable. The greatest highlight of the movie of course is the star character Amanda Bynes, who is absolutely gorgeous and hilarious. She is one of very few people in this world who can use all 53 muscles in her face to make the most strangest and gut-busting faces ever made. It's good for the kids, and contains upper male nudity and suggestive nudity towards the end. All in all, they did a good job updating an old classic, and deserves to rest on the movie stand along with O and 10 Things I Hate About You. The other actors also do a swell job, in many of their first time debuts.


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