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She's the Man (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 17 March 2006 (USA)
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When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for one of his soccer teammates, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles.

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Andy Fickman

Writers:

Ewan Leslie (screenplay), Karen McCullah (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Bynes ... Viola
Channing Tatum ... Duke
Laura Ramsey ... Olivia Lennox
Vinnie Jones ... Dinklage
David Cross ... Gold
Julie Hagerty ... Daphne
Robert Hoffman ... Justin
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Monique (as Alex Breckenridge)
Jonathan Sadowski ... Paul
Amanda Crew ... Kia
Jessica Lucas ... Yvonne
Brandon Jay McLaren ... Toby
Clifton MaCabe Murray ... Andrew (as Clifton Murray)
James Snyder ... Malcolm
James Kirk ... Sebastian
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Storyline

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 beat them, join 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

Taglines:

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dude Looks Like a Lady See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,730,372, 19 March 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,339,735, 7 April 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,194,667, 1 June 2006
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Amanda Bynes in 2018 confirmed that performing this role led her to battle of depression because she didn't like how she looked as a boy. See more »

Goofs

When Viola is following various men to imitate their walks, a magazine stand for Dose is clearly visible. This is a Canadian magazine which was only available in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Justin: Oh! She shoots, she scores! Goal!
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Version of Kraft Theatre: Macbeth (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Dirty Little Secret
Written by Tyson Ritter and Nick Wheeler
Performed by The All-American Rejects
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Amanda Bynes is hilarious
17 March 2006 | by golfervaughanSee 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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