She's the Man (2006)
Critic Consensus: Shakespeare's wit gets lost in translation with She's the Man's broad slapstick, predictable jokes, and unconvincing plotline.
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as Coach Dinklage
as Principal Gold
as Sebastian Hastings
as Coach Pistonek
as Old Lady in Beauty Parlor
as Science Teacher
as 9 Year Old Boy
as Cab Driver
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Critic Reviews for She's the Man
A comedy that lacks both the verbal sophistication of its source and the sexual sophistication of its target audience.
Bynes tackles her part with gusto, while Tatum underplays his to striking effect.
A minor but decent-spirited entertainment, enlivened by a couple of the adult supporting players.
There I sit, suffering total numbness of body and brain, no longer having to wonder what it might be like to be buried alive in gooey marshmallow.
Mere words cannot convey how awful Bynes is at playing a girl playing a boy.
Audience Reviews for She's the Man
A tween movie about chasing your dreams and your love interest - its as old as Hollywood itself, and the only update is the cast. It's not offensive and that's something.
Not perfect, but cute and typical of Amanda Byne's teen chick flicks. Always liked her acting and was sad she went off the rails. Good message for girls pursuing their dreams too.
Wow, this is like the most feminist movie I've seen in a long time, and it came out a decade ago! Based on Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," Viola disguises herself as her twin brother Sebastian in order to play soccer at a rival school because her old school won't let her try out for the boys' soccer team after they cut the girls' team. The character updates are really quite clever, like with Malvolio being terrible Malcom's tarantula, Sebastian skipping school to chase his true bliss at a music festival, and the battle of the sexes plot is nicely balanced with transgressions and redemptions on all sides. Amanda Bynes's "boy" mannerisms and 2000-era Justin Bieber wig are ridiculously bad, but she is still a committed physical comedienne. Lauren Ramsey as heartbroken Olivia is an earnest girl-next-door with bite, and I even found Channing all-over-your Tatum to be pretty sweet.
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