Shes the Man

Directed By: Andy Fickman Starring: Amanda Bynes

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When viola, disguised as her twin brother, sebastian, joins the high school boys soccer team and helps win the big game while unexpectedly falling for duke, the hot star forward, she learns that dealing with high school politics and twisted love triangles is a major challenge when you're a guy who's really a girl!


Studio Paramount
SKU 202602078
UPC 097360822045
UPC 14 00097360822045
Format DVD
Release Date 5/31/2011
Rating Rating
High School Friends
High School Students
Romantic Comedy
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Another teen-flavored Shakespeare adaptation in a lineage that includes ROMEO JULIET (1997), 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (1999), and O (2001), SHE'S THE MAN takes an even lighter approach to TWELFTH NIGHT than the bard himself, but throws a curve by mixing its inherent gender-switch romance with a feel-good girl power sports element. Amanda Bynes (WHAT A GIRL WANTS) is Viola, a high schooler who just wants to play soccer, even though her mother (Julie Hagerty) is prepping her for a debutante ball. After the girls' soccer team is eliminated from her school just before the start of the school year, she finds that her brother, also a soccer player, is ditching the beginning of the semester to go to London with his band. Viola decides to go in his place---as a boy--and prove that she can make it on the team. However, she doesn't count on falling for hunky jock Duke (Channing Tatum, SUPERCROSS), whom she befriends and reluctantly attempts to aid in wooing beautiful and popular Olivia (Laura Ramsey). ^Though the credits list Shakespeare as its inspiration, the script--by Ewan Leslie, Karen McCullah Lutz, and Kirsten Smith--owes more to the perennial cable TV classic JUST ONE OF THE GUYS (1985), in which a female student goes undercover at a rival high school as a boy for journalistic purposes. Here, Bynes, (a veteran of Nickelodeon's sketch comedy show ALL THAT) gamely jumps into the role with energy to spare and a broad comic style that works well with this bright, colorful film. The adult roles are handled deftly by Hagerty and Vinnie Jones (SNATCH), who lends authenticity as the soccer coach, and David Cross (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT), who makes the most of his clueless headmaster role with the help of a cavalcade of ridiculous hats.
Sight and Sound "The cross-gender struggles of Bynes' heroine do offer a few laughs." 05/01/2006 p.70
USA Today "[A] breezy, funny, gender-bending, self-empowerment teen comedy/romance that has tenuous Shakespearean origins." 03/17/2006 p.8E
Ultimate DVD "It's a fun conceit which will be fresh and funny to boys and girls alike..." 09/01/2006 p.192
Andy Fickman
Amanda Bynes
Cast & Crew
Amanda Bynes - Actor
Andy Fickman - Director
Channing Tatum - Actor
David Cross - Actor
Ewan Leslie, et. al. - Writer
Greg Gardiner - Cinematographer
Julie Hagerty - Actor
Marty P. Ewing - Executive Producer
Michael Jablow - Editor
Nathan Wang - Original Music By
Patrick McIntire - Producer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2006
Catalog ID 082204
UPC 00097360822045
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 105 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
ReviewSource The Village Voice
Review Hollywood's a sucker for cross-dressing, but if you're looking for drag kings, you're pretty much stuck with Yentl. She's the Man, in which a teenage girl must go undercover at a private school to play soccer, doesn't have an unpredictable moment in it, borrowing heavily from just about every sports movie or teen comedy ever and, oh yeah, Twelfth Night. What it does have is teen-queen-turned-drag-king Amanda Bynes, who tackles the lead role of Viola/Sebastian with enough enthusiasm to wring laughs from the retread story.
Reviewer Jordan Harper
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Of Amanda Bynes let us say that she is sunny and plucky and somehow finds a way to play her impossible role without clearing her throat more than six or eight times. More importantly, we like her. She first won a following with her show on Nickelodeon, and was funny in "Big Fat Liar" (2002), but in this role, as Shakespeare might say, she achieves greatness, or maybe she has it thrust upon her. The movie is good-natured and silly...
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Dolby, Digital Audio, English, Dolby Digital (5.1), French
Product Attributes
Actor Bynes,Amanda
Label Paramount Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Allison Benedikt, Chicago Tribune It's a cute romantic comedy, just as Shakespeare intended.
Claudia Puig, USA Today This is a perfectly pleasant, entertaining and often witty romp...
Wesley Morris, Boston Globe A screwball comedy that made me wish I were 13 again...

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