She's the Man

March 17th, 2006

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She's the Man

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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.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.3/10 (41,885 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director: Andy Fickman

Stars: Amanda Bynes, Laura Ramsey, Channing Tatum

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.

Writers: Ewan Leslie, Karen McCullah Lutz

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

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...


Official Website: CMC [Taiwan] | DreamWorks [United States] |

Release Date: 17 March 2006

Filming Locations: Granville Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $10,730,372 (USA) (19 March 2006) (2623 Screens)

Gross: $57,194,667 (Worldwide) (1 June 2006)

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Did You Know?

On Viola's first day at Illyria, there is a sign for the school's play entitled "What You Will" which not coincidentally is the subtitle for the Shakespearian play upon which this film is based

Continuity: When Sebastian calls Monique and leaves her a message claiming they need to talk, he says "i was thinking and, we really need to talk." later on when Monique listens to the message we hear the whole thing and he never says "and" once.

[first lines]
Justin: Oh! She shoots, she scores! Goal!

User Review

outrageously funny!!!

Rating: 9/10

I just took my 11 year old daughter and 8 year old son to this movie and I can't remember a movie where I laughed SO hard -- literal out loud, deep bursts of laughter because this movie is hilarious. Granted the story line is predictable but the ride is so extremely enjoyable it doesn't matter that you know how it's going to end. The actors' comedic senses of timing were impeccable. The actors were perfectly cast. My children mentioned that Amanda Bynes seems to be the last of the young women actresses who aren't ruining their lives. She is so refreshing. My children said this is now their favorite movie of 2006. Our money was well spent on this movie.

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