She's the Man

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She's the Man ★★½ 2006 (PG-13)

Get past the familiar story and the fact that adorable Bynes can in no way pass for a boy, and this light-hearted teen comedy provides an amusing take on Shakespeare's “Twelfth Night.” When the girls' soccer team is disbanded at her prep school, star soccer player Viola (Bynes) disguises herself as her twin brother Sebastian (Kirk) and takes his place at his new school. Her first problem (besides the crossdressing) is falling for handsome roomie/soccer captain Duke (Tatum), who has a crush on Olivia (Ramsey) who's soon crushing on Viola—ah, Sebastian. Confusion follows. 105m/C DVD . US Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, Vinnie Jones, Robert Hoffman III, Julie Hagerty, David Cross, Alex Breckinridge, Jonathan Sadowski, Emily Perkins, James Kirk, Clifton McCabe Murray, Brandon Jay McLaren; D: Andy Fickman; W: Kar en McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith, Ewan Leslie; C: Greg Gardiner; M: Nathan Wang.