Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Review: She's the Man

Director: Andy Fickman

Starring: Amanda Bynes, Laura Ramsey, Channing Tatum

Year: 2006

Genre: Romance/Comedy

Rated: PG-13

Length: 105 min.

IMDB Summary: 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.

Most of the laughs center around Bynes' acting as a boy--which is ironically far better than her acting as a girl--and the situational ironies that take place. Although Shakespeare fans may be alarmed at the liberties taken with the original play, teens and tweens will likely love this fun and mildly crude rendition of "Twelfth Night." Bynes and Tatum's interactions as "roommates" keep the show light and entertaining, preventing the plot from taking itself too seriously. The film's pace is a steady clip, managing to hold the audience's attention. I would have liked less slapstick humor and more verbal humor, but the material that filmmakers did end up using for laughs worked--well, most of the time. Despite some moments of teen drama overload--especially in the first few scenes of the film--She's the Man is a fast, fun and entertaining watch for teens and tweens.

For Parents:
Some crude humor

My Rating:
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