#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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 beat them, join 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.
Plot: Viola Hastings is in a real jam. Complications threaten her scheme to pose as her twin brother, Sebastian, and take his place at a new boarding school. She falls in love with her handsome roommate, Duke, who loves beautiful Olivia, who has fallen for Sebastian! As if that were not enough, Viola’s twin returns from London ahead of schedule but has no idea that his sister has already replaced him on campus.
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Bynes and Company Score a Hat Trick
Though I hate to admit it, Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith have scored again. “She’s the Man” is a ridiculous but ultimately entertaining teen movie which takes the gender-bending action of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” and drops it in the middle of a modern-day American boarding school. The premise should sound familiar because screenwriters Lutz and Smith also penned “10 Things I Hate About You,” another twist on Shakespeare, starring the likes of Julia Styles and Academy Award nominee Heath Ledger (before he was an Academy Award nominee).
It’s more of the same, of course, but seeing Shakespeare’s work go Hollywood, and, thus, be ripped to shreds, continues to amuse. “She’s the Man” also focuses on a decidedly less bitter heroine than the shrew, Katarina, played in 1999 by a very stilted Styles. If that makes the film less witty, who cares? Not half of this film’s target audience, who came mostly to see Channing Tatum with his shirt off.
Like Kat in “10 Things,” Viola (Amanda Bynes) is a tomboy and a soccer star on the women’s team at Cornwall Prep. Her life is soccer, which becomes a problem when her school cuts the women from the sports program. Better than most of the boys, Viola wants to suit up with them but is snubbed by both the coach and the team’s captain – her boyfriend. So it’s “end of discussion end of relationship.” Viola hatches a plan to pursue her sporting dreams at rival school Illyria, where her twin brother has just enrolled. Twin brother, Sebastian, is skipping off to England for two weeks and nobody at Illyria has ever met him.
If you missed the set up, read “Twelfth Night.” It’s pretty obvious what happens from here. Viola disguises herself as her brother and moves into the dorms where she meets her roommate and fellow soccer player Duke (Channing Tatum). She begins to gear up for Illyria’s season opener against Cornwall and has to navigate a complicated love-triangle, in addition to other challenges like taking a shower alongside her male teammates, without them finding out about her girl parts.
In reality, nobody who looks like Bynes could get away with impersonating a 17 year-old male. Viola is too pretty to be a boy; in other words, dressed as her brother, she makes Orlando Bloom look like a frost-bitten lumberjack. This fantasy aspect doesn’t detract from the film, though. Viola puts on her wig and fake sideburns and, suddenly, she’s the most socially awkward nerd-boy you’ve ever seen. Suspension of disbelief works.
The Sebastian disguise doesn’t have to be convincing. What matters is that all the other characters are oblivious to facts that are obvious to the audience. The laughs come from seeing Viola get away with a ridiculous scam. In one scene, Duke and fake Sebastian hug each other, but Viola slips out of character and gets a little too friendly. It’s not that homoeroticism or homophobia are inherently funny, it’s the knowledge that Duke is disturbed by being frisked by someone who is actually a girl that makes us laugh.
Other than that, “She’s the Man” offers audiences the simple pleasure of Amanda Bynes who seems to be a natural in comedic roles. Her Sebastian/Viola is definitely a caricature but it’s a perfectly illustrated one. From her mixed-up half southern, half Canadian drawl (her misguided version of the typical teen boy cadence), to her crotch grabbing and Eminem-like posturing, Bynes has a lot of fun and, as a result, the jokes land.
It’s a teen movie, so the ending is typical and cheesy. While sister film “10 Things I Hate About You” had a wild feminist streak in it and touched on somewhat weighty issues, such as the pressure to have sex, “She’s the Man” lacks a serious undercurrent. But this is probably a good thing. “10 Things” was, at times, too earnest and moralizing. “She’s the Man” doesn’t pretend to be more important than it is. It’ll earn a spot on the shelf, in between “Bend It Like Beckham” and “Legally Blonde.” (And, like Reese, maybe Bynes will win an Oscar in 10 years. Anything is possible – just look at how “Crash” won Best Film.)
Copyright (c) 2006 by Lauren Simpson
She’s the Man
Bringing all of the gender confusion and love triangulating of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to a high school setting was a wonderful way to bring the bard’s work to a younger generation. Andy Fickman’s 2006 film She’s the Man starring Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum remained faithful to the 1601 work of Shakespeare with perfectly modern twists to engage a brand new audience. Much like Twelfth Night (1996), She;s the Man stayed true to Shakespeare’s theme of gender confusion, She’s the Man also brings secrecy and betrayal to the forefront more so than the bard himself. Even with gender roles reversed and interchangeable, the overarching message in She’s the Man is what it means to confide in someone and how damaging it can be when trust is broken.
High school student Viola Hastings (Amanda Bynes) is a star soccer player on her girl’s soccer team. For Viola, soccer is life, which is why she feels as though her life is over when her school’s girl’s soccer team is cut. Viola and some of the girls go to the boy’s soccer team and ask if they can join. Viola is sure that they will comply as her boyfriend is the goalie of the boy’s team and has expressed to Viola that her talent exceeds half of the members of his team. When the boys scoff at the idea of having girls on their team and refuse the girls, Viola seeks revenge. Viola then learns that her twin brother Sebastian (James Kirk), newly enrolled at a new high school, is fleeing with his band for London and will miss his first two weeks of school. Viola decides to go to the new high school in her brother’s place, make the soccer team, and beat her own high school’s boys soccer team exacting revenge on her school and ex-boyfriend. Viola didn’t expect to fall in love with her roommate Duke (Channing Tatum) who is trying to seduce the popular Olivia (Laura Ramsey). Olivia connects with Sebastian/Viola and eventually falls in love with her, not knowing, of course, that Sebastian is Viola in disguise. Calamity ensues when the real Sebastian returns from London early, unaware that he has been replaced at his school by his sister.
The connections all throughout She’s the Man to Twelfth Night were a pure joy for this literature buff. The artful ways in which they brought pieces of Shakespeare’s tale of the modern day were wonderful. I especially appreciated naming the rival school that Viola attends in Sebastian’s place that of the town Viola washed upon after the shipwreck in Twelfth Night. I also enjoyed the naming of the spider in She’s the Man to bring about the source inspiration, as well. I especially enjoy a reimagined film that pays proper tribute to the version it is reimagining. The acting is nothing to write home about. It is a teen comedy with younger actors playing teenagers, nothing extraordinary, but all parts were played adequately. The music was the real clincher for She’s the Man. The upbeat fun music really made the transformation for the bard’s work of aristocracy to the high school halls in a great way.
As mentioned before, and fleshed out in another review, Twelfth Night deals heavily with the theme of gender confusion, likewise, She’s the Man does the same with the main character Viola dressing as her brother. What She’s the Man does that Twelfth Night didn’t do is focus primarily on secrets and betrayal. Much more emphasis was placed upon the secret Viola was keeping from her roommate in She’s the Man than Viola’s secret she was keeping from the Count in Twelfth Night. It was interesting to see that turn and the prominence placed on secret keeping in the reimagined work. Even the film’s tagline begins with “Everybody has a secret…”. The emphasis on this film certainly lies within all of the mini betrayals between the gender confusion, and all others involved with it. The shift from the curse of love to trust and secrets was an interesting choice and made for a slightly more engaging film. There’s something in this film for everyone, and even if you ignore the bard’s inspiration in the film, you will still come away enjoying it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min)
Genre Comedy, Romance, Sport
Director Andy Fickman
Writer Ewan Leslie, Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith
Actors Amanda Bynes, Laura Ramsey, Channing Tatum
Country United States, Canada
Awards 2 wins & 5 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,906 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)