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She's The Man (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: She's The Man
Year: 2006
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Directed By: Andy Fickman
Starring: Amanda Bynes, Laura Ramsey, Channing Tatum
About: When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for his school's star soccer player, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf67WlthWXk

My Review:
Having spent a lot of my teenage years watching She's The Man I thought I would give it a watch as I hadn't seen it in a while and loved this film all over again. I love how this film although being about football and being something I am not interested in brings it to an enjoyable place for me as well as having the comedy and romance side to keep me fully entertained.

Having the film show how the girls team was cut from Viola's school and showing how she just wanted to play and would have played on the boy's team showed how she was dedicated to the game and wouldn't let anybody stop her. Especially as she goes to their rival school and pretends to be her brother while he goes and plays his music in a different country just in order to play football and show that she is just as good as the boys and wanting to beat her own school in order to prove that to them. I thought by also having Viola start to fall in love with her roommate who thinks that she is really her brother Sebastian quite funny and some of the interactions made me laugh as well as when Viola was being rude about female's he says how he doesn't like it and that he just wants a woman in which he can be happy with and showed how sensitive he really was. There is a lot in this film that makes me laugh and also makes me hope that the main characters in the film will get together as well as having me hope that Viola will be able to beat her own school in order to show that girls are just as good as boys are. One of my favourite parts of the film is near the end when people are realising that Sebastian has been away however is at the football game is not meant to be playing and has to prove that he is actually a boy and same with Viola showing she is a girl when deciding to be herself and no longer lie to those around her especially if it meant that the man she was falling for would be angry at her and not let her help win the game. After showing how the coach didn't care however that her previous coach did and how he was shown how it doesn't matter what gender they are as long as they are able to play the game. By having this scene in the film it was something in which I thought was funny but also showed how sexism is in sport and men feel that woman is not able to compete with them. Having the main character's at the end decide to be together I thought was really sweet and always makes me extremely happy. I think the acting in this is brilliant and really makes me like the character's within it. Not only this but made football more enjoyable for me when the sport scene's were happening which is something that I usually don't get with watching films.

Overall, I feel that this is a great teenage romance movie and one that is different to the usual high school rom-coms that are around. This is a film I would recommend to teenagers who are looking for a rom-com as well as those who are looking for a comedy film to see as it is the perfect balance in my opinion. I would definitely see this again.

My Rating: 4/5 


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  1. Pranish Agrawal28 July 2019 at 14:55

    To be honest, Everytime I see this movie I enjoy it alot as well. Funny thing is not many people know this movie's plot is alot similar to Shakespeare's Twelth Night...

    All the Names, the Gender Swap and love interest thing is similar to that play but the story writers have very successfully converted this in to Modern Day Drama...

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