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She's The Man
Review written on: July 3rd, 2006

She's The Man Review

Not that we haven’t seen this all before. Not that it hasn’t been done to death. Not that there’s anyone that’ll win an Oscar for their role. But, I didn’t care. I liked this movie. As much as it pains me to say so, I liked the flick.

Given, it’s tough to make Amanda Bynes look convincingly like a boy. And the entire plot is one big twisted mess of “never would anyone fall for that”, just like every other movie similar is plot, design, and concept. It didn’t seem to matter.

The characters were likable. The story was good enough to pass for the entire length of the movie, without me wanting to shoot myself. The acting was decent enough. There wasn’t anything about the movie that stood out as making me hate it.

Now that’s not to say that everyone will like this movie. Since I’m surprised I liked it myself, I can’t recommend it to everyone. The movie was cute, it has its comedic moments, as well. There were parts I laughed outloud at. And other parts where I just sorta felt like I should have laughed, but didn’t. It was a “cute” movie, that’s the best I can put it. Not for everyone, by any means. But definitely something cute you can check out, some rainy day, when there’s nothing else going on, and nothing on cable.

Though I hadn’t originally set out to even watch the movie, it just sort of fell into my lap today, and I figured I might as well give it a go. Amanda Bynes does a decent job of bouncing back and forth between Viola, and Sebastian (twins). The two characters, similar yet entirely opposite must have been fun for her to play. To go from playing bouncey kids type roles, to playing a more teenage-yet-adult role should have been challenging, but Bynes did a good job with it.

The rest of the cast, all virtual unknowns, with the exception of Vinnie Jones, and David Cross, all got their jobs done nicely. No one’s extremely memorable as the “star” of the movie, but they all get their message across, as they’re supposed to.

If you liked Mean Girl, The Chick, or Not Another Teen Movie, you might like the comedy in this movie well enough to enjoy sitting through the entire thing.

 

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