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Later on in the game Viola explains that she has been impersonating her brother, finally convincing Duke and everyone else by showing them her [[breasts]] (again, off screen). The coach agrees to let Viola keep playing anyway, sternly informing the Cornwall coach that Illyria doesn't discriminate based on gender. Illyria wins the game on a penalty kick when Viola scores a goal (after a save and then pass from Duke) past her ex-boyfriend Justin.
 
Later on in the game Viola explains that she has been impersonating her brother, finally convincing Duke and everyone else by showing them her [[breasts]] (again, off screen). The coach agrees to let Viola keep playing anyway, sternly informing the Cornwall coach that Illyria doesn't discriminate based on gender. Illyria wins the game on a penalty kick when Viola scores a goal (after a save and then pass from Duke) past her ex-boyfriend Justin.
   
Everyone at Illyria celebrates their victory over Cornwall, except for Duke who is hurt at Viola's deception. She invites Duke to her [[debutante]] ball. They meet in a garden and head to the Debutante ball, where they are introduced, come on stage, and kiss. At the end of the film, Viola and Duke are shown playing on the soccer team of Illyria, both on the first string.
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Everyone at Illyria celebrates their victory over Cornwall, except for Duke who is hurt at Viola's deception. She invites Duke to her [[debutante]] ball. They meet in a garden and head to the Debutante ball, where they are introduced, come on stage, and kiss. At the end of the film, Viola and Duke are shown playing on the soccer team of Illyria, both on the first string...and stuff.
   
 
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She's the Man
She's the man poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Andy Fickman
Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner
Tom Rosenberg
Gary Lucchesi
Written by Karen McCullah Lutz
Kirsten Smith
Starring Amanda Bynes
Channing Tatum
Laura Ramsey
David Cross
Vinnie Jones
Alex Breckenridge
James Kirk
Robert Hoffman
Music by Nathan Wang
Cinematography Greg Gardiner
Edited by Michael Jablow
Production
company
Distributed by DreamWorks
Release date
March 17, 2006
Running time
105 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million
Box office $57,194,667

She's the Man is a 2006 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Fickman, based on Twelfth Night, a play by William Shakespeare. The film centers around teenage girl, Viola Hastings, who enters her brother's school in his place (pretending to be male) in order to play with the boy's soccer team. The film stars Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum, among others.

Plot

Viola Hastings (Amanda Bynes) is a high school soccer player at Cornwall, which has just cut its girls' soccer team. After her request to join the boys' team is refused, she finds a way to play for Cornwall's rival, Illyria. Viola's twin brother, Sebastian (James Kirk), is supposed to enter Illyria as a new student, and since he is instead going to a contest in London with his fledgling band, Sebastian asks Viola to cover for him by telling the school that he is sick and each of their parents (who are divorced) thinks that he is staying with the other.

Viola instead decides to pass herself off as Sebastian and join the boys' soccer team at Illyria. She hopes to beat the Cornwall team and humiliate her cocky and sexist goalie ex-boyfriend, Justin (Robert Hoffman). With the help of her friends, Viola becomes the quirky "Sebastian".

At Illyria, Viola's roommate is Duke Orsino (Channing Tatum), a good-looking striker on the soccer team. Tryouts see Viola assigned to second string, much to her disappointment. Meanwhile, "Sebastian"'s lab partner, Olivia, develops a crush on him, which frustrates Duke, who is interested in Olivia. In exchange for "Sebastian's" help in getting Olivia's attention, Duke agrees to put in extra soccer practice time with him. Coach Dinklage eventually moves "Sebastian" up to first string. Elsewhere, Olivia goes on a date with Duke to make "Sebastian" jealous, remaining far more interested in him than in Duke. Encouraged by Viola, she decides to go directly to Sebastian and tell him how she feels.

The plot becomes complicated when the real Sebastian returns from London a day early. When he arrives at Illyria, Olivia runs up and kisses him. Duke, seeing this, believes his roommate has betrayed him and after arguing with "Sebastian" kicks him out. Viola stays in Eunice's room and oversleeps, causing the real Sebastian to wind up on the field playing in what should be his sister's spot in the next day's much-anticipated game against Cornwall. Principal Gold (David Cross), who has been told of Viola's impersonating Sebastian by Monique and Malcolm, halts the game and informs the crowd that Sebastian is a girl. The real Sebastian being present instead, he proves himself to be male by pulling down his shorts and exposing his genitals off-screen. At half-time, Viola explains the situation to Sebastian and they switch places again.

Later on in the game Viola explains that she has been impersonating her brother, finally convincing Duke and everyone else by showing them her breasts (again, off screen). The coach agrees to let Viola keep playing anyway, sternly informing the Cornwall coach that Illyria doesn't discriminate based on gender. Illyria wins the game on a penalty kick when Viola scores a goal (after a save and then pass from Duke) past her ex-boyfriend Justin.

Everyone at Illyria celebrates their victory over Cornwall, except for Duke who is hurt at Viola's deception. She invites Duke to her debutante ball. They meet in a garden and head to the Debutante ball, where they are introduced, come on stage, and kiss. At the end of the film, Viola and Duke are shown playing on the soccer team of Illyria, both on the first string...and stuff.

Cast

Reception

Box office

The film opened at #4 at the South American box office making $10.7 million USD in its opening weekend. She's the Man grossed a total of $33,741,133 domestic with a total gross of $57,194,667 worldwide.[1]

Critical reception

Based on 108 reviews, She's the Man scored a 44% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes[2].

References

  1. ^ "Total Gross Revenues". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  2. ^ "She's the Man critical reviews". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 

External links

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