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LaurenJun 3, 20070That was quite possibly the worst movie I have ever seen. The concept is ridiculous as well as cliched. It tries to recreate the sucess of Bend It Like Beckam, jumping on the 'female soccer player' band wagon that Bend It created. Sadly it missed the bandwagon, along with the realms of realistic, intelligent and funny. The humour is barely above that of toilet humour, in some cases including it. The film relies heavily on the comic differences between boys and girls, which were not funny to start of with, after the thousandth time they cause you to grimace. With that aside, the film is outstanding in one aspect, it's ability to fool some people into thinking that it is worthwhile. I am astounded that someone could actually come up with such a tear-inducing pile of drivel, let alone convince others to produce it.… Expand
D.T.Mar 19, 20062This movie was stupid. The lines in this movie were incredibly cheesy, the acting was horrible, and the story all in itself was dumb. This movie's aimed at 12 year- old girls with little or no brain whatsoever.
AMovieCriticSep 10, 20064A high-concept movie like this should be more high-concept. Aside from the premise (Which isn't believable for a second) nothing really seems to happen except a love triangle. It just never really takes off and it doesn't help that all the funny jokes (which, to be fair, are somewhat plentiful) are given away completely on the trailers and commercials. Not recommended. Just not that great of a movie.… Expand
MikeFeb 17, 20070I was unfortunate enough to walk in on the second half of this movie (during one of the many corny training montages) and then was guilted into staying and watching the rest by my 7 and 9 year old sisters. It didn't take long to catch up on the plot, which plods along with loads of forced sophomoric attempts at comedy. The ending was so cheesy I almost couldn't bear to watch it. Not kidding. It's great for 7th graders who like Lisa Frank. Everyone else steer clear.… Expand
WilliamL.Feb 26, 20080Possibly one of the worst movies i have ever seen. If you like this movie then you probably like to watch movies with terrible actors and actresses. Personally, i dont like to watch Girls pretending to be men, and eat chicken like a dog that hasnt eaten in 5 days. Amanda Bynes is very very bad in this movie. i dont reccomend this movie to anyone, unless you have Down Syndrome, that way you proably wont even know whats going on, and wont remember it. The only thing you will hear while watching this movie is.... oh wait, my mistake... no one is watching this movie because it sucks. Shakespeare is rolling in his grave.… Expand
KevinFeb 17, 20070How can Matt A. possibly elevate this movie to the level that Brick accomplished? That movie was original, complex, and well acted. This movie is formulaic and simple, and I've seen better acting in an elementary school play. Maybe I do take myself too seriously when it comes to movies, but this movie seriously sucked.
May 22, 20131I don't like it that much.
She's the man is supposed to be like a modern version of WIlliam Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, and boy modernising this sort of thing does not work well. When Viola Hastings (played by Amanda Bynes) football team gets cut off she wants to be able to play in the boys team. Her brother Sebastian (played by James Kirk) has to go to London to play his music and tells her to call up his school and tell them that he is sick or some sort of excuse. Instead, she decides to dress up as his brother so he can play in the boys soccer team.
To be honest I don't like this movie. Why? Well firstly, William Shakespeare's version can be better by miles. Why? I will explain now. Although it is based off of the story of Twelfth night, it doesn't follow much of it. The only bit it follows is where Viola becomes a transvestite and dresses up as a man. But when you get into it, it's almost like some sort of b**ch contest of who can snog who, which is barely anything like Twelfth night.
Yes there is a dueling scene in Twelfth night but neither of them want to fight. Here, it's just a contest of who snogs who's face. It has it's awkward situations yes but mainly girls fight and men fight and fallouts happen. I don't recall any of that happening in Twelfth night, but perhaps they're changing it to their own story. But the thing is though they name most of the Characters for the story. They have Viola, Olivia and they even have the school name as Illyria. Heck I think one of the characters is named Andrew (Sir Andrew Ague-cheek.)
Moving on the acting and dialogue at the start is horrible in my opinion. There's barely that much emotion in it. It gets a little better though. The characters are complete jerks as well. Even the transvestite Sebastian character is a bit of a smug/swag kid. Oh it doesn't just stop there, there are complete creeps and weirdos in this movie as well. There was a scene (I can't remember a character) where a man was talking to his pillow with a crushes face on it. Isn't that a little...creepy? And there are characters who are those girls who don't understand the meaning of "He doesn't like you." Some of it is like Bribe wars to me.
But at the beginning the characters are jerks.
"It's a scientific fact that boys are better than girls." ~Cornwall coach (I think)
That's not a scientific fact, that is just sexist and discriminative bull****! And finally, the jokes...
The jokes overall aren't that clever. Most of them are just immature jokes, gross out jokes and the awkward moments just seem a little weird. Slapstick comedy, oh god that's hilarious. (Note my sarcasm.) These are sort of like 12 year old jokes, and note I am 13 writing this review. Some jokes are a little funny but these are very far and very few between each other.
Finally, I know this may sound bad as a opinion but...the soundtrack. Oh god most of the soundtrack is awful. It's just pop music which isn't very good soundtrack at all and my ears were just bleeding. The introduction sequence was full of pop. It just drove me f***ing insane. I'd rather watch some other terrible movie, it would probably have a better soundtrack/song selection. But anyway these are just all the signs to a bad movie that earns big bucks.
Bad song choice. Tick.
Jerks and creeps as characters. Tick.
10-12 year old jokes. Tick.
Slapstick comedy. Tick.
Bad acting (at the start it does get a little better.) Tick
Barely follows what it is based off (Twelfth night) although they name most of the characters the characters from that. Oh you better f***ing tick that!
In conclusion, I don't like this movie. When I saw this movie I was a little disappointed that one of Shakespeare's works has been turned into a terrible film flop. Thank you for reading this review. I give this film a 1/10 and I do not recommend you to see it. It's mostly aimed at 10 year olds with barely any sense of humour. Because you know things like tampons and gross things like nudity and things like slapstick is funny right? Oh yeah that's hilarious. (Again not my sarcasm.)
A review by Critic Charles.… Expand
50As insistent as its heroine to get its point across, She's the Man gathers up enough energy and likeable goodwill that it almost skirts past some extremely strained passages in which Bynes plays out being a boy.