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SHE'S THE MAN
USA: Paramount Pictures
UK: Entertainment Film Distributors
Cast: Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, Vinnie Jones, David Cross, Julie Hagerty, Robert Hoffman, Alex Breckenridge, Jonathan Sadowski, Amanda Crew, Jessica Lucas, Brandon Jay McLaren, Clifton Murray, James Snyder, James Kirk, Emily Perkins, Robert Torti, Lynda Boyd, John Pyper Ferguson, Katie Stuart, Colby Wilson, Jeff Ballard, Brenda McDonald, Patricia Idlette, Ken Kirby, Alberto Ghisi, David Richmond Peck, Mark Acheson, Dee Jay Jackson, Debbie Timuss, Michelle Brownlee, Mara Branscombe, Katharine Horsman, Melissa Robertson, Alex Price, Natasha Gorrie, Deena Minichiello, Barbara Kottmeier, Chad Krowchuk, Cassandra Sawtell, Michelle Grigor, Stuart Cowan, Aaron Young, Justin Carvery, Andrew Hutson, Luca Bellisome, Giovanni Valente, Ivan Estrada, Glen Krizek, Evan Turner, Daniel Rogic, Alvaro Picado, Brady Horvath, Ryan Horvath, C J Greenside, Devon Greenside, Chris D'Andrea, Meysam Soltani, Struan Saddler, Andrew Reed, Luke Moger, Riyad Zuber, Jason Mosberian, Sofia Hildalgo, Deena Sparling, Melissa Howard, Nicola Elbro, Carly Barkley, Shannon McDonald
Director: Andy Fickman
USA & UK: 105 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some sexual material
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate sex references
USA Release Date: 17 March 2006
UK Release Date: 7 April 2006
It's hard enough being the nerdy new guy on campus without also being the new girl on campus, who has fallen for the coolest guy on campus, who is totally obsessed with the most beautiful girl on campus, who is "crushing" on the nerdy new guy on campus.
Viola Johnson (Amanda Bynes) had her own good reasons for disguising herself as her twin brother Sebastian (James Kirk) and enrolling in his place at his new boarding school, Illyria Prep. She was counting on Sebastian being AWOL from school as he tried to break into the music scene in London. What she didn't count on was falling in love with her hot roommate, Duke (Channing Tatum), who in turn only has eyes for the beautiful Olivia (Laura Ramsey). Making matters worse, Olivia is starting to fall for Sebastian, who-for reasons Olivia couldn't begin to guess-appears to be the sensitive type of guy she'd always dreamed of meeting. If things weren't complicated enough, the real Sebastian has come back from London two days earlier than expected and arrives on campus having no clue that he's been replaced by his own twin sister.
Playing Viola, Amanda Bynes (WHAT A GIRL WANTS, TV's WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU) heads an ensemble cast that also includes a number of up-and-coming actors, including Channing Tatum (COACH CARTER), Laura Ramsey (LORDS OF DOGTOWN), Jonathan Sadowski (TV's AMERICAN DREAMS), Robert Hoffman (MTV's WILD 'N OUT), James Snyder (PRETTY PERSUASION), Alex Breckenridge (ROMY & MICHELLE: IN THE BEGINNING, BIG FAT LIAR), Amanda Crew (FINAL DESTINATION 3), Jessica Lucas (TV's LIFE AS WE KNOW IT), James Kirk (X2: X-MEN UNITED) and Emily Perkins (the GINGER SNAPS franchise). Rounding out the cast are soccer great-turned-actor Vinnie Jones (SWORDFISH, GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS) and Robert Torti (SHOWTIME'S REEFER MADNESS: THE MOVIE MUSICAL), with Julie Hagerty (JUST FRIENDS, AIRPLANE!) and David Cross (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, TV's ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT).
Inspired by William Shakespeare's play "Twelfth Night," the contemporary comedy was directed by Andy Fickman (Showtime's REEFER MADNESS: THE MOVIE MUSICAL) and produced by Lauren Shuler Donner (the X-MEN franchise) and Ewan Leslie. The screenplay is by Ewan Leslie and Karen McCullah Lutz & Kirsten Smith (both ELLA ENCHANTED, LEGALLY BLONDE) from a story by Leslie.