Shes the Man
It’s hard enough being the nerdy new guy on campus without also being the new girl on campus, who has fallen for the new 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 Hastings (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.
“She’s the Man” is a slightly predictable film about a girl who decides to join a men’s soccer team when the girl’s program is canceled due to a lack of interest. There were some good lessons about relationships and the desire to succeed. However, there are also many dysfunctional relationships with parents who are caught up in their own lives, leaving their children to work out their problems on their own. There were also a few double entendres that wouldn’t go over a 5 year old’s head. Its a shame that movies made for a teen audience frequently contain sexual references, but that seems to be common today in film. However, it is the language in this film that stopped Dove from awarding our Seal to this film.