Romantic complications ensue when a student (Amanda Bynes) poses as her twin brother (James Kirk) and replaces him at his boarding school.
" There I sit, suffering total numbness of body and brain, no longer having to wonder what it might be like to be buried alive in gooey marshmallow. "
" She's the Man, modeled on that gender-bending Shakespeare masterpiece, is harmless fun for the 12-year-olds who should make up the core audience. "
" If music be the food of [teen] love, play on. Just so long as Amanda Bynes is the player. "
" As was proven with 10 Things I Hate about You, it is possible to re-imagine the Bard in a modern high school setting, but She's the Man doesn't do it well. "
" I didn't for one second believe the plot of She's the Man,but I did believe for the entire movie that Amanda Bynes was lovable. "
" It's not Shakespeare. It isn't even The O.C. But She's the Man still has enough energy to make it slightly better than the usual teen comedy throwaway. "
" A cross-dressing comedy that's all dressing can only, well, leave you cross. "
" Movies such as She's the Man are almost beyond anyone's rating system. Tweens, at least those who are allowed to attend PG-13 movies, may have fun; no one else need apply. "
" A comedy that lacks both the verbal sophistication of its source and the sexual sophistication of its target audience. "
" She's the Man, a screwball comedy that made me wish I were 13 again, because this is precisely the kind of movie I would have gone nuts for in the ninth grade. "
" No one under 12 need rush out to see She's the Man. "
" More often than not it's the slapstick elements, predictably occasioned by gender confusion, that get the laughs. "
" She's the Man has a certain charm and is sure to appeal to tweens, at least the female variety. "
" She's the Man is a bit of a mess. "
" As in Bynes' 2003 film What a Girl Wants, She's the Man wraps her up in a tidy romantic-comedy package with a generically non-threatening piece of Teen Beat eye candy. "
" She's the Man retains much of Twelfth Night's discombobulation and many of its names but is aimed, unlike the original, at the cherry-lip-gloss demographic. "
" Mere words cannot convey how awful Bynes is at playing a girl playing a boy. "
" You don't have to know Twelfth Night to have fun at She's the Man. But brushing up on your Shakespeare can be good for a few inside chuckles. "
" As you can imagine, sticking a girl dressed up as a boy into a dorm with hunky boys lusting for girls is the stuff of comic mix-ups, and in She's the Man, we have plenty. "
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