“She’s the Man” makes drama entertaining
12 years ago Rachael Esman Comments Off on “She’s the Man” makes drama entertaining
The dramatic cheerleader captain and football quarterback relationship, along with the intense rivalry between the flag team and dance team, makes high school hard enough. But being the new kid on campus only adds more drama to the scene. When Viola Hastings (Amanda Bynes) disguises herself as her twin brother Sebastian (James Kirk) in “She’s The Man,” boarding school takes a turn towards deceit, love and heartbreak.
While Sebastian tries to break into the music scene in London, Viola disguises herself as him and tries to sort out his life but things only get more complicated. When she falls in love with Sebastian’s hot roommate, Duke (Channing Tatum), and the real Sebastian returns from London two days earlier than expected, things get complicated. Bynes’ mistaken identity, tan and toned shirtless boys and references to some of today’s hottest bands make this high school drama entertaining but far from a classic. From some of the most successful producers in Hollywood,
“She’s The Man” is a dramatic blockbuster with a mix of award-winning and up-and-coming actors and actresses. It takes the audience through a whirlwind of comedic adventures with most of the humor geared towards the younger generation. My little cousin seemed to relate perfectly to the “puppy love” or Viola’s crush. Perhaps this Shakespeare spin-off, or lack thereof, teaches an important lesson of humility, honesty, love and high school sexuality.