Thursday, November 19, 2009

She's the Man (2006)


She's the Man (2006) is a romantic comedy film based on William Shakespeare's play "Twelfth Night". In this modernized interpretation of the famous work, a high school soccer player named Viola Hastings (Amanda Bynes) finds that the female soccer team at her school, Cornwall, got cut. She and her teammates are denied the opportunity to try out for the male team, as the coach laughs and dismisses the idea that girls could be good enough to compete with boys. At the same time, Viola's fraternal twin brother, Sebastian (James Kirk), needs to start at Cornwall's rival school Illyria but wants to go to London so that he may be able to perform with his band. He asks Viola to call the new school and make up an excuse as to why he would come to school late. However, Viola decides to disguise herself as her brother and join Illyria's soccer team so that she may be able to prove to everyone that she could play with and against male players. - Summary from Miss Yujin's Film Studies

In this short clip from the film, Viola, disguised as Sebastian, is delighted to get on the first string for the soccer team. Her interest in her (Sebastian's) roommate and soccer teammate, Duke (Channing Tatum), is apparent; she wants him to call Viola (herself) up to ask her out. Meanwhile, Olivia (Laura Ramsey) has fallen for Sebastian, who is actually Viola. With the advice of her friend Olivia decides to pretend to like Duke in order to make Sebastian (Viola) jealous.

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