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She’s the Man

Synopsis
Feature film. Romantic teen comedy offering a contemporary version of Twelfth Night. Viola is a teenage tomboy who disguises herself as her brother, Sebastian, in order to play in the boy’s Illyria football team. Complications ensue when she is attracted to her room-mate, Duke. Duke only has eyes for Olivia, but Olivia likes Viola, whom she believes to be Sebastian. A pet tarantula is named Malvolio.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2005
Duration
105 mins; 9,457 feet

Credits

Director
Andy Fickman
Producer
Donner, Lauren Shuler; Ewan Leslie
Cinematographer
Greg Gardiner
Screenplay
Ewan Leslie; Karen McCullah Lutz; Kirsten Smith
Music
Nathan Wang
Art Direction
John R. Jensen
Cast
Amanda BynesViola Bynes (Viola (later disguised as Cesario))
Laura RamseyOlivia (Olivia)
Channing TatumDuke (Orsino, Duke of Illyria)
James KirkSebastian Hastings (Sebastian)

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Teen movie

Notes

Notes
Estimated budget $20,000,000
General
`If you don’t enjoy reading or watching classical Shakespeare, this is the kind of movie for you’ (IMDb synopsis). Many believe the film was made twenty years earlier as JUST ONE OF THE GUYS (1985) directed by Lisa Gottlieb.
Figures
Opening weekend USA $10,730,372. The film topped the national sales and rental charts in its first week on home video. The DreamWorks/Paramount release generated $6.9 million in rental revenue in the week ended July 23, more than 20% of its theatrical take of $33.7 million [July 2006].

Production Company

Name

DreamWorks

Name

Lakeshore Entertainment Corporation

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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