SHE'S THE MAN | Film | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper


There must be better ways to address the inequities in women's sports than the solution posited in Andy Fickman's teen comedy-romance. When the girls' soccer team gets cut, Viola (Amanda Bynes) dons fake sideburns, wraps her boobs and joins the boys' team. Because this nonsense has been adapted from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, it's a trifle more complicated, involving all manner of mistaken identities as a half-dozen rich jocks and Junior Leaguers sort out who's who and who likes whom. That it all gets settled on the soccer pitch, with each side yanking off clothes to prove they got what God gave them, should sum up how witless (and mildly offensive) this all is. (AH)



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