Such is the premise of the 2006 teen comedy flick, She’s the Man, starring Amanda Bynes. The movie is actually inspired by the Shakespeare play, Twelfth Night, only it takes place in high school. The plot follows Viola, a high school girl who loves to play soccer. As the girls’ team is cut in her school, and her boyfriend doesn’t want her in the guys’ team, she breaks up with him and comes up with a plan. She’ll take over her twin brother’s place at his school, pretending to be him.
This, of course, includes dressing up as a guy, and making everyone around her believe she’s a guy – including her roommate, Duke (played by dreamboat actor Channing Tatum). As you probably could’ve guessed, she falls in love with said roommate, while his crush Olivia falls in love with her, thinking she’s a guy. And as expected, her shenanigans lead to a whole lot of mess, as well as some funny situations.
Despite the movie receiving mixed reviews (some harsher than others), it’s become somewhat of a cult teen flick. Many people still remember scenes and lines from the film. And while it wasn’t living up to its Shakespearean origin, it had its own charm as a slapstick comedy movie.
Amanda Bynes was a huge star at the time of the movie coming out and the years following, after starring in several Nickelodeon shows and other teen comedies. She was the girl with the sassy attitude in her movies, which were real crowd pleasers for the teenagers they were made for. But she has since stepped out of the limelight and taken up a different career.
On the other hand, Channing Tatum was relatively less familiar when this movie came out to the theaters. Now, with movies like Magic Mike and 21 Jump Street under his belt, the actor has become a Hollywood superstar.
The cast of She’s the Man is comprised of talented comedy actors, some of them moved on to become famous for their amazing roles, some of them continued doing movies, and some became well-known for their TV parts. Either way, the cast of the movie are what made this flick the hilarious teen comedy we’ll always remember fondly.