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She's the Man (Blu-ray) review

She's the Man (Blu-ray) review
« on: February 19, 2021, 08:20:54 PM »

Studio: Paramount
Release Date: March 2, 2021
Rating: PG-13
Film: 3.5/5
Amanda Bynes proves that girls can do anything guys can do in this hysterical comedy of errors. When Viola (Bynes), disguised as her twin brother, Sebastian (James Kirk), joins the high school boys’ soccer team, she ends up helping them win the big game. She also unexpectedly falls for Duke (Channing Tatum), the hot star forward.
My Thoughts
Somehow I missed this completely when it was released in 2006 but it was something my wife wanted to see when she read the press release. It’s an adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Twelfth Night and for the most part works quite well. The first two acts do a great job of setting up the scenario and letting it play out with plenty of LOL moments. Unfortunately, the third act goes off the rails a little bit as the story does its best to come to a nice and tidy conclusion.
Video 4/5
Audio 4/5 (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Special Features:
  • Two Commentaries
  • Making the Man
  • The Troupe
  • Inspired by Shakespeare’s…
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
  • Gag Reel
  • Cast Photo Album
  • Shhkespeare, Soccer and Such Trivia Track
  • “Let Go” Music Video by David Lichens
  • Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Code

Overall, this was a fun harmless film with a lot of laughs. Watching it 15 years after its debut gives an interesting perspective on the stars. Tatum has gone on to a very successful career while Bynes “retired” from acting in 2010 but never left the public light with several run ins with law enforcement for hit and runs, alcohol, and drug use. Pretty sad since she had the potential to be quite a star. Recommended for fans.
Reference Review System:
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M&K SS-150 x4 (Surround Speakers)
Atlantic Technology IC6-OBA x 4 Overhead Speakers
SVS PC-Ultra Cylinder Subwoofer
HSU VTF-15H MK2 Subwoofer
SVS SB-3000 Subwoofer
JL Audio Dominion D110 Subwoofer x 2 (configured as tandem mid bass modules)
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Audioquest and Monoprice - Audio/Video/Speaker Cabling

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Re: She's the Man (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 12:22:47 PM »
For a second I mistook this for “just one of the guys”. Man I loved that movie 

I’ll have to check this one out 
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Re: She's the Man (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2021, 12:54:39 PM »
Never heard of this one. 
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