Parents' Guide to

She's the Man

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Cute but crass comedy based on Shakespeare play.

Movie PG-13 2006 105 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 13+

Good but not for young kids

Sex: Viola gets the chance to see naked men in a locker room, and at a soccer game there is nudity referring to penis and breasts. A kissing booth is also involved and lots of passionate kissing. Violence: There are lots of fights. (mild not that wild) Fight between 2 men and 3 women. Positive messages: None Positive rolemodels: None Swearing: Mild swearing as in: Byoch (to be bitch) dumb, stupid

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 14+

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10):
Kids say (80):

Cute, crass, and happily unbelievable, SHE'S THE MAN is buoyed by Amanda Bynes' vivacious performance as a girl who pretends to be a boy. Increasingly unwieldy as the plot threads must be sorted out, the film relies heavily on the delightful Bynes (when she's not on-screen for a few minutes, the energy sags considerably). Once Viola absorbs her boy lessons, she finds it hard to be a girl in scenes that go overboard: She gnaws at her food, straddles her chair, fights with fellow debutantes in the ladies' room. Eventually she learns to be "herself." Not the best movie out there, but entertaining for a sleepover or teen movie night.

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