Friday, June 25, 2010

'She's the Man' - a guest post by Arwen

A lot of people would probably roll their eyes and turn their nose up at a modernised version of Shakespeare's great work, Twelfth Night - which just goes to show how wrong a person can be! While one might think that turning Lady Olivia's comic manservant, Malvolio, into a pet spider is an insult to Shakespeare's memory, you will soon find out that instead of being tacky it is hilariously funny.

So, what am I talking about ? Well, director Andy Fickman decided to get a new take on Shakespeare's funny play and just how did he do that ? Well, by directing a movie called 'She's the Man'. The plot follows soccer mad teenager Viola as her school soccer team gets cut. disguising herself as her brother Sebastian, she starts at his new school so she can join the boy's soccer team - which is not as easy as it sounds!

She has to face many obstacles, including a mad principal, falling in love with her room-mate, Duke Orsino, and the radiant Olivia (Viola's lab partner), falling in love with her. With a great cast of Amanda Byrnes, Channing Tatum and Laura Ramsay,' She's the Man' is perfect for reluctant Shakespeare readers or just for a laugh. It's highly funny and I would rate it 5 out of 5. It's rated PG for mild violence, mild coarse language and mild sexual references but I thought it was a great movie and it's definitely worth watching.

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