She's the Man (12A)

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When the girls' "soccer" team at Viola's school is scrapped, she disguises herself as her twin brother Sebastian and turns up at his new school, in the hope that she can get to play football there.

But if it weren't thorny enough for her to avoid the showers and to call everyone "bro", things get thornier when Viola falls in love with her room-mate, Duke Orsino. Yes, it's another breezily enjoyable high school comedy loosely based on a Shakespeare play - Twelfth Night in this case. There's even a pet tarantula named Malvolio.

It's definitely one for teenage girls, but Amanda Bynes clowns around with such an appealing lack of vanity that she could be the next Julia Roberts - or the next Jim Carrey.

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