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She's the Man | 2006 | PG-13 | - 4.3.3

Amanda Bynes stars as a high school senior, who's hoping to be snatched up by college soccer scouts. Her dreams are dashed when her team is scratched, but she finds a perfect opportunity to prove that she can play as well as the boys when her twin brother calls in sick at the beginning of the school year. She decides to pretend to be him. Also with Channing Tatum, James Kirk, Robert Hoffman, Alex Breckenridge and David Cross. Directed by Andy Fickman. [1:45]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A young woman kisses a young man on the neck, he kisses her on the neck, and she then leaves. A young man and a young woman kiss, she says, "I know tricks" and they lie on the ground together (off-screen). A young man picks a young woman up in the air, they fall back onto the ground together, he falls on top of her, and they hug and kiss. A young man and a young woman kiss, and a young man and a young woman kiss tenderly. A young woman kisses a young man.
 There are a couple of scenes where a young man and a young woman, who's pretending to be a young man, are close to hugging and they panic when they realize that they are too close. A young woman rests her head on the shoulder of a young woman who's pretending to be a young man. A young woman is attracted to a young man who is actually a young woman, but she does not know this.
 A young man pulls down his pants in front of a large crowd to prove that he is a boy (we see his calves and the crowd reacting to his nudity), and a young woman lifts her shirt in front of a large crowd to prove that she is a girl (we see the top of her bare chest and the crowd reacting to her nudity).
 Cheerleaders wear tiny outfits that reveal cleavage, bare abdomens and bare legs, young women wear low-cut dresses that reveal cleavage and bare shoulders and backs, and young women wear bikinis that reveal cleavage, bare abdomens and legs in a beach scene, while young men wear shorts that reveal bare chests. Young men wear towels wrapped around their waists in a couple of shower scenes. A young woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage, a young woman wears short shorts that reveal bare thighs, and a young man is bare-chested and wears low-slung sweat pants.
 Two young women hug and flirt with a young woman, who's pretending to be a young man, and one tries to kiss her while three young men watch and are jealous. A young woman puts her hand in the lap of a young woman, who's pretending to be a young man.
 Three young men admire a young woman from the back and one young man appears to have a crush on her.
 A young man talks about a young woman "giving good nod." A school principal talks uncomfortably to a young woman and to a young woman who's pretending to be a young man about the "opposite sex" and "sexual tension." A young woman who's pretending to be a young man says, "you're hot" to a young man.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Three young women fight in a bathroom, with hair pulling, kicking, slapping and shoving.
 A young man punches another young man in the face: they fall off a platform and wrestle on the ground, a young woman tries to break up the fight and they all crash into a popcorn cart.
 Two young men fight with punches and shoving, other young men join the fight but it is broken up before anyone is injured. A young woman slaps a young man in the face.
 Young men hit each other hard on the soccer field in several scenes. A young man is hit in the head with a soccer ball and he is knocked to the ground. A young woman, who's pretending to be a young man, falls on her back repeatedly while practicing a soccer stunt. A young woman, who's pretending to be a young man, is hit hard in the crotch with a soccer ball and screams.
 Young men are awakened by other young men pouring water on them, they are doused with oatmeal and told to remove their clothes (the hazing is interrupted by a fire alarm). A young man hits another young man in the face with a towel.
 A young man climbs out a window, we hear a thud and crunch and assume that he has fallen to the ground below (he is not injured). A young woman falls hard on her back but is OK.
 A young woman, who's pretending to be a young man, faints when looking at a dissected frog. A young woman, who's pretending to be a young man, puts a tampon up her nose to demonstrate how they can stop nosebleeds. A young woman eats sloppily.


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LANGUAGE 3 - 4 sexual references, 9 scatological terms (1 mouthed), 9 anatomical terms (3 mild), 9 mild obscenities, name-calling (Nancy boy, dufus, idiot, chicks), 1 religious profanity, 8 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - None.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Sexism, male vs. female abilities, stereotypes, discrimination, love, relationships, respect, betrayal, poor sportsmanship, following your dreams, debutantes, divorce, obsession, baldness, sexual abstinence, rebound relationships, talking to each other and listening, jealousy.

MESSAGE - Don't give up on your dreams even if people say that you're not good enough. Women can succeed as well as men.

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