She's the Man

There I sit, experiencing perky overload as I watch Amanda Bynes play a teen princess who has to cross-dress as a boy to get on her school soccer team. There I sit, enumerating ten things I hate about filmmakers who think they can pass off teen piffle as a clever 2006 spin on the Bard's Twelfth Night. There I sit, suffering total numbness of body and brain, no longer having to wonder what it might be like to be buried alive in gooey marshmallow.

Peter Travers' new book, "1,000 Best Movies on DVD" is available now.

From The Archives Issue 311: February 21, 1980