I’m a huge movie buff.
Whether it’s a terrible horror film, an even worse chick flick or any movie starring Zac Efron– odds are I’ve seen it at least once. It’s not uncommon for me to spend an entire weekend at home leaving the couch only to press play on my laptop and occasionally use the bathroom.
But no matter how many movies I’ve seen, there’s always one I’ll come back to and re-watch whenever I need a great film to cheer me up or just to distract me from my life.
It’s called She’s The Man.
It’s a bit of a cult classic so if you haven’t heard of it, all you need to know is that it’s brilliant.
But I suggest you stop reading, find it on Netflix, watch it and then come back to this article. Now.
Amanda Bynes (in her former prime) plays Viola, a soccer mad teen who dons a wig and tapes her bits to play soccer on the male soccer team at her school, after the women’s team got cut.
It also stars a younger, skinnier but still god damn beautiful Channing Tatum.
Even though it’s technically about sport, She’s The Man is actually filled with ridiculously great feminist lessons. It also turns the ‘dumb jock’ stereotype on its head and presents Tatum’s character as a shy boy who can’t talk to girls, respects women and really likes… cheese?
Dairy jokes aside, I’d estimate that I’ve seen She’s The Man at least 20 times in the years since it was released, while also knowing most of the quotes off-by-heart and always suggesting it whenever someone invites me over for a movie.
It’s a movie that has taught me some seriously kick-ass life lessons that can help you too
1. Being “ladylike” is a big waste of time.
2. Heels were invented for one very ridiculous reason.
3. Personality is so much more important than looks.
4. There is only one real way to break up with someone.
5. And that being yourself is the best thing that you can be.
I asked some of the Mamamia team what movie they never tire of- half because I was interested and half because I’m always looking for some movie options to fit in between She’s The Man viewings- and they had some pretty great answers.