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Boys and Girls (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  16 June 2000 (USA)
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A friendship is put to the ultimate test when two best friends wind up in bed together.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendon Ryan Barrett ...
N.Y. Flight Attendant (as Gay Thomas-Wilson)
David Smigelski ...
Homecoming King
Homecoming Knight
Hunter / Steve
Sean Maysonet ...
John X ...
D.J. at Club
Girl in Bar
Kristofer Mickelson ...
Big Guy


Jennifer and Ryan are students at UC Berkeley, acquaintances off and on since early adolescence. She's quick, witty, ironic, literary, and independent; he's deliberate, literal, serious, studying structural engineering, always working on a plan. They take walks, they console each other over break-ups, he shares his plans. She's headed for Italy after graduation. Then, to their equal surprise, they spend a night together. Her response is to skitter away from continued intimacy and want to stay friends; he's hurt by her response, so he withdraws. Can it all get sorted out before she leaves town? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 June 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chicos y chicas  »

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Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,008,950 (USA) (16 June 2000)


$20,627,372 (USA) (28 July 2000)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The homecoming scene was shot over Thanksgiving. See more »


Ryan's high school girlfriend is supposedly going to school in Seattle, Washington, but she has the school logo of the college in Pullman, Washington (over 200 miles away) on her dorm room door. See more »


Jennifer: I mean, we've all been in love, but we never know that it's not true love until it's over. So what if there is no one or two or three or four or five? I mean, what if there's no such thing as true love but we're just too afraid to admit it, so we keep on dressing up, we keep on pretending to be something that we're not, we keep turning our lives upside down, losing ourselves in something that we hope is better than what we think that we are? What if that something that we're looking for just ...
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Crazy Credits

In a dream sequence during the credits, Hunter visits a department store, tries on a pair of Jaguar boxers and meets four Victoria's Secret models who really like farting. We then see him talking to Amy's psychologist, inquiring what she thinks the dream means. See more »


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I am not afraid to admit that I like it.
12 December 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

In an era when "teenage-girl movies" run rampant, it is easy to dismiss this as just another flick targeted to make young girls squeal over Freddie Prinze Jr or one of his 20-something cohorts. Boys and Girls, however, is different. It presents itself with much more class, and comedy, than most other films of its genre. Boys and Girls has an engaging story that makes the audience connect, emotionally, with the problems of the main characters. The film has more than one story that it follows. It touches on the lives of four different college students and their failing attempts at social interaction. Its involving story line is strengthened by the funny parts, too. Each character has their own unique quirks that make the viewing experience that much more enjoyable. Boys and Girls leaves many other films of merit in its dust and deserves much more recognition than it has received.

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