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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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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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Did You Know?


Anna Friel was originally cast as Jennifer Burrows. 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 »


Ryan: I think too many differences make relationships impossible.
Jennifer: Michael and I didn't agree on anything. Ever. That's what I loved about it. We fought, shouted, had sex. I mean, that's what I miss.
Ryan: That doesn't sound like a very healthy relationship.
Jennifer: Yeah, but what do you know about healthy relationships?
Ryan: Excuse me?
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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 »


Referenced in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) See more »


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Written by Peter Wolf and Seth Justman
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I simply LOVE this movie!
3 June 2001 | by (Holstebro, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Yes, I simply love this movie. I love this kind of movie, that has both romance and comedy in it. And Claire Forlani is brilliant, here acting skills is huge and she's THE most beautiful girl I've ever seen. Freddy Prince is good too, plays great, and his role is great. Jason Biggs' role is very funny, and gives the movie the comedy touch, that I love.

What more can I say??... I love it, and I think it's brilliant... It's a MUST SEE.

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