About a guy whose life didn't quite turn out how he wanted it to and wishes he could go back to high school and change it. He wakes up one day and is seventeen again and gets the chance to rewrite his life.
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
The students seen in several scenes at UC Berkeley are actual Berkeley students; the movie was filmed while classes were in session. See more »
When driving from Berkeley to the airport, they cross the Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge is in the opposite direction from all Bay Area airports. See more »
[upon hearing Ryan and Betty broke up]
Well, this is great news. Now you and me can hit the circuit.
You and I.
I don't think so.
No, believe me, it's way easier with two of us. You see, you pretend to be my idiot cousin, and for the weekend, all of a sudden - I'm sensitive. You get drunk, start coming on too strong and I beat the shit out of you - I'm masculine.
I don't think I'm ready for that.
Well, we can trade off. You can hit me first.
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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 »
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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