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Boys and Girls (2000)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendon Ryan Barrett ...
Gay Thomas Wilson ...
N.Y. Flight Attendant (as Gay Thomas-Wilson)
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David Smigelski ...
Homecoming King
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Homecoming Knight
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Betty
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Hunter / Steve
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Amy
Sean Maysonet ...
Michael
John X ...
D.J. at Club
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Girl in Bar
Kristofer Mickelson ...
Big Guy
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Kirt
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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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Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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16 June 2000 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The homecoming scene was shot over Thanksgiving. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Hunter: Buddy, if you're lookin' at me for answers - I'm flattered but, uh - you've come to the wrong place.
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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 »

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Rock And Roll Part I
Written by Gary Glitter and Mike Leander
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"When Harry Met Sally" for teens
16 June 2000 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Boys and Girls is a predictable but fun look at two young people who are friends with potential. This movie follows Ryan, an uptight nerdy type who feels all life should be planned out to the very minute. Enter Jennifer, a quirky fun and free girl who is out to enjoy life as the adventure it is. Ryan and Jennifer meet a few times over the years before finally settling into a comfortable friendship at college. Where will their relationship go as they share more of their lives together? It's an obvious movie with an incredibly close resemblance to When Harry Met Sally (somewhat less clever than its grownup counterpart, but cute nonetheless). Freddie Prinze Jr. and Claire Forlaini have wonderful chemistry and are fun to watch (especially in the dance club scene). Ryan's best friend and Jennifer's best friend are played by Jason Biggs and Amanda Detmer with whimsical freedom. They provide much of the comic relief and are an enjoyable distraction from the plot. If you want a little escape from life for a few hours, this movie is just the light, enjoyable distraction you could be looking for.


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