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Boys and Girls (2000)

 -  Comedy | Romance | 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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Hunter / Steve
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Amy
Sean Maysonet ...
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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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Storyline

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 | Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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16 June 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

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

Anna Friel was originally cast as Jennifer Burrows. See more »

Goofs

When Jennifer gets home after her dancing night out with Ryan, the burnt cookies that Amy made for Jennifer at least half an hour ago are still smoking. 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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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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Better Than "When Harry Met Sally"
26 June 2000 | by (colorado) – See all my reviews

All the critics seem to be saying that this movie is trying to be "When Harry Met Sally" and failing miserably at it, instead of seeing what a nice change of pace it is to see a romantic movie about two people who don't cuss and run around naked. I get so tired of seeing the same plot line over and over and then when someone makes an original movie like "Boys and Girls" it is bashed because people say it is boring. It is not boring, it just contains great dialogue instead of the usual lame boyfriend girlfriend story where they all try to figure out who to sleep with next or what funny sex scene they can come up with. It is incredibly sweet and it contains a great performance by the wonderful Claire Forlani. She is such an incredible actress and no one seems to notice. The same thing happened with "Meet Joe Black" because it had wonderful dialogue and no one saw that either. I think people just don't like movies with any character development that may actually cause you to think about anything other than what will blow up next. If you want to see something that takes a little effort to understand, then go see "Boys and Girls". The dance scene alone is worth the $7.00.


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