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It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006)

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Sworn enemies find themselves in each other's bodies, and use this to ruin each other's lives.

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The next door neighbors Nell Bedworth and Woody Deane have opposite behaviors and hate each other: the virgin geek Nell is polite, sensitive and well-prepared to go to Yale, while Woody is rude and his greatest expectation is to join a mediocre university due to his abilities playing football. When Nell and Woody are assigned to visit a museum together, they argue in front of a statue of an Aztec god. During the night, their souls swap bodies, bringing difficult situations to them. They first try to damage each other's reputation in high school, but soon they discover that their dream of joining college can only happen with mutual respect and support. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, nudity, language and some drinking - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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26 December 2006 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

He's the Girl  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£850,290 (UK) (29 December 2006)

Gross:

£2,108,404 (UK) (12 January 2007)
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The cover of the Yale application booklet visible in Nell's room and the letterhead in the Yale correspondence she receives are both genuine. See more »

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When Woody uses the term "different to", Nell corrects him, saying the grammatically correct thing to say would be "different from". However the English language permits both. See more »

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Nell Bedworth: [Woody in Nell's body gives up the task of putting on a bra] Ladies, looks like you and me is going au naturel.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
Performed by Bachman-Turner Overdrive (as Bachman Turner Overdrive)
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
Written by Randy Bachman
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing
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An enjoyable, fun, cute and entertaining movie
26 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm not going to lie, really the only reason I had any interest in It's a Boy Girl Thing was because my man candy Kevin Zegers was a main star. Having said that, I thought It's a Boy Girl Thing was genuinely and truly a funny, enjoyable and nice little film to watch. It was entertaining and though the main gist has been a bit butchered, they were able to come up with fresh material that became indisputably likable and I was very pleased with the outcome of this movie.

First of all, I thought the performances were believable and likable. Armstrong and Zegers have a cute chemistry and their individual performances were delightful. Even though the film is predictable, I really wasn't going to give it a hard time for that, because the performances are charming, the movie itself is well done and just a fun time, and I really don't think a film should be judged just because you know what's going to happen; it can still be satisfying and good fun. It's not meant to be an Oscar winning masterpiece, and it shows, but with the material they try to work with, they pull off a current, fun, teen rom-com.

In the end, It's a Boy Girl Thing is nonetheless just a nice film to watch from time to time if you enjoy it for what it is. Armstrong and Zegers, as well as all the supporting actors and actresses, look like they have a fun time giving pleasant and congenial performances. The material is fresh for a plot that's running out of ideas and the movie is just well done from start to finish. I am glad I had the chance to watch it.


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