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It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  26 December 2006 (UK)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Balázs Koós ...
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Alex Nussbaum ...
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 December 2006 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

He's the Girl  »

Box Office


$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£850,290 (UK) (29 December 2006)


£2,108,404 (UK) (12 January 2007)

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The music on Nell's alarm clock that she also plays in the car as Woody is Elton John's "Candle In The Wind." Elton John is the executive producer of this film and his partner David Furnish is the producer. See more »


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 »


Woody: [inhabited by Nell, looking at a boy standing next to him at the mens' urinals] Nice penis.
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As the credits roll, a comedy reel shows scenes which didn't make it into the movie. See more »


References The Simpsons (1989) See more »


Be Strong
Performed by Fefe Dobson
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
Written by Fefe Dobson and Matthew Wilder
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Wilder Kingdom Music
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Fun, high school movie with a surprisingly emotionally ending.
7 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have to admit first that I am a fan of this genre, although when I went in I was expecting something pretty run-of-the-mill. However, this is no teen B-movie but is actually a really funny premise and has a story with a surprising amount of emotional depth. I'm surprised no-one has made a movie about this before, but they haven't. It seems quite an obvious premise. A boy and girl who despise each other, end up swapping bodies and are thus forced to deal with each other's lives. It's like Freaky Friday but with a bit more edge and all the adolescent teen stuff which is what keeps it fresh. Whilst this stuff is funny it is the love story that really gets you and I was amazed to find myself getting emotionally drawn into the characters. Not often I say that about an American teen movie. Only negative is Sharon Osbourne who kind of pulls you out of the movie a bit, but other than a satisfying movie experience and a really pleasant surprise.

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