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It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006)

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)  »

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He's the Girl  »

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$15,500,000 (estimated)

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£850,290 (UK) (29 December 2006)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Nell is alone in the football field pitching, at the moment Woody comes there are 4 balls near her, but we count only 3 pitches and there are no more balls left in the next general shot. See more »

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Nell Bedworth: [Woody in Nell's body to Nell in Woody's body on dealing with morning erections without touch] Well, there is one thing that I do in case of emergencies. Sort of let's the air out of the old tire, if you know what I'm saying. First, I close my eyes, and I think of you. Pssst. Works every time.
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The end credits are interrupted by the Yale principle describing the positive points on Snoop Dogg See more »

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References NFL Monday Night Football (1970) See more »

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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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