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26 December 2006 (Ireland) See more »
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They've turned into the things they hated most... each other. See more »
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Sworn enemies find themselves in each other's bodies, and use this to ruin each other's lives. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
Nick Hurran 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Geoff Deane 

Produced by
Jeff Abberley .... executive producer
Julia Blackman .... executive producer
Veronica Castillo .... line producer
David Furnish .... producer
Wendy Grean .... executive producer
Elton John .... executive producer
Martin Katz .... producer
Andy Mayson .... executive producer
Peter Naish .... executive producer
Steve Hamilton Shaw .... producer
Patrice Theroux .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Christian Henson 
 
Cinematography by
Steve Danyluk 
 
Film Editing by
John Richards 
 
Casting by
Robin D. Cook 
Nicole Hilliard-Forde 
 
Production Design by
Craig Lathrop 
 
Art Direction by
Jon P. Goulding 
 
Set Decoration by
Crispian Sallis 
 
Costume Design by
Donna Wong 
 
Makeup Department
Joan Chell .... assistant makeup artist
Katarina Chovanec .... key hair stylist
Debi Drennan .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
James Crouch .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Baker .... second assistant director: UK
Matt Birman .... second unit director
Tim Cushen .... assistant director
Melanie Dicks .... first assistant director: UK
Felix Gray .... first assistant director
Kevin Hourigan .... second assistant director
Garfield Russell .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Pierre Bonhomme .... art department apprentice
Jamie Burke .... construction coordinator
Carlo Cesta .... head painter
Craig Grant .... property master
Jason Herriott .... key scenic
Tanya Lemke .... assistant property master
Rick Little .... set dresser
John Moran .... assistant art director
Harry Pain .... assistant art director
Timothy Peel .... graphic designer
Howard Weaver .... scenic artist
Mickey Woolfson .... property master
 
Sound Department
Hugo Adams .... foley editor
Craig Baker .... boom operator
Ben Barker .... supervising sound effects editor
Courtney Bishop .... adr recordist
Andrew Caller .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Clements .... sound mixer
Robert Edwards .... adr recordist
Lee Herrick .... adr editor
Lee Herrick .... dialogue editor
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Brendan Nicholson .... sound re-recording mixer
Jamie Roden .... adr mixer
Andy Thompson .... adr mixer
Iain Jamieson .... assistant adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Craig Allison .... network and operations: The Senate VFX
Simon Carr .... digital artist: The Senate VFX
Sean Farrow .... visual effects supervisor: The Senate VFX
Sarah Hemsley .... visual effects producer: The Senate VFX
David Margolis .... digital artist: The Senate VFX
Nick New .... digital artist: The Senate VFX
Sam Spacey .... visual effects coordinator: The Senate VFX (as Samantha Spacey)
 
Stunts
Dan Belley .... stunt rigger
Marco Bianco .... key stunt rigger
Marco Bianco .... stunt double
Matt Birman .... stunt coordinator
Christopher Cordell .... stunt rigger
Dana Jones .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Johnny Askwith .... camera operator
Tim Barg .... electrician
Kathryn Cox .... video assist operator
Gabriele DiChiara .... gaffer
Grace Donaldson .... additional grip
Christian Drennan .... key grip
Carl Flood .... electrician
Russ Goozee .... director of photography: second unit
Mike Gowland .... generator operator
Adrienne Hayward .... camera trainee
Peter Irvine .... grip
Alex Jordan .... best boy
Sean Jordan .... electrician
Alex Lisman .... daily camera trainee: second unit
Brent Marrale .... lighting technician
Brooke Palmer .... still photographer
Chad S. Roberts .... daily electrician (2005)
Brent Robinson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Darren Spriet .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Amanda Wojtaszek .... camera loader
Matt Kiskis .... grip (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Marie-Hélène Boulianne .... telecine assistant
Siobhan Boyes .... post-production coordinator
Maria Chamberlain .... colorist: dailies: uk shoot
Paul Ensby .... digital color timer
Hugo Fowler .... post-production runner
Dianne Gordon .... digital intermediate data manager
Tom Harrison-Read .... assistant editor
Christopher Haufe .... colorist (as Chris Haufe)
Aaron Marshall .... first assistant editor
Yan Miles .... first assistant editor
Alexandra Montgomery .... post-production coordinator
Steve O'Leary .... digital restoration
Dominic Thomson .... digital editor
Jay Warren .... digital intermediate project manager
 
Music Department
Sharif Ahmed .... assistant to music supervisor
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Joe Henson .... music programmer
Joe Henson .... musician: bass guitar
Seanine Joyce .... co-orchestrator
Seanine Joyce .... score preparation
Emily Rogers Swanson .... music editor (as Emily Rogers)
Hilary Skewes .... musician contractor
Alison Wright .... score coordinator: Air-Edel
 
Transportation Department
Michael Bingham .... driver
Jeff Blake .... driver: honeywagon
Chris Taylor .... picture car coordinator
 
Other crew
Mark Alleyne .... assistant location manager
Glenn Carter .... location manager
Jill Carter .... script supervisor
Irene Chawko .... script supervisor
Matt Curtis .... title designer
Alice Wickwire Foster .... production coordinator
Magali Gibert .... production coordinator: UK
Lon J. Hall .... legal counsel (Canada )
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative
Ed King .... story development executive
Luke Lloyd-Davies .... assistant production coordinator: UK
Luke Lloyd-Davies .... post-production assistant to producers
Jennifer Markowitz .... assistant to director
Dove O'Shea .... payroll accountant
Jillian Ordowich .... assistant production coordinator
Desmond Paes .... production accountant
Esther Scannell .... construction accountant
Chantelle Stoffel .... assistant to director
Erik Sudmals .... assistant accountant
Joe Touil .... production assistant
Aaron Unrau .... assistant: Wendy Grean
Enoch Wat .... athletic therapist
Kelly Willson Harvey .... assistant: Steve Hamilton-Shaw, David Furnish and Martin Katz
Nicholas A. Catalano .... stand-in: men (uncredited)
Vanessa Shah .... daily locations scout (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Sarah Bing .... the producers would like to thank: SJ Berwin
William A. Bong .... the producers would like to thank
Ed Fellows .... the producers would like to thank: SJ Berwin
Tim Johnson .... the producers would like to thank
Ed Limato .... the producers would like to thank
Frank Presland .... the producers would like to thank
Luke Randolph .... the producers would like to thank: IFG
Hal Sadoff .... the producers would like to thank: ICM
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"It's a Boy/Girl Thing" - Philippines (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sexual content, nudity, language and some drinking - all involving teens
Runtime:
Philippines:95 min | Argentina:95 min
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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:
Factual errors: Yale "Early Action" decisions are not mailed until mid-December, yet Nell receives hers by Homecoming day - an October or November event at American high schools.See more »
Quotes:
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Pearl Harbor (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
Goodbye to RomanceSee more »

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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: It's a Boy Girl Thing, 6 July 2008
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

I know what you're saying. There are countless of movies out there involving body switches, either parental-kid (like Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis in Freaky Friday), and cross- gender, be it deliberate (like Amanda Bynes in She's The Man) or through inexplicable supernatural occurrence (like Jack Neo's Just Follow Law, or The Hot Chick starring Rob Schneider and Rachel McAdams). Whatever the case is, it seems that such stories still can find a market and a demand, otherwise they wouldn't be made, will they? And comedies which arise from such situations almost always seem to recycle some jokes, removing plenty of lustre from what could have been funny, but not so, because of familiarity with the subject matter.

Surprisingly, It's a Boy Girl Thing still worked, for me at least. Sure, it had the usual jokes with respect to changing and getting used to the new bodies, taking advantage of the change to get chummy with the boys/girls with ulterior motives, and doing everything just wrong deliberately so as to get back at the person whose body you now possess. But what this one had, was plenty of heart, pounding on the universal theme of empathy, of not being able to fully understand someone, until you get under their skin and walk around in it, in which case this movie of course took things literally.

Samaire Armstrong stars as Nell Bedworth, who's into literature, and whose snooty, prim and proper parents are holding their hopes of her daughter getting into Yale. Her neighbour is school quarterback jock Woody Deane (Kevin Zegers), whose family is pretty much of the average joe, laissez faire type, whose dream for their son is to work at a sweatshop from 9 to 5. Naturally the school jock has a minor aspiration different from his parent's expectation, and that is to score a college education through football.

It's no rocket science that the two of them don't get along, and as the opening credits illustrate, they get on each other's nerves ever so often, that some ancient god decide to play a prank on them by switching their bodies. Thus unleashing pandemonium in their lives as they have to grapple with living in a foreign body, as well as to ensure that they stay on their respective course to pursue their dreams. It also becomes the usual opposite attracts story, starting with their adversary with each other, to the inevitable finale, but what indeed was marvelous here, were the little scenes crafted where they have to begin to lean more about each other, and to gain each other's trust.

What I felt helped the movie was its decision to junk a lot of unnecessary subplots that usually bloat such movies, to just keep it simple and very focused, delivering almost every time it called for a punchline, or during non-comedic moments with serious drama, while laying off the melodramatics. Simple words uttered, simple actions made, spoke loads and went the mile. The chemistry between Samaire Armstrong and Kevin Zegers worked wonders too, whether they're playing it straight, or playing each other's characters, and sometimes there are situations where you just have to do a double take to put things into their correct perspective.

If there should be a gripe, it would be the jarring edit made for an NC16 rating. This is one movie that didn't fear getting into the politically incorrect field, filled with nudity and plenty of coarse language, which I thought was somewhat of an adults-only version of a genre done so many times. And if you're a fan of rap and hip-hop, then you'll probably find yourself grooving to the soundtrack from Eminem to the Black Eyed Peas.

This movie comes recommended. It's not perfect, but it was jolly good fun.

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