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Boys and Girls (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 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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Robert Iscove

Writers:

Andrew Lowery (as The Drews), Andrew Miller (as The Drews)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendon Ryan Barrett Brendon Ryan Barrett ... Young Ryan Walker
Gay Thomas Wilson Gay Thomas Wilson ... N.Y. Flight Attendant (as Gay Thomas-Wilson)
Raquel Beaudene ... Young Jennifer Burrows
Claire Forlani ... Jennifer Burrows
David Smigelski David Smigelski ... Homecoming King
Blake Shields ... Homecoming Knight
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Ryan Walker
Alyson Hannigan ... Betty
Jason Biggs ... Hunter / Steve
Amanda Detmer ... Amy
Sean Maysonet Sean Maysonet ... Michael
John X John X ... D.J. at Club
Tsianina Joelson ... Girl in Bar
Kristofer Mickelson Kristofer Mickelson ... Big Guy
Matt Carmody ... 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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chicos y chicas See more »

Filming Locations:

Berkeley, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,008,950, 18 June 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,627,372, 30 July 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,050,963, 31 December 2000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Punch 21 Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alyson Hannigan (Betty) worked along side Freddie Prinze Jnr's (Ryans) real life wife in the tv series Buffy the Vampire slayer (1997) See more »

Goofs

When driving from Berkeley to the airport, they cross the Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge is in the opposite direction from all Bay Area airports. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer: You should get back in the saddle.
Ryan: Ahh, no. I'm the kind of cowboy that doesn't like to ride.
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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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If I Don't Tell You Now
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Ronan Keating
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"When Harry Met Sally" for teens
16 June 2000 | by paloma-4See all my reviews

Boys and Girls is a predictable but fun look at two young people who are friends with potential. This movie follows Ryan, an uptight nerdy type who feels all life should be planned out to the very minute. Enter Jennifer, a quirky fun and free girl who is out to enjoy life as the adventure it is. Ryan and Jennifer meet a few times over the years before finally settling into a comfortable friendship at college. Where will their relationship go as they share more of their lives together? It's an obvious movie with an incredibly close resemblance to When Harry Met Sally (somewhat less clever than its grownup counterpart, but cute nonetheless). Freddie Prinze Jr. and Claire Forlaini have wonderful chemistry and are fun to watch (especially in the dance club scene). Ryan's best friend and Jennifer's best friend are played by Jason Biggs and Amanda Detmer with whimsical freedom. They provide much of the comic relief and are an enjoyable distraction from the plot. If you want a little escape from life for a few hours, this movie is just the light, enjoyable distraction you could be looking for.


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