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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendon Ryan Barrett ... Young Ryan Walker
Gay Thomas Wilson ... N.Y. Flight Attendant (as Gay Thomas-Wilson)
... Young Jennifer Burrows
... Jennifer Burrows
David Smigelski ... Homecoming King
... Homecoming Knight
... Ryan Walker
... Betty
... Hunter / Steve
... Amy
Sean Maysonet ... Michael
John X ... D.J. at Club
... Girl in Bar
Kristofer Mickelson ... Big Guy
... Kirt
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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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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Trivia

Jason Biggs shot this concurrently with Loser (2000) which was being filmed at the same time in Canada. This necessitated him flying between Toronto and Los Angeles. See more »

Goofs

There is no way that Jennifer and Amy, as college students, would be able to afford such an apartment in the Bay Area (especially in San Francisco, which is an illogical place to live for Berkeley students anyway). See more »

Quotes

Ryan: What?
Jennifer: What? This. This, what is this?
Ryan: I don't know! Nothing's going on.
Jennifer: Really? Because I just ran into Megan and she told me that you broke up with her. Is that what this is about? Because I thought I told you not to tell her anything.
Ryan: Yeah, I know.
Jennifer: Well are you upset?
Ryan: No!
Jennifer: So what's going on?
Ryan: I don't know! Things are different.
Jennifer: But I thought we talked about that. Ryan, I thought that we said that we didn't want anything to be different. I thought we said that having sex was just a huge mistake...
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Crazy Credits

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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References The Breakfast Club (1985) See more »

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Burn It Down
Written by Adrian Rowntree and Gareth Prosser
Performed by Fat
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"When Harry Met Sally" for teens
16 June 2000 | by See 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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