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Boys and Girls (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 16 June 2000 (USA)
A friendship is put to the ultimate test when two best friends wind up in bed together.

Director:

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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Taglines:

Opposites Attack See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

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

Gross USA:

$20,627,372

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,050,963
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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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Did You Know?

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

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

Hunter: [upon hearing Ryan and Betty broke up] Well, this is great news. Now you and me can hit the circuit.
Ryan: [correcting] You and I.
Hunter: Right.
Ryan: I don't think so.
Hunter: No, believe me, it's way easier with two of us. You see, you pretend to be my idiot cousin, and for the weekend, all of a sudden - I'm sensitive. You get drunk, start coming on too strong and I beat the shit out of you - I'm masculine.
Ryan: I don't think I'm ready for that.
Hunter: Well, we can trade off. You can hit me first.
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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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Straight Cold Player
Written by Stewart Copeland, Adam Iscove and David Iscove
Performed by Adam Iscove and David Iscove
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Delightful !!!!
5 July 2000 | by movie2000See all my reviews

First I'll be very honest: I am a huge fan of Claire Forlani since "Meet Joe Black". So I went after reading great and awful things about it. Well I would say it's nice to see a good, light, nice, cute film where the "f" word is not in each and every scene(Hope you'll read this, Mr Singleton with all due respect), where there aren't 2500 gun shots per second and where real human feelings are actually present all along. I think anyone who's been in such a relationship can totally relate to this film. Some people will reproach Jason Biggs role that feels too close from "American pie" and yes that's the movie main flaw but no movie is perfect and this one has not been produced for next year's academy award race. Also what really did surprise me was the great chemistry between Forlani and Prinze Jr. that you can definitely feel. I don't want to spoil it for anyone but the ending(even though predictable)is original and very very funny. It's nice to see a film where you sit, relax, enjoy yourself without having to expect the "impossible" and just experience it for what it is: Fresh and Heart warming. Wasn't that what "When Harry and Sally" was all about ?.


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