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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.


Robert Iscove


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


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan later starred in the American Pie series together. See more »


Berkeley does not offer degrees in Latin or Structural Engineering (although Classics and Civil Engineering are options). See more »


Young Jennifer: Does it gross you out to know that I'm bleeding right now?
Young Ryan: Why should it? It's just biology.
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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 »


References The Breakfast Club (1985) See more »


Written by Quan Yeomans
Performed by Regurgitator
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. o/b/o EMI Music Publishing Australia (BMI)
Licensed from Warner Music Australia Pty Limited
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User Reviews

Claire Forlani and Freddie Prinze Jr wrong for the parts
4 February 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Jennifer Burrows (Claire Forlani) and Ryan Walker (Freddie Prinze Jr.) first time meet on a flight to LA as kids. Four years later, they both go to the same high school. She's the home coming queen and a free spirit. He's the lowly geeky mascot. Then at Berkeley, he's the geeky guy with high school girlfriend Betty (Alyson Hannigan) who's going away to Seattle. He has a roommate (Jason Biggs), and runs into Jennifer again who gets dumped by her committed boyfriend.

What's with Jason Biggs' hair? Forlani's character is wildly inconsistent. Her persona is a little more serious than this free spirit character. Freddie is not the geeky boy type. They're both miscast for their roles. There isn't anything undeniably wrong with this movie, but it just doesn't have the charm. It doesn't have any comedy either.

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Release Date:

16 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boys and Girls See more »

Filming Locations:

Berkeley, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,008,950, 18 June 2000

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Punch 21 Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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