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It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006)

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Sworn enemies find themselves in each other's bodies, and use this to ruin each other's lives.

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Nick Hurran

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Geoff Deane (screenplay), Steve Hamilton Shaw (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samaire Armstrong ... Nell Bedworth
Kevin Zegers ... Woody Deane
Sherry Miller ... Katherine Bedworth
Robert Joy ... Ted Bedworth
Sharon Osbourne ... Della Deane
Maury Chaykin ... Stan Deane
Mpho Koaho ... Horse
Dan Warry-Smith ... Team Guy #1
Balázs Koós Balázs Koós ... Glixen (as Balazs Koos)
Emily Hampshire ... Chanel
Brooke D'Orsay ... Breanna
Kathryn Haggis Kathryn Haggis ... Miss Bidermeyer
Genelle Williams ... Tiffany
Alex Nussbaum Alex Nussbaum ... Mr. Zbornak
Jack Duffy Jack Duffy ... Old Man
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Storyline

The next door neighbors Nell Bedworth and Woody Deane have opposite behaviors and hate each other: the virgin geek Nell is polite, sensitive and well-prepared to go to Yale, while Woody is rude and his greatest expectation is to join a mediocre university due to his abilities playing football. When Nell and Woody are assigned to visit a museum together, they argue in front of a statue of an Aztec god. During the night, their souls swap bodies, bringing difficult situations to them. They first try to damage each other's reputation in high school, but soon they discover that their dream of joining college can only happen with mutual respect and support. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They've turned into the things they hated most... each other. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, nudity, language and some drinking - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [UK]

Country:

USA | UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

He's the Girl See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£850,290 (United Kingdom), 31 December 2006, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sharon Osbourne stars in this movie. The song "Goodbye To Romance" by her husband Ozzy Osbourne can be heard during a scene at the prom. Also, at the school a student can be seen wearing an Ozzy-T-Shirt. See more »

Goofs

Interviews are not required for Yale applicants, and many students successfully gain admission without ever having one. Nell could have simply canceled hers. See more »

Quotes

[Woody, in Nell's body, gets to hear what Breanna has to say about their break-up]
Breanna: I was only seeing him because he's football captain. Without me he's just another dumb jock with his brains in his shorts, which is convenient because there's not much else going on down there, if you catch my drift?
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are interrupted by the Yale principle describing the positive points on Snoop Dogg See more »

Connections

References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodbye to Romance
Performed by Ozzy Osbourne
(P) 1981 Sony BMG Music Entertainment Inc.
Licensed courtesy of Sony BMG Commercial Markets (UK)
Written by Ozzy Osbourne (as John Osbourne), Bob Daisley (as Robert Daisley) and Randy Rhoads
Published by Blizzard Music Ltd. and Westminster Music Ltd.
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An enjoyable, fun, cute and entertaining movie
26 April 2010 | by Dragoneyed363See all my reviews

I'm not going to lie, really the only reason I had any interest in It's a Boy Girl Thing was because my man candy Kevin Zegers was a main star. Having said that, I thought It's a Boy Girl Thing was genuinely and truly a funny, enjoyable and nice little film to watch. It was entertaining and though the main gist has been a bit butchered, they were able to come up with fresh material that became indisputably likable and I was very pleased with the outcome of this movie.

First of all, I thought the performances were believable and likable. Armstrong and Zegers have a cute chemistry and their individual performances were delightful. Even though the film is predictable, I really wasn't going to give it a hard time for that, because the performances are charming, the movie itself is well done and just a fun time, and I really don't think a film should be judged just because you know what's going to happen; it can still be satisfying and good fun. It's not meant to be an Oscar winning masterpiece, and it shows, but with the material they try to work with, they pull off a current, fun, teen rom-com.

In the end, It's a Boy Girl Thing is nonetheless just a nice film to watch from time to time if you enjoy it for what it is. Armstrong and Zegers, as well as all the supporting actors and actresses, look like they have a fun time giving pleasant and congenial performances. The material is fresh for a plot that's running out of ideas and the movie is just well done from start to finish. I am glad I had the chance to watch it.


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