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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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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

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He's trying to get out of her knickers 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

As the credits roll, a comedy reel shows scenes which didn't make it into the movie. See more »

Connections

References Pearl Harbor (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

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Performed by James Blunt
Courtesy of Rhino UK
Written by James Blunt and Ricky Ross
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd. and Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
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Been done before, and better. Likable cast, movie has appeal for 14 year-olds
26 December 2006 | by bopdogSee all my reviews

The actors are mostly likable. The plot is amiable enough too. Thing is, it's been done before, and done much better. Consider Debbie Reynolds and Toni Curtis in 'Goodbye Charlie' (1964), or the Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin masterpiece, 'All of Me', where he acts out the movie while being possessed by a woman. Or one-hit-wonder Joyce Hyser's 'Just One of the Guys', where she becomes a guy (I forget why). Or the semi-good 'The Hot Chick', with the creepy Rob Schneider and the ever-so-hot babe, Anna Farris. All those movies explored the notion of girls and boys living in each other's bodies. Weener jokes, 'Hey, I got tits!' jokes, stumbling in high heels, 'delicate flower' young ladies belching at the formal dinner table, etc., etc. There is even a cinemagraphic grammar about that whole thing by now.

Not to say there wasn't some appeal here. The cast is likable. Although the dude did seem really, really gay, even when he was not being possessed by a girl, but supposedly his own male self. I couldn't tell the difference. But the young woman actor who had to play a guy trapped in a girl's body managed really well. But there was also the obligatory black guy side kick, bitchy bimbo girl rivals, an unsympathetic 'Desperate Housewives' type mom, and cool slob parents, played by Sharon Osbourne (yaaay!) and Maury Chaykin (also yaay, but for different reasons).

All in all, nothing 'wrong'. Nothing unpleasant nor unlikeable. Just kind of shallow, and very derivative. There was a group of what seemed to be 14 year old kids sitting up in the back of the movie theater I attended, and they laughed and oohed and ahhhed a little bit at some lame-ish jokes. Well, great! I hope they liked it. But I suspect that they are probably the major audience that would find this movie appealing or interesting. And that's OK. I gave it a 5 out of 10--- nothing bad, but also nothing great... just ordinary.


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