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.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
They've turned into the things they hated most... each other.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for sexual content, nudity, language and some drinking - all involving teens
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26 December 2006 (UK)
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Opening Weekend: £850,290
31 December 2006, Limited Release
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
The cover of the Yale application booklet visible in Nell's room and the letterhead in the Yale correspondence she receives are both genuine. See more
When Nell's father gives her the gift out on the porch, Nell tucks her hair behind her ear as she's pulling off the box lid. When it cuts to a closer shot of her face, her hair is no longer tucked behind her ear. See more
[inhabited by Woody
What're you wearing?
[inhabited by Nell
Chinos and an Oxford cotton button down I found it in the back of your closet.
Which is exactly where it's meant to stay until another one of my relatives croaks.
Nonsense. You can't beat a classic look.
Opening credits depict a cartoon of next door neighborhood kids in their childhoods in a series of events depicting their interactions (obviously meant to be Woody & Nell) See more
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. See more