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It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006)




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Two kids with nothing in common are brought together in a very unexpected way in this comedy. Nell (Samaire Armstrong) is a pretty but hopelessly geeky teenage girl who loves Shakespeare and wants little more than to study literature at Yale when she graduates from high school in a few months Woody (Kevin Zegers), who lives next door, is the quarterback on the school's football team, and seems like a sure bet to land a lucrative football scholarship despite the fact he isn't especially bright. Nell and Woody are not at all friendly and normally have nothing to say to one another, but one day during a class field trip to a historical museum, the two fall under the spell of an Incan icon and when they awake the next morning, Woody's mind is in Nell's body, and vice versa. Neither is comfortable with their sudden gender switch or having to assume the other's personalities, but they quickly realize that until they can find a way to reverse the spell, they have to work together if Nell is to go to Yale and Woody is to get his scholarship and move away from this loutish parents (Sharon Osborne and Maury Chaykin. Elton John was an executive producer on It's A Boy Girl Thing, and songs from his back catalog appear on the soundtrack. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, nudity, language and some drinking - all involving teens)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 17, 2008
Anchor Bay Entertainment


Kevin Zegers
as Woody Deane
Samaire Armstrong
as Neil Bedworth
Sharon Osbourne
as Della Deane
Robert Joy
as Ted Bedworth
Sherry Miller
as Katherine Bedworth
Kathryn Haggis
as Miss Bidermeyer
Maury Chaykin
as Stan Deane
Dan Warry-Smith
as Team Guy 1
Alex Nussbaum
as Mr. Zbornak
Jack Duffy
as Old Man
John Bregar
as Richard
David Ndaba
as Team Guy 2
Roman Podhora
as Coach Leary
Adrian Roberto
as Nice Penis Guy
Justin Tensen
as Smug Student
Shane Daly
as Talent Scout
Jennifer Markowitz
as Band Singer
Snow Ellen-Ray
as Principal
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Critic Reviews for It's a Boy Girl Thing

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | January 20, 2007
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 20, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

As predictable as it is blatantly enjoyable.

Full Review… | May 30, 2011
Ultra Culture

All this movie needs is a choreographed dance number to complete the circle.

Full Review… | July 3, 2008

There's little doubt that Boy Girl Thing was assembled by someone who was obviously blindfolded and possibly drugged.

Full Review… | June 30, 2008

Strangely enough, it isn't the lack of originality in this body switch comedy that irritated me most, it is that I didn't believe any of it.

Full Review… | February 21, 2008
Urban Cinefile

Audience Reviews for It's a Boy Girl Thing

It's the old switcheroo theme and it's as cliche as it can get. It's actually mildly funny and the characters are likable.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Characters and dialogue were boring. flat one-dimensional stereotypes. Nothing clever or original here. Surpisingly fun anyway.

Letitia Lew
Letitia Lew

Super Reviewer

Cast: Samaire Armstrong, Kevin Zegers, Sherry Miller, Robert Joy, Brooke D'Orsay, Sharon Osbourne, Maury Chaykin, Mpho Koaho, Dan Warry-Smith, Emily Hampshire, Kathryn Haggis, Genelle Williams, Jack Duffy

Director: Nick Hurran

Summary: A visit to a natural history museum proves catastrophic for high school rivals Nell (Samaire Armstrong), the overachiever, and Woody (Kevin Zegers), the jock, when an ancient Aztec statue casts a spell that causes them to switch bodies. Now, the pair is forced to experience life from a different perspective and see exactly what it's like to walk in the other's shoes.

My Thoughts: "I thought this movie gave a nice spin to Freaky Friday. It was funny, cute, and entertaining. I laughed throughout it. It was predictable as most of these teen comedies are, but it was just a fun movie to watch. I would watch it again. There is the jock, the smart nerdy girl, the head cheerleader, the jock sidekick, and the girl who wants to be popular and noticed. So its your average teen high school movie just with a twist. Although, I was surprised to see Sharon Osbourne having a role in this movie. She plays the jocks (Kevin Zegers) mother. She was mediocre. Not bad. All in all it was a good comedy high school flick."


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