It's a Boy Girl Thing

December 26th, 2006


It's a Boy Girl Thing

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

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.2/10 (11,974 voted)

Director: Nick Hurran

Stars: Samaire Armstrong, Kevin Zegers, Sherry Miller

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 others reputation in high school, but soon they discover that their dream of joining college can only happen with mutual respect and support.

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 - Glixen (as Balazs Koos)
Emily Hampshire - Chanel
Brooke D'Orsay - Breanna
Kathryn Haggis - Miss Bidermeyer
Genelle Williams - Tiffany
Alex Nussbaum - Mr. Zbornak
Jack Duffy - Old Man

Taglines: He's trying to get out of her knickers


Official Website: Icon Pictures [uk] | Official site [uk] |

Release Date: 26 December 2006

Filming Locations: Grimsby, Ontario, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: £850,290 (UK) (31 December 2006) (275 Screens)

Gross: £2,108,404 (UK) (14 January 2007)

Technical Specs

Runtime: Philippines:  | Argentina:

Did You Know?

The music on Nell's alarm clock that she also plays in the car as Woody is Elton John's "Candle In The Wind." Elton John is the executive producer of this film and his partner David Furnish is the producer.

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

Woody: [inhabited by Nell, looking at a boy standing next to him at the mens' urinals] Nice penis.

User Review

Completely surprised by how much I enjoyed this film.

Rating: 10/10

When " A Night At The Museum" was sold out at my local multiplex, I reluctantly purchased a ticket for "Boy Girl Thing". The reviews that I read were fairly miserable and I was expecting a clunker.

I was completely surprised by how brilliant it was. Hilariously funny. Surprisingly moving. Great soundtrack. I was completely hooked by the journey that Nell and Woody went on in each other's bodies. I think both Kevin Zegers and Samaire Armstrong are the stars of tomorrow. They might have been a little old for their roles, but it didn't matter. I was completely caught up in their journey. Even Sharon Osbourne made me giggle.

It won't win any awards, but if you are looking more light-hearted fare that leaves you with a smile on your face, it's a complete winner.

I guess it really shows what stupid idiots critics can be.


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