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Boys and Girls (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 16 June 2000 (USA)
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A friendship is put to the ultimate test when two best friends wind up in bed together.

Director:

Robert Iscove

Writers:

Andrew Lowery (as The Drews), Andrew Miller (as The Drews)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendon Ryan Barrett Brendon Ryan Barrett ... Young Ryan Walker
Gay Thomas Wilson Gay Thomas Wilson ... N.Y. Flight Attendant (as Gay Thomas-Wilson)
Raquel Beaudene ... Young Jennifer Burrows
Claire Forlani ... Jennifer Burrows
David Smigelski David Smigelski ... Homecoming King
Blake Shields ... Homecoming Knight
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Ryan Walker
Alyson Hannigan ... Betty
Jason Biggs ... Hunter / Steve
Amanda Detmer ... Amy
Sean Maysonet Sean Maysonet ... Michael
John X John X ... D.J. at Club
Tsianina Joelson ... Girl in Bar
Kristofer Mickelson Kristofer Mickelson ... Big Guy
Matt Carmody ... Kirt
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Storyline

Jennifer and Ryan are students at UC Berkeley, acquaintances off and on since early adolescence. She's quick, witty, ironic, literary, and independent; he's deliberate, literal, serious, studying structural engineering, always working on a plan. They take walks, they console each other over break-ups, he shares his plans. She's headed for Italy after graduation. Then, to their equal surprise, they spend a night together. Her response is to skitter away from continued intimacy and want to stay friends; he's hurt by her response, so he withdraws. Can it all get sorted out before she leaves town? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Opposites Attack See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chicos y chicas See more »

Filming Locations:

Berkeley, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,008,950, 18 June 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,627,372, 30 July 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,050,963, 31 December 2000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Punch 21 Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan later starred in the American Pie series together. See more »

Goofs

There is no way that Jennifer and Amy, as college students, would be able to afford such an apartment in the Bay Area (especially in San Francisco, which is an illogical place to live for Berkeley students anyway). See more »

Quotes

Young Jennifer: Does it gross you out to know that I'm bleeding right now?
Young Ryan: Why should it? It's just biology.
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Crazy Credits

In a dream sequence during the credits, Hunter visits a department store, tries on a pair of Jaguar boxers and meets four Victoria's Secret models who really like farting. We then see him talking to Amy's psychologist, inquiring what she thinks the dream means. See more »

Connections

References The Breakfast Club (1985) See more »

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Gorgeous
Written by Kat Green
Performed by Girl Next Door
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Such a sweet film.
28 January 2003 | by jsabloomfieldSee all my reviews

Sometimes you want to watch a film, not to hugely stimulate the mind but to stimulate the heart and this one did it for me. The romantic concept was a familiar one of boy and girl meet but don't seem to get together and they become 'friends' but when they do strife comes of it. The ending may have been predictable but it was uplifting and very sweet and even though it's just a film you come out feeling optimistic that maybe happy endings do exist.


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