Boys and Girls

June 16th, 2000







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Jason Biggs stars as HunterAmanda Detmer stars as AmyJennifer & RyanJennifer & AmyClaire Forlani stars as JenniferFreddie Prinze Jr. stars as Ryan

Plot
A friendship is put to the ultimate test when two best friends wind up in bed together.

Release Year: 2000

Rating: 4.9/10 (8,749 voted)

Critic's Score: 29/100

Director: Robert Iscove

Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Claire Forlani, Brendon Ryan Barrett

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?

Writers: Andrew Lowery, Andrew Miller

Cast:
Brendon Ryan Barrett - Young Ryan Walker
Gay Thomas-Wilson - N.Y. Flight Attendant
Raquel Beaudene - Young Jennifer Burrows
Claire Forlani - Jennifer Burrows
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 - Michael
John X - D.J. at Club
Tsianina Joelson - Girl in Bar
Kristofer Mickelson - Big Guy
Matt Carmody - Kirt

Taglines: Opposites Attack

Release Date: 16 June 2000

Filming Locations: Berkeley, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $16,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $7,008,950 (USA) (18 June 2000) (1983 Screens)

Gross: $24,678,000 (Worldwide) (2000)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Monica Potter was originally cast as Katie.

Goofs:
Errors in geography: What is suppose to be Telegraph Ave. is not the real Telegraph Ave. at all.

Quotes:
[first lines]
N.Y. Flight Attendant: Can I help you?
Ryan: I don't know. Can you?



User Review

Better Than "When Harry Met Sally"

Rating: 10/10

All the critics seem to be saying that this movie is trying to be "When Harry Met Sally" and failing miserably at it, instead of seeing what a nice change of pace it is to see a romantic movie about two people who don't cuss and run around naked. I get so tired of seeing the same plot line over and over and then when someone makes an original movie like "Boys and Girls" it is bashed because people say it is boring. It is not boring, it just contains great dialogue instead of the usual lame boyfriend girlfriend story where they all try to figure out who to sleep with next or what funny sex scene they can come up with. It is incredibly sweet and it contains a great performance by the wonderful Claire Forlani. She is such an incredible actress and no one seems to notice. The same thing happened with "Meet Joe Black" because it had wonderful dialogue and no one saw that either. I think people just don't like movies with any character development that may actually cause you to think about anything other than what will blow up next. If you want to see something that takes a little effort to understand, then go see "Boys and Girls". The dance scene alone is worth the $7.00.









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