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It's a Boy Girl Thing
Movie Stats & Links

Starring: Kevin Zegers, Samaire Armstrong, Sharon Osbourne
MPAA Rated: Unrated
Released By: Anchor Bay
Kiddie Movie: It's PG-13 material.
Date Movie: Only if she's your 14 year old girlfriend.
Gratuitous Sex: Just some fun, teen talk.
Gratuitous Violence: Some punches are thrown.
Action: Nah.
Laughs: Mostly chuckles.
Memorable Scene: Nothing really.
Memorable Quote: "Do you want to touch my helmet?"
Directed By: Nick Hurran

Cool Things About the DVD

Anything? Nothing is that special about the "Special Features." Just rent it for the movie.

It's a Boy Girl Thing
A Movie/DVD Review

 

DVD Rated - Unrated

It's 1:35 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
There have been dozens of movies about people "trading bodies" with usually it being a child and a parent, sometimes people end up in the body of their pet, and sometimes people end up as a snowman. So, what the hell, why not have a high school jock and the nerdy girl "trade bodies?" What you get, at least for the DVD of "Itís a Boy Girl Thing," is the same, formulaic story, although like most of them, it has its cute moments.

Letís get to the storyÖ

Woody (Kevn Zegers) is the stereotypical high school quarterback, complete with the slutty girlfriend. Nell (Samaire Armstrong) is the bookworm who dreams of getting into Yale. They have lived next door to each other; pretty much hate each other; and thanks to a wacky statue that emits some kind of spell, yup, they wake up the next morning, now occupying the body of their enemy. But, of course, they know they must work together so they donít blow each others secret, and yup, itís high school (although, oddly enough, everyone in high school looks like they are in their twenties) so thereís a good chance the two of them will fall in love.

Working together they have their differences, especially since Nell is the "hoity-toitier" of the two, while Woody has parents with mouthís of sailors (it doesnít hurt that Woodyís Mom, Della, is played by Sharon Osbourne, doing a remarkably good job I must add), but for both of them to achieve their dreams, well, Woody will have to teach Nell how to be a great quarterback for "his" big game, and Nell will have to tutor Woody on the beauty of literature for "her" Yale interview. And reiterating, since this is high school time, yup, a Prom is involved.

Look, there isnít anything surprising in "Itís a Boy Girl Thing," but cute moments do abound, especially if you are a younger teen girl. And sure, Iím not a younger teen girl, but I did chuckle at some of the easy jokes thrown out during the movie. As such, if your young teenager wants to rent this movie, go ahead and let them, but for an older couple movie, oh, I donít think so. Even so Iím going to give "Itís a Boy Girl Thing" 3 Ĺ stars out of 5 for some fun moments, doing what it needs to do, and even keeping things predictable. Samaire Armstrong does a great job at being a jock quarterback, and Kevin Zegers somehow channels the insecure high school girl, and itís no surprise they fall in love in the movie.

As far as the DVD goes, the special features arenít anything special, especially since we pretty much know why the film folks are making the movie, most of us donít care about listening to Samaire and Kevin talk about why this movie is important, and they donít include anything really fun like bloopers, outtakes, or deleted scenes (even though we always find out why those scenes should have been deleted anyway).

Iím a dork. I liked the movie. And if youíre a dork, or a younger teen girl, or my sister, youíll probably like the movie, too.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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