It’s A Boy Girl Thing Review

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Woody Deane the school hunk and Nell Bedworth the school geek, life-long sworn enemies, wake up one day to find themselves in a very strange place: each others bodies. In their switched identities it is laughs a minute as each sets about to destroy the other's high school reputation. When they start to succeed they get more than they bargained for.


The body-swap sub-genre gets a new twist as Woody (Transamerica’s Kevin Zegers) and Nell (Just My Luck’s Samaire Armstrong), two teenage neighbours with a lifelong hatred of each other, wake up in each other’s bodies.

After getting used to new body parts and awful parents (Woody’s include Sharon Osbourne), the pair set out to ruin each other’s reputations — before, predictably, realising their long-simmering mutual attraction. The set-ups and situations — some scatological, many sexual — deny access to the ‘tweenie’ audience, but older teens will love it, thanks to a witty script and two gutsy performances.

All the usual body-swap gags and teen rom-com cliches but with good performances and a sizzling script this is pretty watchable.