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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
12A
Cast
Kevin Zegers
Samaire Armstrong
Sharon Osbourne.
Directors
Nick Hurran.
Screenwriters
Geoff Deane.
Running Time
95 minutes

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It’s A Boy Girl Thing
Body swap comedy but with teens.


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Plot
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.


Review

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.


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


Reviewed by Genevieve Harrison

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BRILLIANT TEEN COMEDY

IT IS A BRILLIANT MOVIE. I FIRST SAW IT MAY 2009. IT IS THE MOVIE SINCE TERMINATOR 3. ... More

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Posted by 1movieguy1 at 19:30, 22 July 2010 | Report This Post


I was unsure of this film - but finally decided to give it a go, and was pleasantly suprised. It was better than I was expecting. The humour wasn't that in your face like some high school teen comedies. The performances were good - Kevin Zegers was slightly better than Samarie Armstrong. But overall I am pleased that I gave it a go, it was a nice watch to spend an evening. Gave me some laughs even if the genre has been done over and over and the plot was a bit predictable. ... More

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Posted by Laura T at 12:43, 03 February 2009 | Report This Post


School Trip at the Museum

Like most people, I was a bit unsure about watching this film, but I finally did a few days ago, and man, was I glad I did. To set the scene a bit.... I am not a 12 year old boy, I'm actually double that age, and appreciate all sorts of films, like "Pan's Labyrinth", "Donnie Darko", "Memento", "Hot Fuzz", "The Descent" and "Infernal Affairs". Yet I still found something to enjoy here. I think, like the Empire review says, the performances here are the key... they imbue their character... More

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Posted by themightofprinces at 12:43, 09 June 2007 | Report This Post


RE: It’s A Boy Girl Thing

a bad film and its not a good film. The idea itself has been done to death, the Big Book of Cliches was obviously close to hand for the writers and the girl looks way too old to still be at high school. The sort of film you can tune into half way through and catch up in about 5 mins. ... More

Posted by Alice Ayres at 13:32, 04 January 2007 | Report This Post


RE: It’s A Boy Girl Thing

Ain't seen the film but the theatrical trailer is bloody awful.......not very  encouraging at all. ... More

Posted by Daniel Kelly at 19:49, 03 January 2007 | Report This Post


RE: It’s A Boy Girl Thing

ree stars for this, two stars for Night at the Museum? Something is going potty at Empire? p; Or they happened to find one film better than the other ... More

Posted by Joedini at 18:34, 03 January 2007 | Report This Post


RE: It’s A Boy Girl Thing

3"]Over all this wasn't a bad film, i will be tempted to watch it again when it comes on SKY. was a lot better then expected and some funny lines and sceens Esp when they are getting used to having each other bodies!! :) ] ... More

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Posted by stefi_j at 18:14, 03 January 2007 | Report This Post


Great fun!

I agree with Empire, this is a good example of the "body swap" genre film and much better than I was expecting it to be. ... More

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Posted by mpilotti at 18:46, 27 December 2006 | Report This Post


Great fun!

I agree with Empire, this is a good example of the "body swap" genre film and much better than I was expecting it to be. ... More

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Posted by mpilotti at 18:46, 27 December 2006 | Report This Post


What three stars for this, two stars for Night at the Museum? Something is going potty at Empire? ... More

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Posted by umer_ejaz at 14:15, 19 December 2006 | Report This Post


What three stars for this, two stars for Night at the Museum? Something is going potty at Empire? ... More

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