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Genre: Drama
Starring: Kevin Zegers, Samaire Armstrong, Mpho Koaho, Sharon Osbourne, Genelle Williams, Sherry Miller, Emily Hampshire, Robert Joy, Brooke D'Orsay
Director: Nick Hurran
Rating: M18 (Nudity)
Year Made: 2006







Languages: English
Subtitles: English/Chinese
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0
Running Time: 1 hr 35 mins
Region Code: 3
Distributor: Origin Entertainment
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It’s A Boy Girl Thing is a high-jinx romantic comedy about next-door neighbours who live worlds apart. Woody Deane and Nell Bedworth, life-long sworn enemies, wake up one day to find themselves in a very strange place: each others bodies. In their switched identities, each sets about to destroy the other’s high school reputation. When they start to succeed they get more than they bargained for. Sometimes falling in love can be an out of body experience.


This UK/Canadian production belongs to a genre more commonly known as 'Body-swapping'. Can you recall movies such as "Freaky Friday", "The Hot Chick" or our local "Just Follow Law" where a man’s soul is transfer to a woman’s body and vice versa? Coincidentally, "Vice Versa" happens to be a 1988 movie about a father and son exchanging bodies but we shall leave the discussion till next time.

In "It’s a Boy Girl Thing", Nell and Woody, two long-time fiends mysteriously had a body-swapping experience while out on a school excursion to the museum. Nell for the record is a smart, aspiring Yale graduate dubbed 'pencil-neck virgin' whatever that means while Woody is the typical big dumb jock who plays in the school football team.

The movie wastes no time in letting off anatomy-related pranks, gratuitous nudity and coarse language, guarantee to make you giggle at least once at the silliness in the short 95 minutes running time. Samaire Armstrong and Kevin Zegers who plays Nell and Woody respectively seem to be having a ball of a time playing it off.

Coupled by people liked Sharon Osbourne who played Woody’s foul-mouth mother and Mpho Kaoho as his best friend, the supporting cast add on to the madness and rowdiness to an otherwise generic, plain script.

The 'Body Swapping' gimmick has been done so many times in film history that you wonder is there anything new onscreen to while your time and money. If you are a fan of "American Pie", then you should lap up "It’s A Boy Girl Thing" for all the 'penis-tits-bush' humour.

And do you know Sir Elton John actually executive produce this? Don’t blink, yes it’s that Elton John.


This Code 3 disc contains no special features.


The video transfer is respectable, not exactly as sharp as the usual crop of Hollywood exports while the DVD comes with Dolby Digital 2.0, enough to support a material such as this.



Review by Linus Tee


. It's A Boy Girl Thing (Movie Review)

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