It's a Boy Girl Thing

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Raunchy teen comedy looks at gender roles; lots of cursing.

PG-13 2006 95 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 18+

Terrible film

This film is chock full of sexual assault and makes it apparent that a girls future is less important than a man’s. The male protagonist is consistently horrid to the female protagonist, and nearly gets her body raped but doesn’t actually ever apologise. The description is wrong, there is full frontal nudity. These are the kind of films that are damaging to adolescence perception of sexual assault and objectification.
age 17+

Fun and Funny - Teen Movie Comedy!

Fun, high school movie with a surprisingly emotionally ending. I have to admit first that I am a fan of this genre, although when I went in I was expecting something pretty run-of-the-mill. However, this is no teen B-movie but is actually a really funny premise and has a story with a surprising amount of emotional depth. I'm surprised no-one has made a movie about this before, but they haven't. It seems quite an obvious premise. A boy and girl who despise each other, end up swapping bodies and are thus forced to deal with each other's lives. It's like Freaky Friday but with a bit more edge and all the adolescent teen stuff which is what keeps it fresh. Whilst this stuff is funny it is the love story that really gets you and I was amazed to find myself getting emotionally drawn into the characters. Not often I say that about an American teen movie. Only negative is Sharon Osbourne who kind of pulls you out of the movie a bit, but other than a satisfying movie experience and a really pleasant surprise.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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