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Boys and Girls Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    29

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 0

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    This ill-fitting movie was mail-ordered from an out-of-date catalog of teen-com stereotypes.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Andy Seiler

    As the couple stand on the bluffs overlooking San Francisco Bay, you may find yourself wishing Forlani would push Prinze in.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    It's not that I don't like it. It's that I don't care.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    Starts with such promising quirkiness that it's easy to forget for the moment that you are watching a teen comedy.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 14+

Silly star crossed sex obsessed love flick.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has occasional mild sexually themed language, and some cursing. Most characters spend more time drinking than studying. Ryan cheats on his girlfriend. Hunter lies throughout and encourages Ryan to deceive Amy (Jennifer's roommate). Hunter makes disparaging comments about the elderly. Provocative dancing. Lots of talk about sex, including mentions of orgasms. Amy, in a moment of sexual confusion, kisses Jennifer. Jennifer and Ryan kiss and undress each other before sex (little is shown). Hunter and Amy have sex. Hunter has a sexual fantasy. A football player goes after a costumed mascot with a lance.

  • Families can talk about whether they think this film realistically depicts college life. In general, how does the media portray college and young adults? Also, what do you think about Hunter's lying in order to attract women? Why do you think he resorted to that tactic?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Mostly white characters. Several instances of tasteless humor.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: A football player goes after a costumed mascot with a lance.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Provocative dancing. Lots of talk about sex, including mentions of orgasms. Amy, in a moment of sexual confusion, kisses Jennifer. Jennifer and Ryan kiss and undress each other before sex (little is shown). Hunter and Amy have sex. Hunter has a sexual fantasy.

  • language false3

    Language: Occasional mild sexually-themed language, and some cursing.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Most characters spend more time drinking than studying.

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