• Publication date: July 19, 2009

It’s A Boy Girl Thing It’s A Boy Girl Thing

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wake up in ...

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wake up in the body of another gender? What about in the body of a boy or girl that you’ve despised since childhood? That is precisely what happens to Nell Bedworth and Woody Deane. Nell is a geekish schoolgirl who aspires to study poetry at the prestigious Yale University; Woody is a dim-witted jock hoping to attend a second-rate college on a football scholarship. Together they will have to work to reverse their condition and reach their long-term dreams. Childhood foes Nell and Woody accompany each other on a class field trip where, as usual, they get into an argument. The two happen to quarrel in front of a statue depicting an Aztec god named Tezcatlipoca, who subsequently puts the two to sleep after swapping their bodies. When the pair awake the next day Nell discovers she has Woody’s male body, while Woody’s mind has been transplanted into Nell’s female body. Neither Woody nor Nell informs anyone of their condition, including their parents. Initially, each of the teens attempts to sabotage the other’s reputation. Woody searches for the most indiscrete outfit he can find and styles his hair appropriately; Nell says some not so kind words to Breanna, Woody’s girlfriend and ends their relationship. After both teens finish entertaining themselves reality strikes them. Woody is in no shape to demonstrate his deep understanding of poetry and literary analysis, and Nell is in no position to serve as a quarterback. The two realize that in order to ensure a bright future for each other they will have to work together. Nell teaches Woody as much as she can about poetry and Woody shares his football secrets with Nell. Along the way the pair encounter awkward situations that provide numerous laughs. Can a football jock woo literature professors from Yale? Can a bookworm learn to score a touchdown? More importantly is the couple doomed to live in each other’s bodies for eternity? This movie is rated PG-13 for sexual content, nudity, language and some drinking - all involving teens.