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Boys and Girls

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Claire Forlani, Freddie Prinze Jr., ...

Boys and Girls

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
103 minutes
performer:
Claire Forlani, Freddie Prinze Jr., Jason Biggs
director:
Robert Iscove
author:
Andrew Lowery, Andrew Miller
genre:
Romance, Comedy

We gave it an F

If a duller Harry and a more mannered Sally had first met when they were annoying adolescents, then blossomed into breathtakingly irritating college students — well, Harry and Sally still wouldn’t have approached the tedious inanity of this witless romantic comedy’s mismatched lovers. Working again — and far less effectively — with ”She’s All That” director Robert Iscove, Freddie Prinze Jr. provides a pleasant averageness and models many hairstyles in Boys and Girls.

But the actor’s charms are defeated at every turn by the brittle posturing of Claire Forlani (”Meet Joe Black”) as his nightmarish dream girl, while the braying antics of Jason Biggs (”American Pie”) and Amanda Detmer (”Drop Dead Gorgeous”) as Official Neurotic Second Bananas suggest that this ill-fitting movie was mail-ordered from an out-of-date catalog of teen-com stereotypes.