The only real reason this film interested me was that one of my old high school friends was involved in it. I've never seen any of my friends in the credits of a major motion picture, and I thought it would be cool to finally witness it.Well, it turned out that I liked the film too.
Boys and Girls would be a whole lot better if the characters involved were more fleshed out and less cartoony. It's basically a story of two people who, after running into each other only a few times in their childhood, finally get to know each other better when they attend the same college.Freddie Prinze Jr. is a neurotic geek and Claire Forlani is an insecure Latin laureate. Jason Biggs goes along for the ride as Freddie's dorky roommate. (Remember, this is BOYS AND GIRLS, not LOSER.)
This seems to be one of those films that sound good on paper, but loses a lot in the filming. There's lots of interesting and witty dialogue about dating, sex, and other inter-gender affairs. The plot seems too cliched and thin... your basic will-they-or-won't-they thing. But if you could give a shit less about plot and just want to laugh at something other than bodily functions, there's plenty of, shall we say, sophisticated laughs in this film. Okay, some bodily-function humor does slip through (two words: farting supermodels), but at least it doesn't detract from the rest of the laughs.Boys and Girls is an okay film... won't make any headlines or leave any memorable moments, and you might not know ANYONE personally in the credits, but it's fairly enjoyable. And the farting supermodels certainly helped.