Boys and Girls

Synopsis: Jennifer and Ryan are students at UC Berkeley, acquaintances off and on since early adolescence. She's quick, witty, ironic, literary, and independent; he's deliberate, literal, serious, studying structural engineering, always working on a plan. They take walks, they console each other over break-ups, he shares his plans. She's headed for Italy after graduation. Then, to their equal surprise, they spend a night together. Her response is to skitter away from continued intimacy and want to stay friends; he's hurt by her response, so he withdraws. Can it all get sorted out before she leaves town?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

Good afternoon, everyone.|This is your captain speaking.

Sorry for the delay. A few more|minutes. Thanks for your patience.

-It's been a half-hour late.|-It always happens.

Every time we fly|out of New York.

-We better not miss our connection.|-We only have two hours.

-Can I help you?|-I don't know. Can you?

-May I help you?|-Why are we behind schedule?

Just a few more minutes.|Can I get you something to drink?

I don't know.|Can you?

Right this way.

-Thanks.|-You're welcome.

Hi. I'm Jennifer.

-Wait till the last minute to pack?|-Nope. Got my first period.

Good afternoon, everyone.|This is your captain again.

We're making our way out and|we'll take off shortly. Enjoy it.

Does it gross you out to know|that I'm bleeding right now?

-Why should it? It's just biology.|-We could have sex right now...

and I wouldn't get pregnant.

-Do you have orgasms?|-That's none of your business!

-You're still young. Are you ten?|-12.

-Do you live in LA or New York?|-LA.

Me too. My dad ran off, so my|mom and I moved to California.

-Your parents still together?|-No. Yes!

-What's that mean?|-They are getting back together.

-That's great.|-Yeah, I have it all planned out.

-You're getting them back together?|-I've already talked to my father.

And I'm gonna explain to my mother|how the divorce is ruining my life.

-Maybe they're not in love anymore.|-You have to work at love...

...if you want it to last forever.|-Who says love should last forever?

-They're married!|-They're divorced!

They shared vows, made commitment.|They have responsibilities!

-Someone needs to remind them!|-My mother says, if love is broken... just have to throw it out.|-That's what's wrong with grown-ups.

-They're lazy.|-You're an idiot!

-You're an idiot!|-You're ugly!

Try breathing. Take a deep breath.|It'll help you relax.

I'm not not-relaxed.

This is just how I am.

One, two, three, four, five...

six, seven, eight, nine...


That's half time, with the Knights|leading the Gophers 14 to 7.

It should come as no surprise|that this year's homecoming king....

is the Knights' star quarterback|Cameron Fitzgerald.

And what good is a king without|a queen? Let's give a royal cheer...

to this year's homecoming queen,|Jennifer Burrows!

Bow down to my|queen and king!

-Jennifer Burrows?|-Gopher!

Do you mock my queen?

I thinketh that you do!|And for that you shall die.


Die, Gopher!

-Run the head over!|-No. No, don't!

-Are you all right?|-My head.

-You're gonna be okay.|-No, my head. Where is it?

How's your head?

Not so good.

I'm so sorry.

You don't remember me, do you?

-No. Should l?|-No.

We were on a plane|together once.

My God! Ryan?

You're Counting Ryan?

Of course I remember you.|Once a month I remember you.

I must have told that period on the|plane story, like, a million times.

-Not me.|-You wanna go grab a coffee?

What about your boyfriend,|the king?

I don't have a boyfriend.|Hate commitments.

Why limit yourself when there's|a world of possibilities out there?

Maybe all those possibilities|distract you from what you want.

-That's why I don't watch cable.|-What?

-There's too many choices.|-Luckily your school has uniform.

You might have to pick out an outfit,|and with all the choices...

you might end up walking|out of your house naked.

-That's dumb.|-Yeah, you're pretty dumb.

-Don't call me dumb!|-Why not? It's true.

You are, you're dumb.|Dumb, dumb, dumb!

No. You're dumb!

-So you wanna go?|-No!

-Why not?|-Because this... us...

-We don't click.|-Since when?

Since now. Right now!|Does this feel like we're clicking?!

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Andrew Lowery

Andrew Lowery is an American actor, screenwriter, and director, best known for playing "Mack" McGivern in the film School Ties and Matthew, the white cousin of Cree Summer's character Freddie, on the television series A Different World. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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