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1 when it comes to the average teenage romantic comedy , i expect negative reviews from critics left and right .
2 predictable , unoriginal , and forgettable will most likely be the three adjectives to haunt the down to you's and the drive me crazy's released by the dozens these last couple of years .
3 what i really look for in this kind of movie is the entertainment value while i'm sitting in the theater .
4 am i enjoying myself ?
5 is this a comfortable break from my week of finals ?
6 this is why i have given films like final destination or road trip high marks ; i had a party of a time wasting my money on something i won't remember next week .
7 so last week i opened up the new york times - and , no surprise , boys and girls got a negative review .
8 daily news ?
9 negative .
10 reelviews ?
11 negative .
12 epinions . com ?
13 negative .
14 this was nothing new .
15 american pie , final destination , road trip didn't get such hot reviews and i loved those guilty pleasures .
16 same goes for she's all that , a formulaic but enjoyable pygmalion adaptation that got unjustly pounded .
17 since boys and girls reunites she's all that director robert iscove and actor freddie prinze jr . , i predicted d ? j ? vu al over again .
18 but , still curious , i asked around my school and from the one or two people who had seen it , the reactions were far from positive .
19 i had made up my mind ; i'll catch it on video or cable in a couple of years .
20 but , soon after , following a series of unexpected events ( we couldn't get into shaft because it is rated r ) , i found myself watching boys and girls .
21 whoops .
22 boys and girls is about a " nerdy , smart " boy named ryan ( prinze jr . ) and a " popular , flirt " girl named jennifer ( claire forlani ) .
23 briefly meeting as pre-teens and now attending the same college , the two bump into each other so many times that eventually they become best friends .
24 but in the movies , a male and a female cannot be friends without having that nagging feeling of attraction for each other .
25 with advice from their roommates ( amanda detmer , jason biggs ) , ryan and jennifer attempt to discover the true meaning of their relationship .
26 the film definitely lives up to the dreaded three adjectives - and mindless entertainment is nowhere to be found .
27 i could hardly sit through the 93 minute running time for several reasons .
28 the dialogue is probably the worst i have ever seen in any movie , mainly because the whole movie depends on the boring script and the ridiculous words these characters use is what hollywood thinks kids can relate to .
29 it is almost offensive .
30 an example of an insightful conversation :
31 " you're dumb .
32 dumb , dumb , dumb , dumb . "
33 " no . "
34 ( followed by a mandy moore-esque tune background )
35 ( well it's not as bad as wing commander i guess )
36 the supporting cast is also painfully useless .
37 detmer and biggs stand in the way for anything interesting to happen with their own boring , pointless subplots .
38 and although this is supposed to be from both perspectives of the human sex , prinze jr's ryan dominates the screen while forlani's jennifer simply acts as a dilemma for him to work with .
39 we never learn anything about jennifer which is a shame too because forlani is the only actor to bring any life into her character .
40 teenager or not : you'll hate this movie , i guarantee it .
41 maybe i should rent she's all that again .
42 is it really as good as i think it is ?
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