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Saturday 27 December 2014

Comedy is a Christmas Turkey

It's A Boy Girl Thing (12A, 94 mins)

Funny enough, a museum with a funky statue is at the centre of this also. But, unfortunately, just not funny enough. In this case the movie is actually a no-thing.

Despite Elton John's involvement as producer - witness the liberal playing of Candle in the Wind on the soundtrack - this must rate as one of the lamest comedies of the year.

Rather than freaky Friday this is a wacky Wednesday through silly Sunday identity-swap movie when the school jock swaps bodies with the conscientious boy-hater with incredibly predictable results.

Then having failed to raise much more than a chuckle - there are a couple of reasonable one-liners - director Nick Hurran goes for a hugely emotional " now I understand what it means to be you" ending. What was he thinking?

Released on Boxing Day at cinemas across Northern Ireland





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