Switch (1991)


“[after Amanda knocks a man out] You talk like a man, you fight like a man. I guess you must have been one.” – Sheila Faxton

Number of Times Seen – Twice (Cable in the 90’s and 25 May 2021)

Brief Synopsis – After being murdered by 3 of his former lovers, a womanizer is reincarnated as a woman in order to try and prove that he can find real love.

My Take on it – This is a movie with a great premise that never manages to find its footing along the way.

Blake Edwards was a great writer and director, but this fails to work on any level.

Ellen Barkin is fine in the co-lead role with Perry King as the male version of the same character.

Jimmy Smits is awful here and just doesn’t make his role more believable like it should be.

The confrontations between Barkin/King and the various women in his/her life feel too superficial and juvenile and we never quite understand why they would go to such lengths to dispose of him.

Lorraine Bracco and JoBeth Williams try hard in their particular roles, but neither helps things feel more intriguing or interesting which is a shame.

The film does have a few laugh out loud moments, but overall it is far from perfect and doesn’t manage to be as fun or as poignant as it probably could have been.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – JoBeth Williams was up for a different part in this film but when she read the script, she said the only part she would consider playing was Margo and she got that part instead. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)

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