A seriocomic look at the life of Julie Walker. Bored with her marriage, and encouraged by her friends, she contemplates an affair. Fantasy and reality mix often, leading to complications and headaches.
An overweight housewife has to confront her weight problem when her husband leaves her because of it. She has a happily married and overweight friend and an unhappily thin, engaged friend ... See full summary »
Old-fashioned ABC-TV movie-of-the-week, made back in the day when ex-sitcom stars could still garner a juicy comedy (if not at the cinema then at least on television, where this flick got big ratings and was rerun for a few years). The nifty premise has two grown women, tired of their lives, switching places. Fast and friendly, with lots of '70s slang and familiar faces in supporting roles. Fans of "I Dream of Jeannie"'s Barbara Eden and "Get Smart"'s Barbara Feldon will no doubt enjoy this; the ladies look great and have a fun scene together getting drunk. Penny Marshall shows incredible polish as a pessimistic secretary, the men wisely stay out of the way, and the movie has something to say at the end of it all. It's a delicious switcheroo!
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