A dying millionaire has her soul transferred into a younger, willing woman. However, something goes wrong, and she finds herself in her lawyer's body - together with the lawyer.

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Roger is called in to change the will of an aging millionairess. She has made arrangements for her soul to be 'captured' and transferred into the body of a younger girl. After an argument about the will, the millionairess dies, but her spirit somehow lands in Rogers body... Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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DreamWorks Pictures announced in 2012 that a remake of this comedy was in development. See more »

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When Edwina (through Roger) declares that Terry needs a spanking and she happily consents, her derriere is already red from previous takes. See more »

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Tyrone Wattell: Roger, exactly how do you plan pulling this off?
Roger: Beats the heck out of me.
Tyrone Wattell: Well, if I can be of any help at all, you are in worse trouble than I thought.
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Great Romantic Comedy
11 December 2005 | by (NYC, NY) – See all my reviews

This is what Steve Martin is all about - genius comedy. Lily Tomlin is up to the task as his supporting lead love interest. Both put on a great show with a very strong supporting cast.

The basic idea is that Steve Martin's character is a lawyer wanna be musician. He meets a cold distant viscous woman played by Lily Tomlin through rather strange circumstances... let's just say they get close - VERY CLOSE! :) As they hang out together her coldness is shed to bring out a more human side that makes Tomlin's character endearing to him. The entire movie is about Tomlin's character, but Martin shines as the lead role. His genius is evident throughout this movie. (I listened to Willie Nelson's rendition of "All of Me" about 15 times after seeing the movie.) One classic that will endure forever in my opinion. 9/10

-LD


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