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Vice Versa (1988)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  11 March 1988 (USA)
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During an argument, a divorced executive and his 11 year old son casually touch a magical Tibetan skull, releasing a mysterious power that transfers the father's mind to the body of the son and vice versa. Their problems have just begun.

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On returning from a buying trip abroad for the department store in which he works, Marshall finds he is in possession of a strange ornamental skull. Marshall is divorced and is looking after his son Charlie for a few days. The skull has special powers, and when Marshall and Charlie simultaneously wish they were each others age, father and son exchange bodies. Now Charlie has to go to work, and Marshall to school. Charlie also has to deal with Marshall's girlfriend. If that weren't enough a pair of smugglers are in pursuit of the skull. Written by Rob Hartill

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Vice Versa is based on a novel written in 1882 by F. Anstey. Three previous adaptations were released in the UK in 1916, 1937 & 1948. See more »

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When Marshall pulls Charlie into the limo, you can see the camera reflected on it. See more »

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Charlie: [relaying a message to Marshall, who in turn is in a meeting] ... and we've been offered very favorable interest rates from Hong Kong.
Marshall: [apparently having misheard what Charlie said] We've been offered very favorable interest rates from King Kong.
Charlie: *Hong* Kong!
Marshall: I mean *Hong* Kong.
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Derivative of Freaky Friday, but I managed to enjoy it anyway.
1 September 2013 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

Plot Summary: A weird oriental skull manages to make a father and son switch bodies, after the father and son make a wish they regret.

Ah; The 80's. How I miss you sometimes. I often lament my frustrations on all the lame stuff that comes out today. Vice Versa won't win any awards for authenticity or originality, but for entertainment purposes it does the job rather decently. There are many gags in this film that are completely unbelievable and often ridiculous, but it's done with such charm, and it's so fun, that I didn't care. It helps that Judge Reinhold & Fred Savage make such a likable pair. Judge isn't afraid to make a fool of himself in this movie. He gives a fully committed & brave performance that is an absolute blast to watch. Fred Savage is pretty entertaining himself as the kid acting like the adult. He had some funny lines, and had excellent charisma with Reinhold. This is NOT a family film. It does have family orientated stuff in it, but it does have strong stuff in its approach at times. It has strong language and some strong situations. It's a fun time waster, but be prepared if you want your kids to see it.

Final Thoughts: It's nothing all that special, but it managed to entertain me and pass the time perfectly. What more can you really ask for with a film like this?? If you need a good laugh, and something to watch on a dreary day, this might just do the trick for you.

6/10


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