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A couple wake up one morning to find they have now switched bodies.

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Brett
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Tash
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Rob
Lisa Hensley ...
Laetitia
Pippa Grandison ...
Colette
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Davis
Scott Lowe ...
Harrison
Christopher Morsley ...
Paul
Heidi Lapaine ...
Christina
Christine Anu ...
The Singer
Arthur Dignam ...
Dr. Kamins
Morna Seres ...
Helen McMahon
William Usic ...
Marx
Vanessa Stuart ...
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Anja Coleby ...
Karen Zader
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One messy science journalist (Tash) and a neat television host (Brett). Two very different people whose relationship is nose diving to get the opportunity to experience life in their partners shoes when they wake up one morning in each others bodies. Valuable lessons are learned by each as they both have to adjust to very different lives. Written by Rob <robert@bb.com.au>

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Az ellenség bőrében  »

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During the party on the ferry, when Guy Pearce is busted by Claudia Karvan telling the model that he has had a job offer from New York, the boat is clearly not moving. However, in both the scenes before and after it was. See more »

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I laughed through my candy floss
20 February 2001 | by (Auckland, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This is a terribly hackneyed plot. All about the stereotypes of men and women and how we are supposed to interact. But I laughed frequently and out loud and I suppose that's what a comedy film is supposed to make you do. I enjoyed the playing of the actors who brought life and humour to a sometimes rather corny script. They brought out the full farce of their acting one might say!

The first twenty minutes, whilst the plot establishes itself, are a bit of a chore but thereafter the silliness takes over and I chortled away as predictably absurd scenes were unravelled.

Disappointing homophobic line about men and women being the natural (and implicitly, only) form of coupling for human beings, which seemed at odds with the rest of a fresh, healthy skip through sexual norms but alas every script writer has a bad day.

I grew up on that staple of british cinema the 'Carry On's and this is kind of doing a similar thing. Don't expect it to change your life, just entertain you for 90 minutes.


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