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Pon un hombre en tu vida (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 23 August 1996 (Spain)
In a swimming pool accident, Juan and Belinda somehow exchange bodies. Juan is coaching a football team for an important match and Belinda is getting married. They agree to co-operate and continue in their new bodies.




Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Cantó ...
Juan Antonio
Raúl Sender ...
Mercedes Resino ...
Liberto Rabal ...
Pere Ponce ...
Javier Manrique
Carmen Balagué ...
Enfermera UCI
Juan Polanco
Rosa Morales
Vicente Martín
Guillermo Rodríguez
Héctor Dona Vega


Juan is an aggressive and loud-mouthed football coach; he is at a luxury hotel preparing his team for an important match in a few days time. Belinda is with a group of female singers, also at the hotel. They are completely different characters and take an instant dislike to one another. But in a swimming pool accident they collide, and, nearly dying they recover, but they have exchanged bodies! They are horrified to discover that they are in the wrong bodies, and getting together, they agree that the only way to survive is to co-operate and try to deceive the world into thinking that nothing has happened. But Belinda (in Juan's body) knows nothing about football, and the players just laugh. Juan (in Belinda's body) tries to give tips over a mobile phone. She also visits her fiance about the wedding, but of course the fiance only sees a male body, and there is a surprising moment. Belinda increasingly has second thoughts about the wedding. Juan's musical efforts are equally ... Written by Hazel Freeman

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

23 August 1996 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Ota mies elämääsi  »

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Eduardo: She's changed since the accident.
Juan Antonio: No, she'll come back to normal, she will, really. Belinda is an extraordinary girl, full of life, and pretty. Very pretty. Your folks will love her.
Eduardo: I hope so. They don't trust my taste in women.
Juan Antonio: Yeah. After your first wife...
Eduardo: How do you know?
Juan Antonio: Well, I guessed. Who hasn't had a first wife? Drink? Please, a champagne cocktail and a dry martini, no olive.
Eduardo: How do you know?
Juan Antonio: What?
Eduardo: The olive.
Juan Antonio: I know so much about you.
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Los chicos con las chicas
By Manolo Díaz
Lyrics by Manolo Díaz
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Intelligent, hilarious gender bender
16 April 2000 | by (Miami & Sao Paulo, BR) – See all my reviews

PUT A MAN IN YOUR LIFE is an unusual gender bender. As overworked as the genre has been the past decade, this farce stands out. Its premise is a change of body experience between a loud-mouthed, macho soccer team manager with all the stereotypical flaws of the Latin male (Tonio Canto' of ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER), and Belinda, a female singer representing the modern European twenty something woman. Fate finds the soccer manager's team and Belinda's singing group at the same hotel one weekend. These two opposites accidentally collide and wake up, near death, having switched bodies. The resulting gender-bending hi-jinx are really a hoot to watch. Throw in more than just a few eccentric characters, and funny plot twists, and the result is a highly original film, with a message, which is very-well delivered. This is a great bed-hopping comedy of errors which appeals to both sexes and is a great film to watch one night you want some intelligent fun.

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