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Opposite Day (2009)

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The world goes backwards on Opposite Day. The kids become adults, and the adults become kids.


R. Michael Givens


Steven Paul (story), Max Botkin (screenplay)





Cast overview, first billed only:
William Brent ... Sammy Benson (as Billy Unger)
Ariel Winter ... Carla Benson
Pauly Shore ... Robert Benson
Colleen Crabtree Colleen Crabtree ... Denise Benson
Dylan Cash ... Chaz
Dick Van Patten ... Jack Benson
Renée Taylor ... Martha Benson
French Stewart ... Godfrey
Kristen Combs Kristen Combs ... Sue
Rico Rodriguez ... Kid Janitor
Nadji Jeter ... Jasper
Casey Margolis Casey Margolis ... Alexia
Braen Edwine Braen Edwine ... Kid Cop (as Ryan Hahto)
Will Shadley ... Kid Security Guard #3
Christian Pikes Christian Pikes ... Kid Security


The world goes backwards on Opposite Day. The kids become adults, and the adults become kids.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


If you thought Friday was freaky get ready for... Opposite Day


Comedy | Family


G | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anapodi Deftera See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?


Ariel Winter and Rico Rodrigues both appear on Modern Family together. See more »


Sammy is handcuffed when placed inside the mistifier, but a few seconds later is shown banging on the walls with both hands. Seconds later he is handcuffed again and jumping up and down. See more »


Featured in Family Film Failures: Opposite Day (2009) (2018) See more »


Written by Misha Segal, Peter Roberts, Francisco Jimenez Garcia
Performed by Luisa Lubell
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Not awful...but let the kids decide!
13 February 2013 | by jessedepoySee all my reviews

First off, I'll mention what I said in the message boards. My curiosity when I first heard about this movie was compounded by the lack of availability...and if you have a pass or subscription, such as Blockbuster or Netflix, I would recommend using that for a viewing rather than spending money to purchase it prior to seeing it firsthand.

Now, as to the movie itself: Yes, there are issues with the plot, continuity, and so on, and yes, I also noticed that there may be some creepy incestuous undertones and was laughing when I saw that the other reviewers noticed as well. But, I do think the filmmakers here intended for it to be seen through a child's eyes and hopefully most kids aren't thinking like that if they are in the target audience (probably under 9).

So for me, this was mildly entertaining and it was nice to see Pauly Shore and French Stewart mix things up a bit by acting both mature and immature in the same movie. However, my kids are all under 6 and they seemed to like it quite a bit. So maybe the concept of the movie plays on two levels - the movie itself, and the reception by the viewers. I haven't seen any reviews by the 5-and-under crowd yet, but from the response at home I'd say it was a hit.

I know it may be an odd paradigm of parental philosophy to let your children decide what they do and do not like, but if we don't pay attention to what they think about things, we may be in need of the corny lesson this movie tries to "teach" us anyway.

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