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The Swap (2016)

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Ellie O'Brien is trying to juggle rhythmic gymnastics and troubles with her best friend. Meanwhile, classmate Jack Malloy is struggling to live up to his brothers' hockey-star legacies and dad's high expectations and tough-love approach.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Peyton List ... Ellie
Jacob Bertrand ... Jack Malloy
Claire Rankin ... Summer
Darrin Rose ... Coach Malloy
Callan Potter ... Gunner Malloy
Jesse Bostick ... Stryker Malloy
Kiana Madeira ... Sassy Gaines
Eliana Jones ... Aspen Bishop
Devyn Nekoda ... Mackenzie Wick
Kolton Stewart ... Owen
James Godfrey James Godfrey ... Porter Gibbs
Naomi Snieckus ... Coach Carol
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Breeanna Booth Breeanna Booth ... Claire's Party Girl
Jordan Cotton Jordan Cotton ... Junior Varsity Goalie
Valérie Descheneaux Valérie Descheneaux ... Stylist
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Ellie O'Brien (List) is trying to juggle rhythmic gymnastics and troubles with her best friend. Meanwhile, classmate Jack Malloy (Bertrand) is struggling to live up to his brothers' hockey-star legacies and his dad's high expectations and tough-love approach. During a text argument about whose life is easier, Ellie and Jack trigger an inexplicable real-life swap. As each tries to navigate the other's life, hilarity ensues when Ellie (as Jack) learns about brotherly bonding and hockey lingo, while Jack (as Ellie) has to decipher girl code and experiences a spa day. With a rhythmic gymnastics championship and a spot on the varsity hockey team on the line, they must figure out how to get back in their own bodies before the swap becomes permanent. As they are forced to literally walk in each other's shoes, they gain empathy for one another and learn valuable lessons about their own lives. Written by Disney Channel PR

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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TV-G
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Official Sites:

Details on Twist Magazine

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Swap See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

When Jack gets the hair cut short, he resembles his character from Kirby Buckets (2014), who has short hair. See more »

Goofs

Summer, Ellie's mom, calls her "Annie" instead of "Ellie" at the spa. See more »

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References Liv and Maddie (2013) See more »

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Until the Sun Comes Up
Written by Drew Seeley and Joacim Persson
Performed by Drew Seeley
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weak Swap
28 August 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Ellie O'Brien (Peyton List) is a rhythmic gymnast. Schoolmate Jack Malloy (Jacob Bertrand) is a hockey player. Both face difficulties. She is losing her best friend to a rival. He is being bullied by a rival. On one particularly tough day, they both end up at the nurse's station. They text back and forth arguing the other has the easier life. Suddenly, they exchange bodies. They struggle to navigate each other's life.

This Disney movie is a standard body swap movie. It's not doing anything new. The bigger problem is that the standard thing isn't done that well either. The standard thing being that the kids get to play the opposite gender. The problem here is that the characters start at somewhat similar places with similar personalities. She's afraid to confront the social bully. He's scared to talk to a girl. After the body switch happens, the gender change is limited even when they try. The easiest move is for Ellie to dress like a boy which she never does. There is a cute moment when Jack wears a towel like a girl. There are small changes when this type of movie requires big moves. The body switching device is questionable anyways. I've seen Peyton in a couple of things. The two leads admirably soldier on but it's not enough. This is an inferior body switch movie.


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