Best Body Swap Comedies

Each of the heroes of the following films gets a unique chance to feel “in the shoes of another person”, and the audience has the opportunity to laugh heartily.

Such an extraordinary genre as a comedy about a body swap is distinguished by an original plot and a lot of hilarious situations.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Chick (2002)

The life of Jessica Spencer is the envy of classmates. Luxurious blonde from a rich family, where all her desires are indulged, the captain of the cheerleading group, a role model and the dream of any teenager. For the sake of friendship with a girl, many are ready to endure her callousness, selfishness and other unpleasant habits of a narcissistic person.

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This continued until the beauty woke up in the body of a petty thief. It’s one thing to be a hot chick and charm others with charm, and quite another to turn into a middle-aged loser. Jessica intends to regain her former appearance, because ahead of the prom and the coveted title of queen of the school. The task is not an easy one, because you need to ask for help those who just yesterday were subjected to her ridicule and humiliation.

Original title:
The Hot Chick

Cast:
Rob Schneider, Anna Faris, Matthew Lawrence, Rachel McAdams

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 5.5

Age limit:
16+

Carrot Love (2007)

Andrei and Marina Golubev have been married for 7 years, but the family ship has cracked and is ready to sink safely. Sincere love over the years has been supplanted by a career and the notorious way of life – there is no time left for romance at all, and joint leisure more and more often provokes another quarrel. However, the characters of the film are not one of those who give up quickly, so a mutual decision was made to visit a family psychologist.

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Dr. Kogan is the best specialist, he takes quite reasonable amounts for consultations, but his methodology is original. According to the doctor, in order to restore harmony in the house, you need to imagine yourself in the place of a partner – literally.

Cast:
Gosha Kutsenko, Kristina Orbakaite, Evgeny Stychkin

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.6, IMDb – 5.1

Age restrictions:
12+

Boy in a Girl (2006)

The comedy continues the eternal theme of confrontation between the sexes about how sworn enemies switched bodies. Woody and Nell are neighbors who have hated each other for years. Meetings at the school end in skirmishes, and the windows of the houses located opposite each evening turn into a ring for verbal fights.

The girl considers Woody an upstart and a narcissistic narcissist, and the guy has a whole list of not quite flattering epithets addressed to Nell at the ready. External masks do not always correspond to reality – and the main characters will have to make sure of this. Waking up in the body of an old enemy, the first desire is to cause maximum damage to the reputation of the enemy. But the longer the characters in the film live in someone else’s body, the more the truth about the true state of things is revealed.

Original title:
It’s a Boy Girl Thing

Cast:
Samira Armstrong, Kevin Zegers, Sherri Miller

Country:
USA, UK, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.3

Age limit:
16+

Freaky Friday (2003)

Despite extensive practice, psychotherapist Tess Colman finds it difficult to find a common language with her teenage daughter. 15-year-old Anna constantly rebels, quarrels with her brother and arranges loud rehearsals for her rock band in the garage. The girl does not like the school teacher, best friend and mother’s fiance, although the wedding is scheduled for next Saturday. Tess does not understand how to survive and accept the difficult age of her own child – and a mystical case comes to the rescue.

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During lunch at a Chinese restaurant, Anna and Tess come across strange predictions in “happiness cookies”, and the next morning, a strict mother and wayward daughter wake up in each other’s bodies. There is a wedding and a concert of the group on the nose, so there are only a few days left to correct the situation.

Original title:
Freaky Friday

Cast:
Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 6.1

Age limit:
12+

Not Your Body (2017)

Italian director Simone Godano made a great film about a body swap – a comedy about the spouses Andrea and Sofia. The wife is a successful TV presenter whose career is on the rise. The husband is an excellent doctor who secretly dreams of becoming a world genius. As is usually the case with married couples, Andrea and Sophia over the years stopped noticing the good in each other that attracted them at the dawn of a relationship.

It seems to a man that he has found the key to a harmonious connection – you just need to open the ability to read the thoughts of a partner so that there is no room for omissions. The day of a failed science experiment will change their lives forever. Instead of the gift of telepathy, the couple will receive a much more valuable gift – a look at their own happiness from a different angle.

Original title:
Moglie e marito

Cast:
Kasia Smutnyak, Pierfrancesco Favino, Martha Gastini

Country:
Italy

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.4

Age limit:
16+

I want like you (2011)

Mitch and Dave are two bosom friends since childhood, but over time, fate parted them in different directions. One became a successful lawyer, loving husband and caring father, while the other continues to lead a carefree life as a teenager. Dave believes that his friend has achieved incredible heights – and in a good way he is jealous when a friend returns to a cozy house where his family is waiting for him.

Mitch dreams of at least one day without a list of everyday chores, boring meetings and children’s screams. A random ritual near an ancient statue makes friends’ wishes come true – only an unexpected turn does not delight them. It turns out that everyone has their own problems in life – and they will have to take a sip with interest.

Original title:
The Change-Up

Cast:
Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.3

Age limit:
16+

Partner (2017)

Russian cinema pleased with a comedy, where the exchange of bodies took place between an adult and a child – the plot of the film is quite original. Major Khromov could not even imagine what his life would turn into after a conflict with a fortune teller, but the fact remains that now he is a helpless baby.

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Independent actions as a result of an unsuccessful “resettlement” are impossible, because a lonely crumb on the street will instantly attract the attention of law enforcement agencies, and the hype will only harm Khromov when performing a secret operation. There is nothing left to do but to take as partners your own father, a little one, in order to complete the work of a lifetime – to find a mysterious criminal named Dragon.

Cast:
Sergey Garmash, Andrey Nazimov, Liza Arzamasova

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.5, IMDb – 4.6

Age restrictions:
12+

From 13 to 30 (2004)

Today Jenny turns 13 – and this is the most terrible day of her life. Her friends ran away from the holiday, and instead of the guy of her dreams, annoying friend Matt is constantly spinning around. As befits a birthday girl, the girl makes an incredible wish – to become an adult so that all the current problems disappear.

The magic worked. Jenny finds herself in the body of a beautiful and successful 30-year-old woman, as if someone has rewound the tape of time at an accelerated pace. For others, the years have passed as usual, and for young Jenny, many moments of her adult life will become a real list of discoveries.

Original title:
13 Going on 30

Cast:
Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.2

Age limit:
12+

Dad is 17 Again (2009)

The plot of the comedy is a bit similar to the previous film with the only difference – a man goes into the past to become young again. It’s not every day that fate gives you another chance, but Mike O’Donnell was lucky. His whole life is a constant series of failures. Early marriage, indifference of children, lack of career and success, and the wife also files for divorce.

The man is sincerely sure that he could rewrite his history again – and after a mysterious meeting with the old man, he turns into a 17-year-old teenager. Mike decides to use his second youth not so much to correct the list of his own mistakes, but to help his own children. After all, they are at a very vulnerable age, when every failure is perceived as a catastrophe of a universal scale.

Original title:
17 Again

Starring :
Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon, Matthew Perry

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.3

Age limit:
12+

Back to Earth (2001)

The list of comedies is completed by a film about the exchange of bodies between an eternally dissatisfied old man and a young guy. Aspiring comedian Lance Barton dies in an accident and, after his death, learns about the monstrous mistake of higher powers. In fact, the man was given a long and happy life, which he was deprived of by a fatal coincidence. To make amends, the angel offers to send Lance to earth.

However, at the time of the return, another failure occurred – and the guy woke up in the body of a grumpy, vicious and mean old man. The only plus in this situation is that the new body belongs to a billionaire. The inner circle of the harmful rich man is completely at a loss, because grandfather cheered up, rejuvenated his soul and completely changed his usual way of life.

Original title:
Down to Earth

Cast:
Chris Rock, Regina King, Chazz Palminteri

Country:
Germany, Canada, Australia, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 5.5

Age limit:
12+

Any other body swap comedies you can recommend? Add to the list of films in the comments!

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