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Trading Faces: 10 Body-Switching Movies
David Bax , April 17th, 2009 03:36

As the insipid-looking Zach Efron vehicle 17 Again threatens to invade our cinemas, David Bax from the Battleship Pretension podcast looks back on the often overlooked (and rightly so) body-switching film genre.


Bad Body-Switching

4. And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird

This film reaches a zenith in that it combines body-swapping with another bizarre phenomena in sub-par 80s comedies: the kooky inventor dad. The twist here is that the dad is dead and has inhabited the form of one of his inventions, a clunky R2D2-style robot. With cult potential like that, it's a wonder this film has never been released on DVD.