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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

2. Down to Earth

Yes, it's a remake of Heaven Can Wait, a film that was probably vapid enough itself to have qualified for this list, but at least Warren Beatty is a real movie star. Chris Rock may be one of the funniest stand-ups in the history of the form but his charms have never translated to film. In two-dimensions, alongside sets and extras, he's just an obnoxious arse-hole. Who could possible root for him to come back to life?