Two heads may not be better than one when workaholic department-store executive Marshall (Judge Reinhold) and his son Charlie (Fred Savage) innocently touch an ancient skull -- and soon discover their bodies have switched. Now, dad must deal with playground bullies, while Charlie plays in toy stores without fear of getting kicked out. But when Charlie's boisterous antics threaten Marshall's job, father and son must find a way to reverse the hex.
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- Brian Gilbert
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this heartwarming father-son flick is full of swearing and drinking -- often by 11-year-old Charlie while he's possessed by his father's spirit. The movie also features warring, divorced parents. Marshall even tells his son that his ex-wife is someone he can't stand. Marshall also steals a police car and is rude to his assistant.
- Sexual Content
- Floyd makes reference to "boffing." Marshall and Sam kiss several times. Charlie as Marshall has his first kiss with Sam. Sam talks about spending the night with Charlie/Marshall. Guys in the office objectify a new woman at work, saying she has an "available mouth," and other comments.
- Marshall gets hit in the groin by a football. Charlie fires a crossbow, but no one gets hurt. There's lots of falling and hitting when Marshall plays hockey.
- Considerable salty language, much of it coming from Savage as Marshall, including, "bulls--t," "goddammit," "asshole," "hell," "holy s--t," "son of a bitch," "little prick," "ball breaker," "asswipe," "buttheads."
- Social Behavior
- Charlie's parents hate each other and Marshall is an absentee, workaholic dad. Charlie, as Marshall, flips off the guys from work when they gossip about him. Marshall as Charlie steals a police motorcycle. People steal and swindle. But the heart of the story is that, by switching bodies, father and son get to know each other and become closer.
- Marshall is constantly asking for Grey Poupon mustard.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- 11-year-old Charlie, when possessed by his dad's spirit, drinks cocktails. Tina drinks from a flask. Sam refers to drinking too much wine, though she doesn't actually get drunk. Some teens are caught smoking cigarettes.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it