Switch (1991)




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In Blake Edwards' screwball comedy Switch, a sleazy male chauvinist (Perry King) is killed by his ex-girlfriends, and in order to get into heaven, he must return to Earth to find a woman who loves him. The twist is, he is sent back not as a man, but as a gorgeous, sexy woman (Ellen Barkin).
R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Catherine Keener
as Steve's Secretary
Téa Leoni
as Dream Girl
Ellen Barkin
as Amanda Brooks
Tony Roberts
as Arnold
Jimmy Smits
as Walter Stone
Kevin Kilner
as Dan Jones
Fred Lerner
as Thug at Duke's
Joe Flood
as Mac the Guard
Perry King
as Steve
William Shockley
as Party Guest
Basil Hoffman
as Higgins
Tony Genaro
as Mental Patient
Rick Aiello
as Wiseguy at Duke's
Linda Dona
as Gay Club Patron
Jim J. Bullock
as The Psychic
Robert Towers
as Mental Patient
Rebecca Wood
as Gay Club Patron
Kimberly Oja
as F&B Model
Gregory J. Barnett
as Thug at Duke's
John Lafayette
as Sergeant Phillips
Lily Mariye
as Nurse
Diana Chesney
as Mrs. Wetherspoon
David Wohl
as Attorney Caldwell
Ben Hartigan
as Minister
Yvette Freeman
as Mae the Maid
Faith Minton
as Nancy the Bouncer
James Harper
as Lieutenant Laster
Karen Medak
as Saleswoman
Michelle Reese
as Party Guest
Jessie Jones
as Arnold's Secretary
Marti Muller
as Woman Client
Emma Walton
as Fur Protester
Virginia Morris
as Assistant District Attorney
Mindy Lawson
as F&B Model
Taunie Vrenon
as Store Model
Greg Barnett
as Thug at Duke's
Jim Lovelett
as Jogger
Barbara Schillaci
as Mental Patient
Lou Eppolito
as Al the Guard
Michelle Wong
as Photo Assistant
Patricia Clipper
as Girl in Elevator
Robert Elias
as Photographer
Jay R. Goldenberg
as Sardi's Maitre d'
Helena Apothaker
as Gay Club Waitress
Ross Brittain
as Morning DJ
Dena Burton
as Party Guest
Teri Gold
as F&B Model
Tracy Lambert
as Store Model
Jacquelyn Rene Moen
as Girl at City Grille
Jennie Nauman
as Party Guest
Molly Okuneff
as Little Girl
Annette Quinn
as Party Guest
Alana Silvani
as Girl at City Grille
Elena Statheros
as Girl at Aiko's
Savant Tanney
as Judge Harcrow
Louis Eppolito
as Al the Guard
David Gale
as Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Switch

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (3)

Fascinating mix of comedy, gender bending, feminism and fantasy.

Full Review… | January 7, 2011
Classic Film and Television

Blake Edwards' inventive take on gender

August 13, 2005
Classic Film and Television

Funny, and ultimatelty romantic. Barkin is a riot!

September 19, 2002

Typical late-in-the-day Edwards desperation

August 21, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

another tepid attempt by Edwards to recapture his comic edge

July 29, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for Switch

Switch is an off the wall film starring Ellen Barkin and Jimmy Smits. A playboy ends up coming back as a woman whom needs to make an actual lady friend....easier said than done for this womanizer. It has some funny scenes worth seeing.

Mason Williams
Mason Williams

Super Reviewer

Yet another dreary body swap comedy in which an actress assumes that all men scratch their crotch, fart and spit in public. Now, pull my finger.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer


I love this...

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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