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Switching Channels

Switching Channels (1988)

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The 1920s-era play The Front Page was about a Chicago reporter who wants to retire and get married but is tricked by his editor into doing one last story -- which proves to be complicated. It was made into a classic film in 1931 and inspired the 1940 hit movie His Girl Friday, in which the reporter was changed into a woman. Billy Wilder also remade the original film in 1974. Switching Channels is a 1988 remake of His Girl Friday, with Kathleen Turner in the starring role, which has now morphed

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Drama, Comedy

Sony Pictures Entertainment

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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (4) | DVD (1)

Reynolds is charming in an otherwise so-so reworking of His Girl Friday.

October 6, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Obviously one of the weaker "Front Page" remakes, but still colorful and energetic enough to warrant some faint praise.

April 3, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

Unofficial variant on The Front Page that occasionally works.

November 24, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Very middling, but still mildly entertaining

September 17, 2002
Moviehole

A half-way decent updating of His Girl Friday. Half-way.

September 12, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for Switching Channels

Throughly ordinary remake of His Girl Friday, stick with the original.
February 23, 2008
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jay nixon

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Effective performances by Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds, and Christopher Reeve, but this remake comedy media movie is very average, lack of laughs.
January 27, 2008
deano
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

Weak remake of His Girl Friday.
May 15, 2007
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