You might just think the theme of characters switching bodies has been done a lot and is a tired theme. When this movie is compared to “Freaky Friday” from several years ago, with a then still fairly innocent Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Leigh Curtis, you would be right. That film was genuinely funny but with a Disney-style of wholesome entertainment. It also received our Dove Seal. Unfortunately, there are a lot of foul-mouthed comments in this one, not to mention raunchiness. In addition, the biggest gross-out scene I have seen in a while takes place when a baby shares its load with a character in the film, in the worst possible location, his mouth. A few “eewwww” comments were heard in the theater.
It was interesting, to some extent, to see the usually more reserved Jason Bateman play a character who lets loose after the switch is made. But what is one of the film’s better moments is the scene in which a certain character has the opportunity to go to bed with another woman and realizes he can’t break his wedding vows to his wife. That is a nice touch. However, the language and raw sexual raunchiness is far removed from the family-friendly arena and therefore this one misses out on our Dove Seal.