Parents' Guide to

Vice Versa

By Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Sweet dad-son switcheroo has booze, cursing.

Movie PG 1988 99 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

good movie

This movie is just like Like Father Like Son a body switching movie . i think its a good movie funny and ofcourse a fanasty. so kids 9 and up can watch it . its a good movie

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VICE VERSA is a well-meaning but essentially mediocre retelling of the life-switch generational comedy. Vice Versa is harmless enough -- despite the tween drinking that Charlie does while possessed by his dad's spirit -- but never quite finds the right balance between the wacky hijinx of the original Freaky Friday and an afterschool special on intergenerational love and understanding.

Part of the problem is casting: Neither Savage nor Reinhold are very convincing in their roles as child and adult, respectively. Savage is way more convincing as the take-charge dad than as a flighty kid. And Reinhold steals the film when he's hamming it up as Charlie (and is endearing as a scared child in an adult's body). But as an adult again? He seems to have had too much fun as a kid to want to grow up again.

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