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A Christmas Switch

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Unoriginal holiday story has some positive messages.

Movie G 2018 90 minutes
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A cheery Christmas ambiance, an adorable little girl, and other effective performances have to make up for some careless plotting in this timeworn tale of trading places. In a movie that already demands a substantial willingness to suspend disbelief, the script gives short shrift to logic. Convenient performances on a stage in a small diner so that a music mogul can pop in to hear a waitress sing? A decidedly middle-class family who can't afford a $9 toy but has a beautifully decorated Christmas tree with an array of gaily wrapped gifts beneath it?

On the bright side (and the movie IS bright), Cleary Herzlinger as 4-year-old Kelly Turner is delightful without being precocious. And while the rich woman has a lot more to take away from her experience in A Christmas Switch than the struggling one, the two actresses give it their all.

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