Yesterday, I posted a link to a promotion for the new body-switching comedy, The Change-Up. In the promo, stars Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds make fun of body-switching comedies and admit that it’s kind of a stupid premise. (Although according to Ry-Guy, it’s no more stupid than talking apes.)
The promo is hysterical. If the reviews are any indication, it’s a lot better than the movie they are promoting. But hearing the stars of a body-switching comedy openly say that it is a “f#cking stupid idea” gets you to thinking. Is it? A lot of movies have used it as a premise. How well has the idea held up?
He’s a two-time Oscar winner and one of the most well-liked and respected actors in Hollywood. Tom Hanks has long been compared favorably to the legendary Jimmy Stewart. He’s an actor audiences almost inherently relate to and cheer for. He started off as a goofball in drag and somehow managed to change course in his career to be taken seriously as a dramatic actor.