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Family Switch (2023, D: McG) S: Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms



Jess and Bill Walker are doing their best to keep their family connected as their children grow older, more independent, and more distant. When a chance encounter with an astrological reader causes the family to wake up to a full body switch, on the morning of the most important day of each of their lives, can the Walkers unite to land a promotion, college interview, record deal and soccer tryout? Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms, Emma Myers and Brady Noon star in this family comedy directed by McG and based on the book "Bedtime For Mommy" by Amy Krouse-Rosenthal.
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Re: Family Switch (2023, D: McG) S: Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms

I don't think any actor should be allowed to star in two body swap movies in the same career.
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Re: Family Switch (2023, D: McG) S: Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms

Oh it's the girl from Wednesday.

That's all I got.
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Re: Family Switch (2023, D: McG) S: Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms

Originally Posted by Decker
I don't think any actor should be allowed to star in two body swap movies in the same career.
One is already pushing it.
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Re: Family Switch (2023, D: McG) S: Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms

I have to say I'm a little disappointed in Jennifer Garner's movie career. Maybe it's by choice, but after Alias I had hoped to see her in some more action-oriented flicks...but better than Peppermint.
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Re: Family Switch (2023, D: McG) S: Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms

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I don't think any actor should be allowed to star in two body swap movies in the same career.
13 Going on 30, despite being referenced in this trailer, isn't technically a body swap movie. She becomes herself, in the future. I mean, I guess it's semantics, but to me, for it to be a body swap movie, there needs to be someone to swap with.

Though I guess she was also in Nine Lives with Kevin Spacy, lol
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I think she makes bank with her Once Upon a Farm baby food company, and I'm sure being the face of Capital One and Neutrogina helps out as well (kinda like Jessica Alba and Honest Company)
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Re: Family Switch (2023, D: McG) S: Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms

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13 Going on 30, despite being referenced in this trailer, isn't technically a body swap movie. She becomes herself, in the future. I mean, I guess it's semantics, but to me, for it to be a body swap movie, there needs to be someone to swap with.
She swaps her teenage body for an adult one. Still a body swap. Just like Big.

Though I guess she was also in Nine Lives with Kevin Spacy, lol
That one, I had forgotten.
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Re: Family Switch (2023, D: McG) S: Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms

Originally Posted by Decker
She swaps her teenage body for an adult one. Still a body swap. Just like Big.
Not to me. I wouldn't classify Big as body swap either.. To me, there should be someone on the other side of the exchange. No one swaps into her teenage body. Again, basically semantics, but this was a genre that was important to me before I accepted myself.
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Re: Family Switch (2023, D: McG) S: Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms

Jennifer Garner had another Netflix family comedy called Yes Day a few years ago that I don't think anybody watched. Especially here.

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Re: Family Switch (2023, D: McG) S: Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms

It had Jenna Ortega. I watched that one.
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Re: Family Switch (2023, D: McG) S: Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms

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Jennifer Garner had another Netflix family comedy called Yes Day a few years ago that I don't think anybody watched. Especially here.
I watched it with my kids. It was entertaining.
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Re: Family Switch (2023, D: McG) S: Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms

Having both parents swap bodies with both kids = original idea.

My idea: a female firefighter tries to thwart terrorists who take hostages during a Thanksgiving Party at the Empire State building.

Someone in Hollywood hire me!
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Re: Family Switch (2023, D: McG) S: Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms

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I think she makes bank with her Once Upon a Farm baby food company, and I'm sure being the face of Capital One and Neutrogina helps out as well (kinda like Jessica Alba and Honest Company)
First, to answer Djariya's question a few posts below your post, as one other poster has already noted the film was watched by folks on this thread, but it was not the type of film that was ever going to elicit a lot of chatter. It was a harmless film, not particularly bad or good and I did watch because I liked the cast.

Next, yes....she is making major bank with her commercials, which I still see airing to this day.

Heck, the one-time commercial for Chevrolet that my sister and niece starred in was enough to put some serious cash into their accounts. I think my sister and her daughter took home a combined 50-60 thousand just for that one commercial. Granted, it aired in movie theaters right before Infinity War (which I am sure increased the residuals payout), but wowzers, someone like Jennifer Garner with her TV, Film, business, and commercial appearances, talk about earning a great living.

I just did a Jennifer Garner Net Worth Google search, and the results say that she is probably worth about 80 million(!) today due to all the ventures she is engaged in (and some earnings from a divorce also helped her out financially). That explains why she seems pretty content with her life right now and is not frantically on the hunt for that role that will make her a household name again, because she kind-of already is a household name.

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Re: Family Switch (2023, D: McG) S: Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms

This is out today.
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Re: Family Switch (2023, D: McG) S: Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms

Originally Posted by Coral
Having both parents swap bodies with both kids = original idea.

My idea: a female firefighter tries to thwart terrorists who take hostages during a Thanksgiving Party at the Empire State building.

Someone in Hollywood hire me!
But the dog switches bodies with the baby
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Re: Family Switch (2023, D: McG) S: Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms

So, I just decided to sit down and watch some TV this afternoon, and I opened Netflix, and this was the top thing being promoted. Recognizable stars in an innocuous family comedy. Okay.

I'm 20 minutes in (the point where the switch happens) and I am wondering if this script was generated by Artificial Intelligence.

The movie just spells everything out for the audience. Exactly how the plot will play out, and what each person will have to overcome and learn. And it's done in the most obvious ways and with such stilted dialogue. Dialogue? It's more like characters making speeches at each other about what exactly their stakes and motivations are in the story.

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