Vice Versa (1988)

5.91 h 38 min1988PG
Marshall Seymour (Judge Reinhold) is an executive vice president for one of Chicago's most prestigious department stores and has little time for his 11-year-old son, Charlie (Fred Savage). But when the two find themselves under the influence of an ill-gotten mystical skull, they become much closer due to the fact that their minds have switched bodies!
Brian Gilbert
Judge ReinholdFred SavageCorinne Bohrer
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Swoosie KurtzJane KaczmarekDavid ProvalWilliam Prince
Sony Pictures Television
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.6 out of 5 stars

623 global ratings

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  2. 14% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
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MattowarriorReviewed in the United States on April 4, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great Film, Amazing Acting!
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Great film with some great acting by both it's stars. For one thing, Fred Savage does an eerily convicing job at playing an "adult" trapped in a kid's body. Judge Reinhold doesn't fare quite as well, but still the awesome scene at the metal concert (Malice) is worth the price of admission alone (and is the best acted scene overall with him). What the two actors do have is amazing chemistry. It may not be as good as the film "Big", but I almost think that seeing Fred Savage acting like a mature adult is full of hilarity. A recommended flick.
Yiannis PReviewed in the United States on August 13, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
Ill-Conceived and Cruelly Executed
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The basic premise of a father switching bodies with his son offered the potential for an inexhaustible array of funny happenings. This did not happen in this movie. The script was lame, the scenes contrived. Choosing a baby-faced actor as a father reduced the absurdity gap and therefore the possible laughs. The introduction of the museum expert with the fake accent was unnecessary. Father and son could have reversed the magic on their own, after a couple of attempts with hilarious results. The big hunk of time taken in scenes involving the girlfriend added little to the comedic aspects of the situation. In all, this movie failed to make me laugh. It deserves no more than 2 1/2 stars.
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ChrisReviewed in the United States on December 11, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Blu-ray Transfer is Surprisingly Good
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Vice Versa has always been a favorite of Mines so when I saw the Blu-ray being sold for under $10 I didn't hesitate to buy it even tho I really wasn't expecting to good of a transfer(But I still wanted to own this movie on Blu-ray) I gotta say was I wrong! Mill Creek Entertainment did a fantastic job with the transfer👏🏾👏🏾 there is literally not a single speck or grain and the colors are really vibrant and pop. This is literally the BEST $9 I've spent for a Blu-ray I'm so pleased with this Mill Creek Entertainment Blu-ray Purchase
SunshineReviewed in the United States on May 7, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
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Just as good now as it was when it came out. Just one of those movies where you don't have to think about anything. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
Retired Soldier/Sailor.Reviewed in the United States on October 20, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Like "DIE HARD", an unusual Christmas-season flick.
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This a GREAT body-switching comedy! Not a "BIG" one, but a great one, none-the-less.
Judge Reinhold; Fred Savage; and Swoozie Kurtz are among the cast of familiar faces.
An '80s movie made back in the day when you didn't need to pee*, or puke on someone to get a laugh.

*=Oh yeah! Fred Savage did just THAT in "The Boy That Could Fly".
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Movie MonsterReviewed in the United States on October 7, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
The best body switching comedy
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The best body switching comedy! Funny, sweet and touching. Judge Reinhold ,Fred Savage and Swoozie Kurtz are hilarious! A fun 80's movie, that takes place during the Christmas holidays. A comedy made back in the day when you didn't need gross bodily fluid jokes to get a laugh.
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JeffreyReviewed in the United States on September 30, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Fun movie. I was laughing out loud several times. Not the greatest blu-ray transfer, but still looks good. No extras, not even a trailer. But for the current price (8.99) still a value.
MichaelReviewed in the United States on December 19, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this movie
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A classic 80's movie. Not the original parent-kid body switch movie, but my favorite. It has a good storyline, Judge Reinhold excellently plays a kid suddenly large and in charge, and a young Fred Savage who plays a perfect adult trapped in a kid's body. I never tire of this movie.
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