Watch: Switch 1991 123movies, Full Movie Online – Steve Brooks is a sexist and the prototype macho. Unfortunately one day he is killed by one of his girlfriends. In heaven, though, there is no place for men like him and he is sent back to earth in the body of a woman so that he can see how women are treated by men like the one he once was..
Plot: Steve Brooks, a sexist womanizer, is killed by a group of his angry former lovers. In heaven, he makes a bargain with God for redemption and agrees to return to Earth. Once there, he must have a sincere relationship with a female and make her fall in love with him. If not, Steve’s soul will become the property of the devil. But the devil hedges his bet, and Steve is reincarnated as a woman named Amanda Brooks.
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Switch is just one of those movies you just have to love.Touching on offensive subject matter and being socially inappropriate by today’s censored standards it tells the story of a womanizer named Steve who is murdered by 3 of his ex lovers for being a male chauvinistic pig. He crosses over into a sort of limbo and being thats he’s been so bad to the opposite sex is sent back to earth to find one female who truly loves him. He than can move on to heaven but if he can’t will go straight to hell. The woman he becomes is played by a young Ellen Barkin in her sexual prime and comic glory.Creative laughs ensue as he deals with homosexuality, struggles of sexism in the workplace and world, repercussions of his past actions from women and advances from all kinds of men including his best friend played charmingly by the than hunky Jimmy Smits. The movie is smart funny and wholly original in its exploration of its premise and even raunchy and envelop pushing by todays standards. Although not a perfect film there are some pacing issues and questionable directorial approaches on how he approaches the material times. Switch is still a great movie as timely as ever showing us just how little we’ve progressed in the age old war between the sexes not to say their hasn’t been a lot of progress but we still have a ways to go.
Walk the walk
Actually, this is what I would call a wise comedy. It is funny and Ms. Barkin is terrific in the part but it does speak to the modern woman’s life in a way I found true and meaningful. I work and live very much like a man in a professional sense with all the toughness that requires but I am a woman and a mom. I saw in Barkin her personal knowledge of being a tough, straight woman surprised by the feelings that come with pregnancy and childbirth. For some of us it truly is the introduction to a love like no other. As to the end, there is an old Greek legend of the wisest of men who is given the opportunity to experience life and sex as a woman in order to decide whether it is more pleasurable to be a woman or a man. He opts for woman. Ellen Barkin’s character and perhaps something of the actress herself based on the performance, knows that is too difficult a question to answer quickly and ponders it far longer with the end left open. In many times and places the answer would be easy because women have awful lives in many cultures but in the here and now, Amanda speaks for me and to me and I thank Ms. Barkin for communicating so well.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Genre Comedy, Fantasy
Director Blake Edwards
Writer Blake Edwards
Actors Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, JoBeth Williams
Country United States
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby (RCA Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm