DIRECTOR: Carl Reiner
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This is neither Steve Martin nor Lily Tomlinson’s best work, but as classic 1980’s comedy goes, it’s not bad. Steve Martin is a lawyer on the edge, when he is sent to see dying heiress, Tomlinson, who has a plan to have her consciousness transferred to a willing participant, Victoria Tennant, in order to live on beyond her death. He finds this to be preposterous and believes her to be insane.
But as she dies, her mind is inadvertently transferred into his body, leading to the expected farcical comedic moments. The comedy is okay, though at times, raunchy, as these to opposite personalities share the same body. Martin’s physical comedy style is ideal for this sort of thing and the pair, though Tomlinson is mainly a voice-over, have some chemistry.
This isn’t a film which has aged well, but if you like this kind of classic 80’s comedy, then this isn’t bad. It’s not stupid as it sounds, has enough heart for you get behind its characters and their motivations, whilst giving us a few laughs along the way.