Thursday Movie Picks: Body Switch

This week's theme from Wandering Through the Shelves is about switching bodies and of course I already used Freaky Friday this year. Your girl struggled this week. This was hard for me. I know I'm stretching this a bit but here's what I came up with. 

1) In Your Eyes

I really like this indie gem. It's about two people on opposite sides of the U.S who all of a sudden have a telekinetic connection and can see through each other's eyes. That counts as a body switch...right? 

2) Get Out

One of my favorites from last year. When Chris finds out exactly what Rose's father wants to do - put someone else's brain in his body, he takes Get Out into full horror movie mode. 

3) In Her Skin

Now this is a total cheat, but Caroline literally wants to be Rachel. If she could body swap, she would. This movie was based on a true story in Australia that I wasn't familiar with beforehand but it has one of the most horrifyingly realistic murder scenes I've ever watched. 

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  1. I've heard of the last two but haven't seen any of these. I'll probably get around to the first two eventually but thanks for the heads up about the last and the murder scene. If it's that realistic that doesn't sound like entertainment to me so I'll skip it.

    I went the more traditional body switching route with mine.

    Turnabout (1940)-Well-to-do Tim Willows (John Hubbard) is the main operator of his advertising company Manning, Willows, and Claire. His wife Sally (Carole Landis) stays at home and oversees their social life. When together they bicker constantly that the other has it much easier than they do. One day in the heat of an argument they wish they could switch places with each other in the presence of Mr. Ram, an Indian idol they have received as a gift. When they wake up the next morning they have indeed switched places and bodies with each other. Chaos ensues. Sprightly comedy with good performances and a twist ending.

    Goodbye Charlie (1964)-Hollywood screenwriter and womanizing reprobate Charlie Sorrel is shot by film producer Sir Leopold Sartori (Walter Matthau) when he catches him with his wife on Sartori’s yacht and falls into the drink. Shortly afterwards Bruce Minton III (Pat Boone) comes to the aid of a dazed woman (Debbie Reynolds-at the height of her blonde beauty) wandering on a beach. She doesn't remember much other than directions to Charlie's residence. The next morning, it all comes back to her: she is Charlie…but in female form. Needing help she convinces her only friend, George Tracy (Tony Curtis), of her identity. Having changed sex, but not his ways the new Charlie now going by Virginia decides to take advantage of the situation, with Tracy's reluctant help. Directed by Vincente Minnelli with a super cast including a young Ellen Burstyn when she was still billed as Ellen McRae. Remade in the 90’s as Switch with Ellen Barkin and Jimmy Smits.

    Vice Versa (1988)-While on a buying trip in Thailand for his department store Marshall Seymour (Judge Reinhold) has a cursed Buddhist skull slipped into his shipment by a pair of thieves (Swoosie Kurtz & David Proval). When he returns to the States he finds that he has to take care of his estranged son Charlie (Fred Savage) when his divorced wife goes away for a few days. One morning in the middle of an argument Marshall finds the skull and while both he and Charlie are holding it they wish they had the other’s life and voilĂ  they get there wish. As both first luxuriate and then begin to understand the frustrations the other puts up with the thieves are in hot pursuit trying to get the artifact back. Frantic farce makes good use of Reinhold’s gift for physical comedy.

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    1. I saw Steven picked Vise Versa too but I haven't heard of it until today. This week was hard.

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  2. That In her Skin movie seems good, Miranda Otto and Guy Pearce!

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    1. It is. It's been a while since I've seen it but I enjoyed it.

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  3. I haven't seen any of these and so want to see Get Out. i don't know the first one at all but I might be interested in the last...depends on that murder scene..not too keen if it is too much in realism. I find, that as I get older, I don't care to see all the grisliness. My mom used to say this and i didn't quite understand except that she did see dead bodies everywhere when she was a teen (the bombings of Hamburg and Dresden). I really think it does have to do with age in this case. Boy, I got philosophical.

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    1. It's really the way the camera just doesn't leave. It's not bloody graphic but it just feels very realistic.

      I appreciate philosophical here!

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  4. Get Out is the only I've seen and I liked it.

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  5. Get Out is a damn good choice. It's the only film in that list that I've seen so far. I like your picks.

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  6. I was real, real close to picking Get Out, myself. Great movie. Haven't seen the other two, but In Her Skin sounds like a must-see.

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    1. I enjoy both. I'd love to hear your reviews ify ou watch either of them.

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  7. Nice picks! I haven't seen the other two, but hell yeah to Get Out. :)

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  8. I love In Your Eyes but I would have never guessed to put this one in this list. Get Out works wonderfully though! :)

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    1. I think you're the only other person I know who has seen that movie. lol

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  9. I LOVE In Your Eyes - sucha beautiful film, love it to pieces, in fact I think I'll go watch it right now.

    Also only recently saw Get Out, so damn creepy. I had to leave the room at one point I was so freaked out.

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