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Switch

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Director: Blake Edwards

Cast: Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, JoBeth Williams

 

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This gender-shift comedy starring Ellen Barkin has been given a respectable presentation for its release on DVD. Switch has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono; the dialogue is in English,

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This gender-shift comedy starring Ellen Barkin has been given a respectable presentation for its release on DVD. Switch has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono; the dialogue is in English, with optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish. Bonus materials include the film's original trailer and biographies of the leading cast and crew members.

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Ellen Barkin was born to play a foul-mouthed lady killer whom everyone hates. Or, at least, that's the impression one gets from Blake Edwards' Switch, in which Barkin uncannily captures the swaggering insensitivity of a handsome jerk, making for a succession of funny scenes that keeps the film moving. She looks like she puts on her makeup with a trowel and brushes her hair with a rake -- appropriate for a reincarnated man who never paid attention to women's needs, so he should have no hope of knowing how to act like one. Barkin is raw, crass, and funny. Edwards' last successful comedy bears his usual screwball trademarks, and it is typically unsentimental until a pat ending that lets the former Steve Brooks off the hook too easily, and in too contrived a manner. Until right at the end, he doesn't markedly improve his behavior, even though he is purportedly learning lessons while seeing through the eyes of his former prey. His treatment of Lorraine Bracco's lesbian character is especially harsh and unresolved, such that it goes beyond mere characterization and hints at a deeper meanness embedded into the film.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/21/2000
UPC:
0026359055027
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
R
Source:
Hbo Home Video
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Surround]
Time:
1:44:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Chapter selections; Cast and crew bios; Subtitles; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ellen Barkin Amanda Brooks
Jimmy Smits Walter Stone
JoBeth Williams Margo Brofman
Lorraine Bracco Sheila Faxton
Perry King Steve Brooks
Tony Roberts Arnold Friedkin
Lysette Anthony Liz
Bruce Payne Devil
Victoria Mahoney Felicia
Basil Hoffman Higgins
Catherine Keener Steve's Secretary
Kevin Kilner Dan Jones
David Gale Doctor
Téa Leoni Dream Girl
Jacquelyn Rene Moen Girl at City Grille
Michelle Reese Party Guest
Diana Chesney Mrs. Wetherspoon
James Harper Lieutenant Laster
Lauren Lloyd Actor
David Wohl Attorney Caldwell
John La Fayette Sgt. Phillips
Jim J. Bullock The Psychic
Joe Flood Mac the Guard
Emma Walton Fur Protestor
Lou Eppolito Al the Guard
Yvette Freeman Mae the Maid
Dennis Paladino Duke
Rick Aiello Wiseguy at Duke's
F. William Parker Barber
Ben Hartigan Minister
Robert Clotworthy Bailiff
Jessie Jones Arnold's Secretary
Savant Tanney Judge Harcrow
Virginia Morris Assistant District Attorney
Patricia Clipper Girl in Elevator
Robert Elias Photographer
Michelle Wong Photo Assistant
Marti Muller Woman Client
Mindy Lawson F&B Model
Kimberly Oja F&B Model
Teri Gold F&B Model
Lily Mariye Nurse
William Shockley Party Guest
Jennie Nauman Party Guest
Annette Quinn Party Guest
Dena Burton Party Guest
Alana Silvani Girl at City Grille
Karen Medak Saleswoman
Tracy Lambert Store Model
Taunie Vrenon Store Model
Michael Badalucco Hard Hat
Greg Barnett Thug at Duke's
Fred Lerner Thug at Duke's
Jay R. Goldenberg Sardi's Maitre d'
Jim Lovelett Jogger
Faith Minton Nancy the Bouncer
Rebecca Wood Gay Club Patron
Linda Dona Gay Club Patron
Helena Apothaker Gay Club Waitress
Molly Okuneff Little Girl
Elena Statheros Girl at Aiko's
Barbara Schillaci Mental Patient
Robert Towers Mental Patient
Tony Genaro Mental Patient
Ross Brittain Morning DJ
Linda Gary God
Richard Provost God

Technical Credits
Blake Edwards Director,Screenwriter
Tony Adams Producer
Dick Bush Cinematographer
Joe Dunne Stunts
John Franco Set Decoration/Design
Sandy Getzler Art Director
Gail Levin Casting
Alan Levine Production Manager
Lauren Lloyd Casting
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Rodger Maus Production Designer
Arnon Milchan Executive Producer
Ellen Mirojnick Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Pergament Editor
Trish Caroselli Rintels Associate Producer
Patrick Wachsberger Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Chapters
1. Opening Credits [:10]
2. A Real Surprise Party [1:58]
3. Another Chance [:03]
4. With One Condition! [5:23]
5. I'm Back! [1:30]
6. Did You Get A Good Look Buddy!? [1:38]
7. Hire Me [7:53]
8. Messages From Beyond [2:39]
9. I'm Not Who You Think I Am [3:37]
10. A Woman In The Office [5:34]
11. Sheila Faxton [6:35]
12. Not Just A Piece Of Meat! [5:14]
13. Cruel, Like A Man [3:15]
14. You Look Like The Devil! [4:51]
15. The Faxton Meeting [2:37]
16. A New Look [5:50]
17. Walter! Where Are Your Shorts?! [2:01]
18. Arrested, Tired, Put Away... [2:14]
19. A Beginning And An Ending [5:13]
20. End Credits [3:33]

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Switch 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
so a man who's a comlpete womanizer gets shot but instead of dying he wakes up one morning as a woman now he has to learn what its like living in a woman's world one of those good comedies about body switching funny if a man could be a woman now thats funny!