Everything we know about ‘Family Switch’ starring Ed Helms & Jennifer Garner
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Everything we know about ‘Family Switch’ starring Ed Helms & Jennifer Garner

If you are a fan of body-switch comedies, then Netflix is bringing something this November that might be right up your alley.

The Netflix comedy film Family Switch is directed by McG (Charlie’s Angels, The Babysitter) and written by Adam Sztykiel and Victoria Strouse. The film promises to deliver a body-swap comedy that takes an unexpected twist as it involves not just family members but even a baby and a dog. This plot is similar to our favourite comedies from the 1990s and noughties.

Starring Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms, and a talented ensemble cast, Family Switch promises a Freaky Friday-style comedy from McG, who executive produced iconic TV shows like The OC, Supernatural, and Chuck.

Before you decide to give this a watch, read on to know what Family Switch is all about, its star-studded cast, the release date, and whether there’s a trailer to satisfy your curiosity.

What is Family Switch about?

Family Switch follows the Walker family as they experience a Freaky Friday-style body swap. Their predicament unfolds when they make an ill-fated visit to an astrologer during a unique planetary alignment. Suddenly, father and son, mother and daughter, and even the family’s baby and their loyal dog swap bodies, leading to a day filled with absolute mayhem.

In their new, unfamiliar roles, they must navigate the challenges and responsibilities of each other’s lives. This extraordinary situation prompts the Walkers to truly understand and relate to one another as they attempt to return to their bodies. On a day packed with college interviews, soccer tryouts, and life-altering events, this swap makes their lives even more complicated and chaotic.

Who is in the cast of Family Switch?

The cast of Family Switch is a chockfull of comedic talent. Jennifer Garner takes on the role of Jess Walker, the matriarch of the Walker family, who wakes up one day finding herself in her daughter CC’s body. Ed Helms plays Bill Walker, a high school music teacher, father to CC and Wyatt, and husband to Jess. He finds himself in the unexpected situation of swapping bodies with his son.

Emma Myers portrays CC Walker, the Walkers’ daughter and a rising soccer star. Her strained relationship with her mother comes to a head when they switch bodies, ultimately leading to newfound understanding. Brady Noon takes on the role of Wyatt Walker, a tech-savvy and brilliant youngster who must navigate the challenges of school bullies and crushes in his father’s body.

The talented Rita Moreno joins the cast as Angelica, the mysterious figure who facilitates the body-swap shenanigans. Moreno’s illustrious career includes an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony), making her an iconic addition to the ensemble.

When is Family Switch releasing on Netflix?

Family Switch is set to be released on Netflix on November 30th, 2023. 

Is there a trailer for Family Switch?

If you’re eager to get a sneak peek into the world of Family Switch, you’re in luck. The film’s trailer is already available, and you can catch it here: