Guitar-playing attorney-at-law Roger Cobb (Steve Martin) thinks that he's hearing things after getting too close to a bizarre body transference conducted on behalf of his client, ailing heiress Edwina Cutwater (Lily Tomlin). Instead of taking over the physical form of her stable girl, Terry Hoskins (Victoria Tennant), Edwina ends up inhabiting one half of Roger's body - an arrangement which both of them find too close for comfort!
A classic Steve Martin movie! With his trademark crazy humor, insight, and good heart, this movie combines issues of finding one's path, being true to one's heart, not becoming lost in illusions of appearances, and the magical workings and unfoldings of karma and interdependency! And it's very, very funny! If you enjoy Steve Martin'e early style, this is a great movie which you'll almost surely enjoy!
The actor's acting is in place. The plot was dramatic and thrilling. This film is very nice. On rainy days, I shut myself up and watch it by myself. The ending was unexpected. The special effects of the film are really good.
The film is superb, mad, ridiculous and played to perfection by its stellar cast and was a perfect vehicle for Steve Martin who rose to the task in a way he has rarely ever done since. One day I hope this will get a proper release with interviews and commentaries and not in television format, because it deserves to have a good release. There are so many rubbish films out there which get the full works, why not this one which I feel was a highlight of the 80s? Even Roxanne, my other favourite film of his, was pretty minimal but treated better.
If you like zany comedy, this is for you!Steve Martin&Lily Tomlin are a well matched funny duo. Lily Tomlin is a very wealthy woman who intends to have her Soul transferred into a young healthy woman after her death, assisted by a very odd-ball guru & Steve Martin is her lawyer.Things inevitably go wrong, & Martin is the recipient leading to very hilarious scenes where he is half a man & half a woman.You have to see it to appreciate how over-looked this movie has been..