On November 16 2010, Anchor Bay Entertainment released Opposite Day, a movie that gives kids the chance to rule the world.
As children we don’t understand the responsibility and rules of being an adult, and as adults we forget about the importance of playtime and fun. So what would happen if everyone switched places for a day. Okay, in real life, I could just imagine what would happen, but this movie offers a carefree look at what might be.
In the movie, a brother and sister leave town with their grandparents on a camping trip. Upset that their parents (played by Pauly Shore and Ariel Winter) can’t join them due to commitments, they secretly wish that kids could really rule the world.
At the same time, a scientific mistake is made in their town and children and their parents in a small town switch places. Unaffected by the switch, the siblings (Sammy and Carla) return to town and find adults playing and children working.
Also unaffected by the switch is a fellow schoolmate, Chaz, who feels ignored by his father (who happens to be the scientist behind this big switch). Chaz decides that the switch is a good thing and sets off to make it a ‘world’ reality.
Meanwhile, Sammy begins to enjoy being in charge and has fun playing with the immature version of his parents – at first. After realizing the important role that parents, as adults, play in the lives of children and that its not as easy as it looks, Sammy and Carla try to find out how to fix the problem.
Sammy discovers what mistake was made and that Chaz is now behind an effort to expand this switch to the world, they set off to make everything right.
This is a great movie to watch as a family and is a fun example of hw the grass is not always greener on the other side.
* I received this DVD for free to complete my review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine only and are in no way influenced by any outside factors.