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New Netflix film has fans divided despite famous cast

New Netflix film has fans divided despite famous cast

The new Netflix comedy is directed by McG.

A new Netflix film has yet again divided the crowd as familiar on-screen faces still hasn't stopped people from calling it a 'bad movie' or 'one of the funniest movies of the year'.

Like with art, food, music or sport, movies are nowadays as subjective as ever.

And the latest Christmas flick to fall into that category is Family Switch. Take a look at the trailer below:

The new Netflix comedy follows Jess (Jennifer Garner) and Bill Walker (Ed Helms) who are doing their best to keep the family connected as their two teenage children grow older.

After meeting an astrological reader, the whole Walker family wake up to a full body switch - on the morning of the most important day of each of their lives.

Reminiscent of Garner's 13 Going on 30 and Freaky Friday, the movie plot is nothing new, and the writers made sure to poke fun at that in the film.

Although Family Switch was one of the highest trending films on US Netflix, some viewers aren't loving it.

A new Netflix film has yet again divided the crowd.
Netflix

"Watching this Family Switch movie and it’s like if a bot watched every bad movie and wrote a script," one viewer tweeted.

"Bro these new Christmas movies on Netflix are terrible. My mom and I started to watch Family Switch and we immediately turned it off cuz it was so bad," a second added.

"The Family Switch this should have been a layup but oh my gosh I hated it so much," wrote a third.

"You have family switching places and the best they can come up with is fart jokes and incestual kissing humor. So bad it gives hope for writers everywhere. They can do better than this."

However, some absolutely loved it.

After meeting an astrological reader, the whole Walker family wake up to a full body switch, on the morning of the most important day of each of their lives.
Netflix

"Family Switch was cheesy, funny and heartwarming. I loved the chemistry of the cast. And, it was so good to see Jennifer Garner in a film that has references of 13 Going On 30. Loved that one, too," one fan wrote.

"Family Switch on Netflix turned out to be one of the funniest movies of the year! The most Los Angeles film in recent memory.

"Not since Bowfinger have I seen such use of Griffith Observatory. Loved that! Unreal cast. A lot of cameos. Very similar to Freaky Friday and Vice Versa," another added.

"Family Switch is the perfect movie for this season. Reminded me why I loved 13 going on 30 and Freaky Friday so much," someone else said.

The new Netflix comedy follows Jess and Bill Walker, who are doing their best to keep their family connected as their two children grow older.
Netflix

As well as Garner and Helms, the McG led film also stars Emma Myers and Brady Noon.

The film itself was based on the book 'Bedtime For Mommy' by Amy Krouse-Rosenthal.

“I thought to myself, there are excellent films in this space and there are films that aren't quite as good, but I enjoy them all,” director McG told Tudum.

“At the end of the day, it's really about empathy. You really have to map out what the arc of the son is, what the arc of the daughter is, what Mom is going through, what Dad is going through.

“So that was fun and confusing and kept us all on our toes.”

Family Switch is available to watch on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Celebrity, Netflix, TV and Film, Christmas