Switching Channels
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The 1920s-era play +The Front Page was about a Chicago reporter who wants to retire and get married but is tricked by his editor into doing one last story -- which proves to be complicated. It was made into a classic film in 1931 and inspired the 1940 hit movie His Girl Friday, in which the reporter was changed into a woman. Billy Wilder also remade the original film in 1974. Switching Channels is a 1988 remake of His Girl Friday, with Kathleen Turner in the starring role, which has now morphed into that of a cable television network news anchor, Christy Colleran. She wants to marry a rich and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Reynolds is charming in an otherwise so-so reworking of His Girl Friday."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Very middling, but still mildly entertaining"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Obviously one of the weaker "Front Page" remakes, but still colorful and energetic enough to warrant some faint praise."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"A half-way decent updating of His Girl Friday. Half-way."
‑ Erik Childress, eFilmCritic.com
"Unofficial variant on The Front Page that occasionally works."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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