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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Tom Hanks
Elizabeth Perkins
Robert Loggia
John Heard
Jared Rushton
Directors
Penny Marshall
Screenwriters
Gary Ross
Anne Spielberg
Running Time
104 minutes

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Warmhearted bodyswap comedy starring Tom Hanks.


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Plot
Having made a rash wish at a fairground booth, 12 year-old Josh awakens in an adult body, but still very much the child within. Unable to explain the transformation, he escapes to the big city to find employment at a toy company and the romantic attentions of a woman far too old for him, at least on the inside.


Verdict
As a crowd-pleasing comedy it works. But it really could have been so much more.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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