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Dating the Enemy (1996)

A couple wake up one morning to find they have now switched bodies.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Pearce ... Brett
Claudia Karvan ... Tash
Matt Day ... Rob
Lisa Hensley Lisa Hensley ... Laetitia
Pippa Grandison ... Colette
John Howard ... Davis
Scott Lowe Scott Lowe ... Harrison
Christopher Morsley Christopher Morsley ... Paul
Heidi Lapaine Heidi Lapaine ... Christina
Christine Anu Christine Anu ... The Singer
Arthur Dignam Arthur Dignam ... Dr. Kamins
Morna Seres Morna Seres ... Helen McMahon
William Usic William Usic ... Marx
Vanessa Stuart Vanessa Stuart ... Production Assistant
Anja Coleby ... Karen Zader
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Storyline

One messy science journalist (Tash) and a neat television host (Brett). Two very different people whose relationship is nose diving to get the opportunity to experience life in their partners shoes when they wake up one morning in each others bodies. Valuable lessons are learned by each as they both have to adjust to very different lives. Written by Rob <robert@bb.com.au>

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Opposites attract, but is the grass always greener on the other side? See more »


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1996 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Az ellenség bőrében See more »

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During the party on the ferry, when Guy Pearce is busted by Claudia Karvan telling the model that he has had a job offer from New York, the boat is clearly not moving. However, in both the scenes before and after it was. See more »

Quotes

Brett: [as Tash, walks into the living room, sees Brett 'examining herself' on the couch, and is shocked] What are you doing?
Tash: [as Brett] Just trying to get the hang of it all.
Brett: [as Tash] Stop perving on my body!
Tash: [as Brett] I have seen it all Tash,
[looks down at herself]
Tash: just uh, not exactly from this angle.
Brett: [as Tash] Well not anymore. From now on, we're strangers, and I'd like you to treat my body as such.
Tash: [as Brett] Hey, fine by me.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Only You
Written by Buck Ram
Performed by The Platters
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Textbook comedy
13 December 1998 | by mug88See all my reviews

In this punchy ideal valentines day movie, "Dating The Enemy" is funny and charming. Set in Sydney, this picture unmasks the conflicts between a couple with nothing in common. Brett is the host of a hip music show. He is about to have an oppotunity to work in New York, but his romance with his girlfriend, Tash is under deep scrutiny. Tash is a scientific writer for the Australian. After a serious argument on the first anniversary of their relationship, Tash wishes they could swap bodies so that she could show how creepy he has become in the past year. Overnight, her wish comes true. The changes are absolutely hysterical as the couple discovers what being the other sex is really like. Claudia Karvan (Never Tell Me Never, The Heartbreak Kid) is brillant as Tash. Her performance of the innocent and nervous science journalist is excellent and fun to watch. Karvan's interpretation of Brett should be highly commented. Guy Pearce's performance of Brett is also dazzling. He would be fit for a woman if he acts like that in real life! Lisa Hensley is bright as Tash's best friend Laetitia; and Matt Day is great as Tob, the secret admirer of Tash. The Aussies have achieved great chemistry among the characters. The writer/Director- Megan Simpson Huberman has written a glorious screenplay suitable for an Australian audience. Her direction is also stunning. It is overall an enjoyable picture to leave you in stitches. (Well, I have watched it like 20 times!!!)


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