- Categories:Gender, Movie, Female To Male, Male To Female, Body Swap, German,
- Run time: 90min
- aka "Hilfe, ich bin ein Junge!"
- aka Verzauberte Emma Germany,
- Cast: Emma Sarah Hannemann, Mickey Nick Seidensticker
There are two eleven year olds, a boy and a girl. The boy is lazy
and mischievous, and the girl is industrious, and she is in strict
training for a competitive swimming championship.
The boy finds an old overcoat that actually belongs to a magician;
when the boy takes it, he finds a book of magic spells in the
pocket, and he tries one of the spells. At this point he changes
bodies with the girl, Emma. They are both fairly horrified, and as
it happens during the night they find out when they go to pee first
thing in the morning. In the picture, Emma is in the boy's body.
I'm not sure where the nightdress came from, as they switched
bodies while they were asleep.
The rest of the film follows their efforts to get back into the
right bodies, eventually with the help of the magician. In this
picture, the boy has just awoken and is dismayed to find that he
has got long red hair.
There are some surreal elements even for a children's magical plot;
the magician gets advice from a pet tortoise, which he conveys in
his car strapped down with a sort of leather harness thing. I
suppose tortoises aren't very good at hanging on when they go round
The lucky charm actually gets destroyed, and the only way out (the
magician now reveals) is for some gold that has been obtained
honestly to be used as a charm. Well, that's a tricky one, but hey,
the swimming championship is today, and the first prize is a gold
medal! So the boy, in Emma's body, enters for it, and guess what:
he wins! Amazing, eh?
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originally posted by C Jones on 2002-08-11, 7 edits, entryid=4224