6. Dating The Enemy (1996)

2.7 Tedious and unfunny
  • Acting 3
  • Directing 3.1
  • Story 2.1
  • User Ratings (0 Votes) 0

Starring: Guy Pearce, Claudia Karvan, Matt Day

Director: Megan Simpson Huberman

Running Time: 97 mins

Dating The Enemy is an Australian film about a boyfriend and girlfriend who swap bodies after they wish that their other half could see just how hard their life really was, after an argument at a party on a boat.

This film was recommended to me by a friend, who happens to be Australian, and it was really and truly tedious and terrible.

Although I think body swapping is quite a funny idea, the story revolving around how the two people dealt with their problems was overly clich├ęd, and there were probably only about two jokes in the entire film that were moderately funny.

When the two eventually return to their own bodies, they realise how much they don’t appreciate each other, so they make up, and then what feels like a 10 minute scene where the two are in bed together ensues, which just got tedious.

Overall, this gets a 2.7 because the initial premise of the story was good, however it just got more and more disappointing as it wore on…


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