Polar Opposites

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  • PG-13
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 3.1  (587)

Polar Opposites is a heartwarming family movie from 2008 that follows the story of two babies, who were accidentally switched at birth. The movie is directed by Fred Olen Ray, and has an ensemble cast featuring Charles Shaughnessy, Tracy Nelson, and Ken Barnett. The story begins with two couples, Susan (Tracy Nelson) and Bill (Charles Shaughnessy), and Julie (Leigh Ann Orsi) and Peter (Ken Barnett), giving birth to their babies on the same day. Due to a mix-up at the hospital, their babies are switched at birth, and they only find out about the mistake when the babies are already grown-up.

Susan and Bill are high-end, well-educated parents who raise their daughter, Emma (Megan Hauserman), to be a successful and driven young woman. Meanwhile, Julie and Peter are free-spirited, laid-back parents who raise their daughter, Samantha (Jenny Shakeshaft), to be an adventurous and fun-loving young woman.

When the two girls turn 18, they receive DNA testing kits from their respective families as a birthday gift. Upon receiving the test results, it is revealed that they are not biologically related to the parents who raised them. Shocked and confused, Emma and Samantha decide to investigate and try to find out their true biological parents.

In the beginning, the families are hesitant about meeting each other and have their own prejudices about the other family's lifestyle. However, when they finally meet, they find out that they have more in common than they thought, and they begin to bond over their shared experiences of raising each other's daughters.

As they get to know each other better, the families begin to realize that their upbringing has had a profound impact on their daughters' personalities. Emma and Samantha have grown up to be polar opposites of each other, owing to their different upbringing. Emma is organized, calculated, and career-driven, while Samantha is carefree, adventurous, and fun-loving.

However, despite their polar differences, they begin to form a bond, and they learn valuable life lessons from each other. Emma learns to let loose and have fun, and Samantha learns the importance of hard work and discipline.

Throughout the movie, the families navigate the challenges of their newfound relationship, as they grapple with issues of identity, loyalty, and love. As they come to terms with the switch, they must make the hard decision of whether or not to switch the girls back.

Polar Opposites is an emotionally engaging movie that captures the essence of family and love. The movie strikes a chord with its themes of identity, loyalty, and love, and the cast delivers some excellent performances. Charles Shaughnessy and Tracy Nelson are delightful as the high-end, high-strung parents, while Ken Barnett and Leigh Ann Orsi bring a sense of fun and adventure to the story. Jenny Shakeshaft and Megan Hauserman also deliver good performances as the daughters.

Overall, Polar Opposites is a must-watch movie for lovers of family dramas. Its relatable themes and well-written characters make for a compelling watch that is sure to tug at your heartstrings.

Polar Opposites is a 2008 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.1.

Polar Opposites
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    1 hr 25 min
  • IMDB Rating
    3.1  (587)