Netflix subscribers have been left disgusted by a ‘bloody’ kiss scene in the new film Family Switch.
The Christmas body-swapping movie, starring Jennifer Garner and Ed Helms, hit the streaming service on Friday (December 1) and is currently its most-watched title.
In the film, directed by McG, a rare planetary alignment causes four family members to switch bodies, with a married couple becoming their two children.
The comedy follows family members as they deal with their new situations as they try to find a way to get back together.
One scene, however, is causing outrage among Netflix users. He sees the two children, in their parents’ bodies, being forced to kiss at a gathering in front of their mom’s friends.
When the daughter, in her mother’s body, enters the room to ask for a chat with her brother, in his father’s body, one of their mother’s friends tells them “that couples need at least 12 kisses a day to maintain a relationship.” .
Noticing that there’s no chemistry between the pair, another friend yells, “Why don’t you two kiss?”
The brother and sister then stand awkwardly in front of their parents’ friends, with the grieving sister in her mother’s body, whispering to her brother, “I think we should kiss.”
Their parents’ friends, unaware of the body switch, began shouting the word “kiss,” with the sister saying, “You have to do it. We have no choice here. Just be a man. Do it quickly.”
The pair, fighting back their disgust, continue to kiss on the lips.
Journalist Courtney Howard wrote on X/Twitter:Family Switch marks a real low point for body-swapping comedies, as it steals from all the others before it without compunction. But you can thank your lucky stars that they don’t go for the lowest-hanging fruit: incest jokes. Just kidding. These are there. I had you.”
“I’m watching the new movie called Family Switch and oh my lord the sudden incest is something that was so unexpected and unnecessary…” another viewer wrote.
An additional person who watched the film said: “The accidental incest Family Switch it caught me so off guard,” with another complaining: “The Netflix movie Family Switch has implied incest. How did this advance the plot? And why put that in a holiday movie advertised as family-friendly?
Family Switch is now available to stream on Netflix.
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