Overview of plot
• Our final idea is that we have a
thirteen year old boy who is having a
bad day and hates his life. We also
have a thirty year old man who is also
unhappy with the way his life is going.
Throughout the film there will be a
spilt screen showing the struggle
between the two different characters.
Both of the characters want to be
older and younger. Therefore on their
birthday they make the wish reverse/
fast forward their lives and the twist
will be that when they wake up; the
boy will wake up as a thirty year old
and the thirty year old will wake up as
a thirteen year old.
• The opening scene will be of the
thirteen year old boy being told of by
his parents for not cleaning his room
and sticking to his chores. The mum
leaves his room whilst the boy slams his
door shut. He then walks over to his
desk and begins to write his feeling on
a piece of paper, before screwing them
up and chucking them in the bin. (This
will also be our title sequence).
• The thirty year old man is on his way to
work, when some of his work
documents fall out of his briefcase. This
happens next to a field where there is a
group of teenagers playing football. He
catches a glimpse of them and carries
on watching. He begins to reminisce of
his past. He then kneels down to pick up
the papers when all of a sudden the ball
rolls past him. He picks up the ball and
goes to kick it back to the youngsters.
He unfortunately kicks it in the
complete wrong direction, showing that
he is getting older.
• Child asks his parents if he is allowed to
go to a house party on the
weekend, which they refuse. The child
then storms out of the house, slamming
the door behind him and whilst
walking, he passes the thirty year old
man. The are oblivious to who the other
one is but still greet one another with a
• It’s the day of the birthday! The child is
now turning thirteen; the first year of
being a teenager so believes that he
should now get more responsibility. It is
also the thirty year olds birthday too.
When it is time to blow out the
candles, they both wish for the
complete opposite things. The man
wants to be young again with the child
wanting to be more grown up with
• After a sudden blackout, they open
their eyes again and have completely
switched lives. They are both as
equally as confused as the other and
can’t understand what has happened.
Neither of them know what is going on
and how they are going to go back to
before and cope with their new lives.
• The thirty year old (now in the
teenagers body) is so confused, he
goes to run outside to see if anything
else has changed. On the way out he
trips over and cuts his knee, he begins
to cry and shout for his mother. The
older man is equally as confused and
runs out the room. He runs down the
road and even passes the young boy
on his way.
• The two males catch sight of each
other and begin to spark up
conversation . They discuss what has
happened to each other and realise
they are more similar than they
originally thought. They finally
acknowledge that they have pretty
much swapped lives.
• They discuss why they both wanted
to swap lives and how it isn’t all they
hoped it would be. They want to go
back to their original lives but want
things to change. They decide
amongst themselves to try and help
each other out before quickly
• The next morning, both characters
wake up ad realise they were in a
dream. They are both overly
relieved. Both are happy they are
back to their original self but want
certain things to change.