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Netflix viewers left disgusted by 'incestuous' kiss scene in new Christmas movie

Rhiannon Ingle

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Netflix viewers left disgusted by 'incestuous' kiss scene in new Christmas movie

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While I'm sure we're all beyond buzzing to cosy up to some Crimbo classics including Love Actually, The Holiday and, of course, Home Alone, this festive season - there's a new festive flick on the block and it's causing some waves.

The movie in question dropped on Netflix last week and received the title of No. 1 in Films Today yesterday (4 December) and currently remains in the 'Top 10' list.

However, it's clear not everyone is loving the film as some viewers have been left repulsed by the 'incestuous' kiss scene.

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Family Switch, directed by McG and based on the book Bedtime For Mommy by Amy Krouse-Rosenthal, follows the likes of Jess and Bill Walker (Jennifer Garner and Ed Helms) who are doing their best to keep their family connected as their children CC and Wyatt grow older, more independent, and more distant.

However, a chance encounter with an astrological reader causes the family to wake up to a full body switch on the morning of the most important day of each of their lives.

The plot follows a cosmic event which causes the parents to swap bodies with their teenage kids. Credit: Netflix
The plot follows a cosmic event which causes the parents to swap bodies with their teenage kids. Credit: Netflix
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"Can the Walkers unite to land a promotion, college interview, record deal and soccer tryout?" the official premise adds.

The controversial scene in question sees the two teenage siblings (Emma Myers and Brady Noon), stuck in their parents' bodies, forced to kiss in front of their mum's friends at a gathering.

When CC - who is in her mother’s body - enters the room to ask for a chat with Wyatt, who is in his father’s body, one of the friends tells them that 'couples need a minimum of 12 kisses a day just to sustain a relationship'.

Family Switch stars Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms, Emma Myers and Brady Noon. Credit: Netflix
Family Switch stars Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms, Emma Myers and Brady Noon. Credit: Netflix
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Another friend then pipes up: "Why don’t you guys give a kiss?"

Clearly uncomfortable by the whole ordeal, the brother and sister awkwardly stand there before CC whispers to her brother: "I think we have to kiss."

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Their parents' pals - who obviously haven't a clue about the freak body switch - then begin chanting the word 'kiss', prompting CC to tell Wyatt: "You have to do it. We don’t have a choice here. Just be a man. Do it fast."

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Fighting back their revulsion, the siblings then proceeded to kiss each other on the lips.

Two kids, in their parents’ bodies, are forced to kiss in front of their mum’s friends. Credit: Netflix
Two kids, in their parents’ bodies, are forced to kiss in front of their mum’s friends. Credit: Netflix

And the scene has since sparked outrage online, with many viewers rushing to social media to share their reactions.

One X user said: "The incest in Family Switch was NOT needed."

A second penned: "THE RANDOM INCEST IN FAMILY SWITCH CAUGHT ME SO OFF GUARD."

"I'm watching that new movie called Family Switch and oh my lord the sudden incest is something that was so unexpected and unnecessary..." wrote a third.

And a final viewer slammed: "Netflix’s movie Family Switch has implied incest. "How did that advance the plot? And why would you put this in a holiday movie marketed as family friendly?"

Family Switch is currently available to stream on Netflix.

Topics: TV And Film, Netflix, Christmas

Rhiannon Ingle
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