Jennifer Garner Trades High Heels for Comfy Sneakers at the Premiere of Body-Swap Comedy Movie Family Switch

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Nearly two decades after starring in 13 Going on 30, Jennifer Garner returns to the body-swap genre in Joseph Nichol’s latest holiday comedy movie, Family Switch.

Now streaming on Netflix, Family Switch is reminiscent of the 2003 fantasy comedy Freaky Friday, based on the 1972 novel of the same name by Mary Rodgers.

Rather than a mother and daughter exchanging bodies or a 13-year-old girl inhabiting the body of her 30-year-old self like in 13 Going on 30, every member of the Walker family switches bodies in Family Switch.

Emma Myers, Brady Noon, Jennifer Garner, and Ed Helms star in the latest holiday comedy movie, Family SwitchEmma Myers, Brady Noon, Jennifer Garner, and Ed Helms star in the latest holiday comedy movie, Family Switch (Credit: Netflix)

A Mysterious Transformation at Griffith Park

While visiting the Griffith Park Planetarium to witness a rare “quintuple planetary alignment,” a mysterious force strikes the family. The next day, each member of the family finds out that they are inside someone else’s body.

Architect mother Jess (Jennifer Garner) and her high school soccer star daughter CC (Emma Myers) are in each other’s bodies, while music teacher dad Bill (Ed Helms) and their teenage smartass son Wyatt (Brady Moon) have likewise exchanged bodies. Unexpectedly, their infant kid, Miles, and family dog, Pickles, switch bodies as well.

The Stellar Cast and Heartwarming Story of Family Switch

Family Switch is directed by Joseph “McG” Nichol and written by Victoria Strouse and Adam Sztykiel. It is based on the 2010 children’s book Bedtime for Mommy by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

Before its release on Netflix, the cast of Family Switch attended the Los Angeles premiere of their latest project at AMC The Grove 14 on Wednesday.

Ed Helms, Emma Myers, Brady Noon, and Jennifer Garner at the Los Angeles premiere of Family Switch held at the AMC The Grove 14 on November 29, 2023Ed Helms, Emma Myers, Brady Noon, and Jennifer Garner at the Los Angeles premiere of Family Switch held at the AMC The Grove 14 on November 29, 2023 (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)

Garner’s Stunning Red Dress and Fashion Choice

Kicking off the holiday season in style, Jennifer Garner, 54, wore a festive red dress that gave off a flirtatious vibe.

Ben Affleck’s ex-wife, frequently seen flaunting her arms in sleeveless dresses and gowns, once again displayed her incredibly toned physique in a sleeveless creation.

She chose an understated red wool A-line minidress by Oscar de la Renta, which retails for $2,690 at Mytheresa, Net-A-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Farfetch.

Cut from an Italian stretch virgin wool blend, this vibrant sleeveless number featured a flattering fitted bodice that beautifully flowed into a tiered ruffled asymmetrical mini skirt with a thigh-skimming tulip-shaped hem.

Jennifer Garner dons a flirty red dress featuring a sleeveless fitted bodice and a tiered asymmetrical mini-skirt with a ruffled tulip hemJennifer Garner dons a flirty red dress featuring a sleeveless fitted bodice and a tiered asymmetrical mini-skirt with a ruffled tulip hem (Credit: Dave Bedrosian / Future Image / Cover Images)

Jennifer Garner’s Elegant Footwear

The Alias star walked the red carpet showing her overlapping pinky toe yet again in a pair of strappy black open-toe sandals by Santoni that pay homage to the Italian luxury brand’s rich heritage.

It was made from hand-distressed leather with a wraparound strappy design and the label’s iconic double-buckle closure.

Striking the perfect balance between flirty and classy, Garner accessorized her look with minimal diamond jewelry, including a pair of chandelier earrings with ruby red gemstones, a tennis bracelet, and a ring.

The Miracles from Heaven actress opted for a low-key glamorous look, wearing her shoulder-length tresses in a wavy bob and accentuating her features with mascara, rosy blush, and matching lip gloss. She also painted her nails red to go with her outfit.

Jennifer Garner shows off her toes in strappy Santoni open-toe sandalsJennifer Garner shows off her toes in strappy Santoni open-toe sandals (Credit: Xavier Collin / Image Press Agency / Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

Playful Moment: Garner Trades Heels for Sneakers

Later, while playfully posing for cameras, Garner traded her heels for a more comfortable pair of white trainers.

Doing a few high kicks and crazy dances, The Last Thing He Told Me star opted for Brooks shoes with red laces, trims, and midsoles to match her dress.

Jennifer Garner trades her high heels for comfy white sneakers as she playfully poses for the cameras on the red carpetJennifer Garner trades her high heels for comfy white sneakers as she playfully poses for the cameras on the red carpet (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)

Garner’s Take on Real-Life Body-Swap Experience

When asked if she would want to undergo a real-life body-switch experience, Garner told People, “You know what? I think my kids work so hard, and they have so much pressure on them that I could never even have imagined as a teenager myself. I’ll stay right here in my old lady body, thank you very much.”

She added that if she could switch bodies with their children, she would “switch places with Ed’s kids.”

“I want to be that little one who has a crazy look in her eyes running around in a diaper. Break out the paint and the glitter and go ham on the house.”

Jennifer Garner looks radiant with rosy blush, glossy lips, and a side-swept wavy bobJennifer Garner looks radiant with rosy blush, glossy lips, and a side-swept wavy bob (Credit: Xavier Collin / Image Press Agency / Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

Emma Myers’ Stunning Green Gown

Wednesday break-out star Emma Myers joined her on-screen mom on the red carpet. She contrasted Garner’s look with a timeless green silk charmeuse gown from Rodarte’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection.

The striking creation featured a classic silhouette with a plunging neckline and a softly pleated floor-length skirt.

The black velvet bow accents on the shoulders and the black Chantilly lace decorating the bust area added a hint of dark glamour to the look.

Emma Myers arrives at the Family Switch premiere in a green satin Rodarte gown with black laces and velvet ribbonsEmma Myers arrives at the Family Switch premiere in a green satin Rodarte gown with black laces and velvet ribbons (Credit: Xavier Collin / Image Press Agency / Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

Styled by Amanda Lim, Emma enhanced her exquisite gown with black lace fingerless gloves, black heels, and a glittery black purse.

Her Cartier diamond jewelry, which included a cocktail ring, diamond earrings, and a diamond ring, added extra shine to her ensemble.

When it came to her glam, Emma worked with Bobby Eliot to create her girly half-up, half-down hairstyle secured with a black velvet bow.

She then wore mascara and gave her look a pop of color with berry-colored lipstick, care of makeup artist Dana Delaney.

Emma Myers looks girly with her half-up ponytail, velvet bow, and berry lip colorEmma Myers looks girly with her half-up ponytail, velvet bow, and berry lip color (Credit: Xavier Collin / Image Press Agency / Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

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