Movies that prove you never know who's who
By Brett Buckalew, Special to Metromix
It’s always sound advice to be yourself…except in the movies, where there can be definite benefits to assuming someone else's identity.
Take the soldier hero (Jake Gyllenhaal) of the new sci-fi thriller “Source Code.” In order to fend off a terrorist threat, he uses newly developed technology to travel back in time in the body of a bombing victim.
As the following examples show, past cinematic “body snatchers” like Gyllenhaal have a variety of good reasons to hop into someone else’s skin, whether it's reconnecting with a loved one or learning a valuable life lesson.
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