Julie Fair is one of the brightest girls in high school but is too plain to be noticed by any guys. Her mother is an attractive woman but isn't smart enough to run her husband's import business since he vanished a year ago on an expedition. Mother and daughter are as different as two people can be, so you can imagine the impact when a strange African artifact causes them to switch bodies! They decide to keep their secret to themselves while trying to figure out how to get things back to normal, but it's not that easy. "Mother" is being blackmailed by a man into annulling her marriage to marry him while "daughter" has to tutor the cutest boy at school and convince a committee to grant her a college scholarship. It looks like only a special tribal ceremony in the Fair home will save the day.