The Change-Up

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  112 min.
Release Date: August 5, 2011
DVD: November 8, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 3.24
based on 470 votes and 139 reviews
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Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin

Synopsis

Growing up together, Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) and Dave (Jason Bateman) were inseparable best friends, but as the years have passed they've slowly drifted apart. While Dave is an overworked lawyer, husband and father of three, Mitch has remained a single, quasi-employed man-child who has never met a responsibility he liked. To Mitch, Dave has it all: beautiful wife Jamie (Leslie Mann), kids who adore him and a high-paying job at a prestigious law firm. To Dave, living Mitch's stress free life without obligation or consequence would be a dream come true.

Following a drunken night out together, Mitch and Dave's worlds are turned upside down when they wake up in each other's bodies and proceed to freak the &*#@ out.

Despite the freedom from their normal routines and habits, the guys soon discover that each other's lives are nowhere near as rosy as they once seemed. Further complicating matters are Dave's sexy legal associate, Sabrina (Olivia Wilde), and Mitch's estranged father (Alan Arkin). With time not on their side, Mitch and Dave comically struggle to avoid completely destroying each other's lives before they can find a way to get their old ones back.

Director: David Dobkin
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Neal H. Moritz, David Dobkin
Screenplay: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Official Site: www.thechangeupmovie.com

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  • 2 stars "another version of 2 characters trading places. with few funny moments as well as gross and uncomfortable moments, i wouldn't recommend it."
  • 3 stars "Funny at times, and a bit over-the-top at others. Overall, an average film."
  • 4 stars "Not the greatest story ever told but the performances were fun to watch. Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds are an awesome comedy team."