The Change-Up

The Change-Up

The Change-Up

Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman star in this comedy about two best friends who, after a drunken night out, awake to find themselves trapped in the body of the other. From the director of The Wedding Crashers.

Best buds since they were kids, Dave (Bateman) is an overworked lawyer, husband and father of three, Mitch (Reynolds) has remained a single, quasi-employed man-child. To Mitch, Dave has it all: beautiful wife Jamie, 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 the body-switch, further complicating things are Dave’s sexy legal associate, Sabrina (Olivia Wilde), and Mitch’s estranged father. With time not on their side, Mitch and Dave struggle to avoid completely destroying each other’s lives before they can find a way to get their old ones back.

2011114 minsUSA
Comedy
Director:
David Dobkin ('Shanghai Knights', 'Wedding Crashers', 'Fred Claus')
Writer:
Jon LucasScott Moore
Cast:
Jason BatemanRyan ReynoldsOlivia WildeMircea MonroeLeslie MannAlan Arkin

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The Change-Up / Reviews

Variety

Variety

If Freaky Friday had an impudent, foul-mouthed little brother, it would be The Change-Up, an often needlessly crass, bromance-oriented spin on the body-swap comedy.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

There are some gross but comically effective reveals, and the movie's fish-out-of-water scenes are horrible and funny at the same time.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The premise at least sets up a farce that surpasses The Hangover in gleeful crudeness and profanity.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Some comedies have the knack for affrontery and shock value; The Change-Up, written by The Hangover team of Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, merely has the will to offend.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

What entertainment the film offers is that of the familiar and inevitable.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Despite the promise of the title, this a fairly stale offering, plodding through the beats of a well-worn subgenre but failing to add much more than a foul mouth.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

David Dobkin’s film has the faults of raucous recent scatological comedies like Bad Teacher, Horrible Bosses, and The Hangover Part II with none of their redeeming facets.

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