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.... More
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.Hide
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BY James Croot Flicks Writer
Gleefully anti-PC, David Dobkin's R-rated body swap bromance comes across as trying a little too hard. Like the Farrelly's Hall Pass, Change-Up mines the comedy from married men attempting to behave badly, but here with added swears and boobies.... More
Whilst Bateman, reprising his uptight Horrible Bosses shtick, makes for a good straight man, Reynolds struggles with his bad-boy role, only looking comfortable after the initial switch takes place. Kudos to Hangover scribes Lucas and Moore for attempting to explore the darker, adult possibilities of a body swap scenario but somewhere along the line their tonal and taste levels went askew. Similarly raunchy films like Hall Pass, Wedding Crashers, Knocked Up and American Pie were balanced by an underlying sweetness and strong female characters, here the likes of Olivia Wilde and Leslie Mann are reduced to career-climbing, sex-hungry, tits out (although, sorry boys, Wilde's are covered) caricatures.
Worse still, despite all the potty talk (literally in some cases), gratuitous nudity and gross-out gags, the film still insists on towing the "family must come first'' and "everybody learns a lesson'' Hollywood party line. Even the most ardent "adult'' comedy fans will emerge feeling slightly dirty and more than just vaguely disappointed.Hide
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BY RealityCheck superstar
Genre : Romantic, comedy, adult themes
2/5 : its a remake, I think Im over it, unless they're really goodHide
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