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.

2011Rating: R16, contains drug use, sex scenes & offensive language114 minsUSA
Comedy
Director:
David Dobkin ('Shanghai Knights', 'Wedding Crashers', 'Fred Claus')
Writer:
Jon LucasScott Moore
Cast:
Jason BatemanRyan ReynoldsOlivia WildeMircea MonroeLeslie MannAlan Arkin
77%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

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.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

2.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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.

0

Wana swap?

If you've seen 'Visa-Versa' or 'Freaky Friday' then this is yet another film you can afford to miss. Its the new version (but with couple of men) of that old swapping bodies story, is the grass really greener on the other side of the fence? It all ends with the inevitable hugs & everyone learnt something to help them become better people... blah blah...

2.0
0

A shame the characters had to go so far

I loved the sense of humour. However the married man seems to on one side extremely care for his wife when talking with her, but then on the other side, if given the chance he wanted to cheat. It was just fortunate that the first time he wanted to, the girl was pregnant and the second time, Olivia Wilde had a specific butterfly tattoo on. I dunno, that is...

3.0
0

Average

Although an easy watch there's not much too this movie to make it stand out form any other comedy. It failed to deliver any laugh out loud moments for me however if rude and crude is your type of comedy than enjoy

2.0
0

Ryan Renolds is funny

This is one I am hoping to see like many of His movies there mostly aimed at chicks and who can blame him he is rather cute and personally I find he is very funny and a good actor and have liked 90% of his movies

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

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.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

2.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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.

0

Wana swap?

If you've seen 'Visa-Versa' or 'Freaky Friday' then this is yet another film you can afford to miss. Its the new version (but with couple of men) of that old swapping bodies story, is the grass really greener on the other side of the fence? It all ends with the inevitable hugs & everyone learnt something to help them become better people... blah blah...

2.0
0

A shame the characters had to go so far

I loved the sense of humour. However the married man seems to on one side extremely care for his wife when talking with her, but then on the other side, if given the chance he wanted to cheat. It was just fortunate that the first time he wanted to, the girl was pregnant and the second time, Olivia Wilde had a specific butterfly tattoo on. I dunno, that is...

3.0
0

Average

Although an easy watch there's not much too this movie to make it stand out form any other comedy. It failed to deliver any laugh out loud moments for me however if rude and crude is your type of comedy than enjoy

2.0
0

Ryan Renolds is funny

This is one I am hoping to see like many of His movies there mostly aimed at chicks and who can blame him he is rather cute and personally I find he is very funny and a good actor and have liked 90% of his movies

3.0
0