The Change-Up

August 5th, 2011








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The Change-Up

Still of David Dobkin in The Change-UpStill of Alan Arkin and Jason Bateman in The Change-UpDavid Dobkin at event of The Change-UpStill of Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds and David Dobkin in The Change-UpStill of Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann and Ryan Reynolds in The Change-UpStill of Olivia Wilde in The Change-Up

Plot
Dave is a married man with two kids and a loving wife , and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain when lightning strikes and they switch bodies.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 6.4/10 (38,694 voted)

Critic's Score: 39/100

Director: David Dobkin

Stars: Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Olivia Wilde

Storyline
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 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...

Writers: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

Cast:
Ryan Reynolds - Mitch Planko
Jason Bateman - Dave Lockwood
Leslie Mann - Jamie Lockwood
Olivia Wilde - Sabrina McArdle
Alan Arkin - Mitch's Dad
Mircea Monroe - Tatiana
Gregory Itzin - Flemming Steel
Ned Schmidtke - Ted Norton
Ming Lo - Ken Kinkabe
Sydney Rouviere - Cara Lockwood
Dax Griffin - Blow-Dried Goon
Andrea Moore - Sophia
Matt Cornwell - Parks Foreman (as Matthew Cornwell)
Craig Bierko - Valtan
Taaffe O'Connell - Mona

Taglines: Who says men can't change?



Details

Official Website: Official site [Spain] | Universal [United States] |

Release Date: 5 August 2011

Filming Locations: Alpharetta, Georgia, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $13,531,115 (USA) (7 August 2011) (2913 Screens)

Gross: $37,035,845 (USA) (25 September 2011)



Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA: (unrated version)



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Leslie Mann used a body double when she walks to the bathroom (in slow motion) to defecate.

Goofs:
Plot holes: Jason Bateman's character had to work four jobs to put himself through college, according to a conversation between his best friend and his wife, but at the celebration for making partner at his firm it is said that he had a full ride to an Ivy League institution.

Quotes:
[first lines]
Jamie Lockwood: [early morning baby crying] Your turn...



User Review

Why hate?

Rating: 10/10

Out of all the reviews I read it seems that no one enjoys a good R rated comedy anymore. What happened to the days when everyone kept it simple. This movie made me laugh a lot from start to end. There was a lot of harsh language in this movie BUT! it was done very well. So many funny parts in the movie. I did not find myself bored at anytime in this film. I watched this movie in the hopes to enjoy myself and laugh till my sides hurt and it did just that. One of the better R rated profane comedies I've seen in the last few years. So many comedies have came out rated PG-13 the last few years and many of them was just plain dull.

If you enjoy adult humor this is a movie you will like. This movie IS NOT for children lol.

If you do not enjoy adult humor why are you here? Don't review or even rate it ffs go back and watch smurfs or whatever.




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