• The Change-Up (2011)

The Change-Up

Release Date: August 5th, 2011

DVD Release Date: November 8th, 2011

R |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

Once inseparable pals, Dave (Jason Bateman) and Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) have drifted apart over the years. Dave is an overworked lawyer and family man, while Mitch has thus far avoided most of the normal responsibilities of adulthood. Each is envious of the other's life, and following a drunken binge, the men awake to find they have somehow switched bodies. Dave and Mitch soon discover that things are not as rosy as they seemed and try to find a way to return their lives to normal.

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde, Craig Bierko, Gregory Itzin, Alan Arkin, Mircea Monroe

Director: David Dobkin

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Original Film, Big Kid Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Friendship, Playful, Father, Best friend, Family, Growing up, Madcap, Wife, 2010s, Bar

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The Change-Up bravely attempts to revive the dormant subgenre but it's a lame effort that grows increasingly frantic and foul-mouthed as the realization sets in that the gimmick isn't working. show more

  • 10
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Let's give this ghastly studio comedy a Truthiness in Advertising award, if nothing else. show more

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Like the kids in detention, The Change-Up wants to offend your sensibilities. It sets new records for scatological humor and profanity. show more

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