Who says men can't change?
Growing up together, Mitch and Dave 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. Following a drunken night out together, Mitch and Dave's worlds are turned upside down when they wake up in each other's bodies. 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.
Bateman might want to consider a change up in agent.
It is hard to make an original body swap comedy considering at least 10,000 were produced during the 1980s but I am struggling to think of too many R-rated takes on the familiar story. Sadly the R-rated humour here is obvious, crass and rarely funny. I’m going to sound like an old fart but the current trend of gross out humour really isn’t all that appealing to me. It is not so much the fact it has copious amounts of swearing or babies shitting into their father’s mouth but the fact that the swearing alone is supposed to be funny.
It is a shame because the central casting of Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman works well against type and both…
… And high jinks ensue.
A format that has been tried, tested, flogged, crushed, eaten, expelled, flushed away, chewed by a bottom feeder, vomited up, scooped up and sold yet again… and yet this movie wasn't the B- I was hoping for, instead it was gloriously revolting (cue; "animated bumhole"), a little exploitative and very funny.
After all, with movies like these it's never about the predictable 3 act, it's about the journey. No regrets! Enjoy.
Bateman is everywhere this year. Perhaps being smacked by Ben Affleck is key to a career in comedy.
Not the disaster Bridesmaids turned out to be earlier today, but still a below average attempt at comedy. A few--very few--decent scenes and moments, but I guess writers Lucas and Moore spent all their best material at The Hangover. For the rest of their careers they'll probably eat of that ticket, but its no fun for the rest of us.
Neither Bateman nor Reynolds are at the top of their game, but I can't hardly blame them. The material ain't exactly shiny.
I guess Olivia Wilde is a pretty girl, but she's yet to show something anywhere that makes me instantly wanna watch a movie just because she's in it. And I guess her eyes kind of freak me out every so often....
Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds saved this from a complete disaster with there chemistry and humor, but not enough to be decent or good.
David Dobkin's wants to be funny and dramatic and by trying both he fail horribly.
After the first ten minutes of this film I was really prepared to give up. Cringe after cringe, I put up with it as it had promise to get better. It did improve somewhat, but it never reached the level of being 'good'.
I guess it has its own spin on the 'change up' premise, but this comedy is definitely not anything new. Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds have a great chemistry but their combination could have been so great if they had a better script to work with.
An extra half a star for a naked Leslie Mann and Olivia Wilde (though both actresses should have definitely picked a much better film for their boobs to make a [first?] appearance in!).
More amusing and better structured than most of these juvenile, crass, rambling comedies that seem to come out and suck all the time. (I'm looking at you, HORRIBLE BOSSES).
I enjoyed it even tho there was some dumb or offensive jokes /plot points.
Ryan Reynolds teeth look really big and capped in this. Am i alone on this?
Also, Olivia Wilde. Because Olivia Wilde.
We've all Drempt it, but how many of us have lived it? Dave and Mitch have!
You're a buisness man, a very established one with a loving wife and 3 beautiful children.
The other man is a lazy stoner who is trying to become an actor.
The two's mind and spirits switch while taking a piss in a fountain at night while ranting about how they both want each others lives. That fountain, once discovering their new bodies, is dug up and sent to a mall that is weeks later found by the two. And to switch back, they must piss in the fountain with everyone around, girl scouts, old people, you name it! But did it give these two slops a better life? You bet your ass it did!
You know what you're going to get. And you get it.
They swap places. It's amusing and sometimes quite funny to see them get in the situations of the other character.
And then there are poo jokes. Fart jokes. And babies nearly dying jokes.
The comedy is sometimes to over the top that it just becomes stupid and unrelatable, and the tone zig-zags from happy to zany to plain stupid.
I didn't hate watching it, but I was definitely aware that it wasn't very good. The performances are fine, but no-one is giving their 'A' game. it feels driven by a committee, but it happens and you chuckle a few times at the premise, and it was better than Killers.
So yes. It's fluffy. But it made me laugh a few times.
Another cute and funny film. Loved all the actors involved
Directed by David Dobkin this comedy stars Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman and Leslie Mann. A married man with kids and his single best friend swap bodies.
There are two ways too look at this film, if you have never seen another body swap film then it is not too bad but if you have ever seen another body swap film then this film is entirely predictable. As soon as the body swap happens you know exactly how things are going to play out and at that point the film is going to need a huge amount of charm to get anywhere. This is not the worst film of it's type but at this point it really could have done with something original in the script at any point.
É basicamente uma cópia do filme brasileiro "Se eu fosse você", com uma leve mudada no roteiro para não ficar tão gritante. Essa leve mudada caiu pesado e distanciou bastante do original, que é bem melhor. Fora isso, Leslie Mann tá muito bem no filme. Muito, muito bem. E Olivia Wilde é sempre um grande alívio para qualquer filme ruim. É bom ver o Jason Bateman fazer alguma coisa diferente do que ele sempre faz. E o resto é, bem, Ryan Reynolds.
"Freaky Friday", "Like Father Like Son", "Vice Versa" and plenty more of the years, body-swapping films are dime a dozen.
So I was pretty nonchalant and unfazed by the concept of the latest of the similar plot except this film directed by David Dobkin who gave us a classic in "Wedding Crashers" pushed the envelope much further with poop and sex jokes and high dosage of nudity.
It was somewhat refreshing to see Jason Bateman not doing the Nice Guy persona for a while but his obnoxious change was fading off me pretty soon as well.
I was not a fan of Ryan Reynolds but he did handle some uncomfortable situation pretty well and outshine Bateman by a slight margin…
Standard body swap comedy, nothing to see here.