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Who says men can't change?
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.
As an aspiring screenwriter not a day goes by when I don't hear from professionals how difficult it can be to break into the game, even if you have a great script behind you. Then I watch a movie like The Change Up and I start to remember that you don't need a great script at all, you just need the right pals in the right places, because that's the only possible way to explain away this turd of a 'comedy', that David Dobkin--who did give us the decent Wedding Crashers, so he can do better--must have friends upstairs. There is only one reason to watch this movie, and it's not Dobkin and hells teeth is certainly is not the…
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…
Equally hilarious as it is heartfelt. With two committed and very funny lead performances from Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds, consistent laughs and a good sense of heart, The Change-Up more than makes up for its overlong runtime and its occasional tonal inconsistencies. This is further proof why I love Jason Bateman.
Like Freaky Friday and every other 'body swap' comedy out there, except with dickhead bro dudes instead. You can tell it's written by the same shitheads that wrote The Hangover, as it's chock full of gross-out humour and overly offensive/racist gags that by and large fall flat on their dumb faces. It's a good 20 minutes too long for what it is, and neither Ryan Reynolds or Jason Bateman learn anything about their awful characters until the final 5 minutes, making the predictable sentimental finale come across as rather trite and insincere.
The only shred of a silver lining is Olivia Wilde. She is bloody lovely. This film is not.
Olivia Wilde, man... Olivia Wilde...
Even for a movie with a really dumb premise, this movie was really dumb. It stars two likable actors as two unlikable friends who switch bodies and are supposed to learn that the grass always seems greener on the other side. Instead, the single guy enjoys the perks of having a good job and a loving family without having to commit to either, and the tired married guy gets to blow off his responsibilities as a husband and father and fuck around all day smoking pot. Even these kinds of movies need characters I care about and this one fell way short of the bare minimum for me. The jokes weren't even funny.
Not a waste of your time, but a waste of the talent.
Liked the movie. Bad timing to watch. It hit me right in the feels.
In 1882, F.Anstey wrote Vice Versa, the first body swap fantasy story in which a schoolboy and his father change places after contact with a magic stone. There are, inevitably, hilarious consequences but more than that, the two characters learn to understand each other better and become better people. In the ensuing years, numerous books and films have re-used the concept with varying degrees of success – Disney have made Freaky Friday three times they like it so much.
So does a modern equivalent have anything new to say? Well, yes and no, more of which later. Dave is a superstar lawyer, about to make partner, and seems to have it all; beautiful wife Jamie, three kids and a huge…
Great movie! Just like Freaky Friday!
Pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this. I only realised afterwards that it had been marketed as an out and out comedy which probably helped as I didn't really get a lot of laughs out of it.
What i did get was a fairly easy going body-swap comedy drama of sorts about two childhood friends who switch bodies and the resulting fall out.
Yes, a lot of it was fairly cliched but Reynolds and Bateman worked well together and Olivia Wilde was just ridiculously hot, so all in all, a decent film all round!
Not a home run comedy and did not throw any plot curve balls, but "The Change Up" sure had its real-funny moments.
This is a boring body switch movie that happens to star two good actors, but even they can't save this movie.
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