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17 Again (2009)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy  -  17 April 2009 (USA)
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About a guy whose life didn't quite turn out how he wanted it to and wishes he could go back to high school and change it. He wakes up one day and is seventeen again and gets the chance to rewrite his life.

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At 17 Mike O'Donnell is on top of the world: he's the star of his high school basketball team, is a shoo-in for a college scholarship, and is dating his soul-mate, Scarlet. But at what's supposed to be his big game where a college scout is checking him out, Scarlet reveals that she's pregnant. Mike decides to leave the game and asks Scarlet to marry him, which she does. During their marriage, Mike can only whine about the life he lost because he married her, so she throws him out. When he also loses his job, he returns to the only place he's happy at, his old high school. While looking at his high school photo, a janitor asks him if he wishes he could be 17 again and he says yes. One night while driving he sees the janitor on a bridge ready to jump, and goes after him. When he returns to his friend Ned's house, where he has been staying, he sees that he is 17 again. He decides to take this opportunity to get the life he lost. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated PG-13 for language, some sexual material and teen partying | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$23,722,310 (USA) (17 April 2009)

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$64,149,837 (USA) (31 July 2009)
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Trivia

When Scarlett looks at the old picture of Mike in yearbook, you can briefly see Scarlett's picture in the yearbook before it scrolls up to Mike's. If you watch closely, you can see that Scarlett's maiden name is Porter. See more »

Goofs

When Ned comments on Mark's "douche-y" clothing in the hallway right after Mark is admitted to the high school, two students walk past (from right to left behind Mark) and sneer at his outfit. A moment later, the same two students walk by in the same direction, and this time the boy calls Mark a "douche". See more »

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Mike O'Donnell: [finds out that Scarlett is re-doing their yard] The divorce isn't final for another two weeks, so you have no right.
Scarlett O'Donnell: Really? I spent the last 18 years of my life listening to you whine about what you could have done without me and I have no right?
Mike O'Donnell: It's just that I put a lot of work in this yard.
Scarlett O'Donnell: Did you? Really? Like the barbecue pit? Yeah, the way I remember that is that you spent about an hour working on it and then you spent the next two days complaining about how if you had gone to college ...
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The closing credits include photos of most of the main cast and crew when they were actually 17-years-old. See more »

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References Halo 3: ODST (2009) See more »

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Written by Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Ronald Bell, Jim Bonnefond (as James Bonnefond), George Funky Brown (as George Brown), Claydes Smith, J.T. Taylor (as James Warren Taylor) and Curtis Williams
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Probably the best body swap movie to come out for awhile
19 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Every teen generation needs a good body swap/turn the clock back type of story and 17 again is one of those stories, Mike O'Donnell had it all. He was the star of his high schools basket ball team. He had Scarlet the most beautiful girl in the school as his girlfriend. Right before the game that could make him into a star, Scarlet tells Mike she's pregnant, Mike makes a drastic and life altering decision and runs out of the game to be with her giving up his chances of becoming a basket ball star, now 20 years later Mike's regretting it all and wishes he could do it all over again, and by some miraculous way he does.

17 again is a cool and stylish what if movie, it brings to light the question of what if you could change your life, if you could live it all over again.What would you do different? That's the question this movie propose and tells with a grand lush style that resonates with the teen population and even with the adults too, 17 again is not just some teen movie, it's a movie that even adults between the ages of 30-50 would enjoy it, my dad sure did. But this film has it's flaws and some very minor bad dialogue from Zack Efron but nothing that would hamper this films style or production, but in my honest opinion this film was very good, this movie is not Oscar worthy but it's definitely worth the price of admission.


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