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17 Again (2009)

PG-13  |   |  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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

17 April 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Seventeen  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,564,102 (UK) (10 April 2009)


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When 17 year old Mike is dancing with the cheerleaders in 1989, the coach calls him Vanilla Ice, who didn't make it big until 1990-1991. See more »


Mike O' Donnell: [after Alex sees his mom, Scarlett and "Mark"/Mike dancing] She's just nervous... it's creepy, right?
Alex O'Donnell: [stares at him, still weirded out] A little bit.
Mike O' Donnell: She's so old; it's like...
[stops himself and immediately walks away]
Alex O'Donnell: You dance with all your friends' moms?
Mike O' Donnell: Pretty much.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits include photos of most of the main cast and crew when they were actually 17-years-old. See more »


Written by Fred Durst, Leor Dimant, Wes Borland (as Wesley Borland), John Otto and 'Sam Rivers' (as Samuel Rivers)
Performed by Limp Bizkit
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

It made me laugh to the Brim!
15 April 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

17 Again was nothing I expected. The trigger that made me actually go and watch it in the Cinema was the fact that the jokes shown on the trailers were hilarious. The film was better.

I was laughing so much, that I missed in between dialogue by some of the characters and it was the perfect film to help you unwind after doing a days worth of work or revision.

When the opening scene started, I was so worried that the whole film was going to turn out as some kind of adaptation of high school musical and there'd be a song every 15 minutes. But it wasn't the case.

This Movie really proved that Efron is not an Amateur who just dances and sings a lot. It proved he is a skilled Actor and his acting brought back memories of Chandler in Friends. In some places, he seemed so much like Matthew Perry which is difficult to pull off for most Amateur actors.

The only reason I didn't give this movie a 10 out of 10 is because some people I watched this movie with believed it had an 'abrupt ending' but I thought you can't have too much of a good thing.

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