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17 Again (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 17 April 2009 (USA)
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Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he tried to save a janitor near a bridge and jumped after him into a time vortex.

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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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£2,564,102 (UK) (10 April 2009)

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

Michelle Trachtenberg, who plays the daughter, Maggie, is two years older than Zac Efron. 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: When you're young everything feels like the end of the world. But it's not; it's just the beginning. You might have to meet a few more jerks, but one day you're gonna meet a boy who treats you the way you deserve to be treated. Like the sun rises and sets with you.
[Talking to Maggie on the bleachers]
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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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Referenced in An Idiot Abroad: Whale Watching (2011) See more »

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Written by Santigold (as Santi White) and John Hill
Performed by Santigold
Courtesy of Downtown Records/Lizard King Records
Courtesy of Lizard King Records
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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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