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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

In one scene, Mike wakes up and begins describing his "dream" of being in high school again only to find his daughter, Maggie, caring for him. This is an homage to the counterpart scene in Back to the Future (1985) in which Marty McFly wakes up and finds his teen-aged mother caring for him. See more »

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In the restaurant, after the "dork" admission, Principal Masterson has her hands clasped in front of her, yet when the shot changes she's holding a menu up. See more »

Quotes

Maggie O'Donnell: You're different then the other guys!
Mike O' Donnell: [hyperventilating] Yes, yes, very very different! So different that we could never ever ever be togother!
Maggie O'Donnell: [sits down] Oh, are you confused?
Mike O' Donnell: Well... yes I am very confused right now!
Maggie O'Donnell: Oh, I get it. I should have known I mean your hair is always so sculpted and dude, your pants are really tight!
Mike O' Donnell: ...I'm not gay!
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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 It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Bust a Move
Written by Matt Dike and Marvin Young
Contains Portions of "Found a Child" by Luther Rabb and Jim Walters (as James Walters)
Performed by Marvin Young (as Young MC)
Courtesy of Delicious Vinyl, L.L.C.
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Pleasantly surprised.....
13 April 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I went to see this with film with my teenage daughter and really wasn't expecting to enjoy it. I settled down in my seat for the duration and the first few scenes showing Efron as a high school basketball player had me groaning inwardly as I assumed that this was going to be another predictable high school/age swap film of the type that has been done so many times before - and really isn't the sort of film I would choose to see anyway. Not a promising start. However, I was pleasantly surprised by 17 Again. It was witty and well acted and made me laugh out loud - not something I often do even when I appreciate the humour in a film.

This film's appeal is also strengthened by the acting of the supporting characters as well as the main ones - Thomas Lennon's character was particularly well delivered. I found no fault with Zac Efron's acting in this and I enjoyed his performance in Hairspray but it would be interesting to see him in a serious grown up dramatic role.


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