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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) (12 April 2009)

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$64,167,069 (USA) (6 August 2009)
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Trivia

Actress Kat(arina) Graham soon went famous worldwide the very same year, in 2009, as Bonnie, Elena's best friend and a witch actually, playing a prominent role on a long-lasting cult horror TV series The Vampire Diaries. See more »

Goofs

When young Mike lifts his wife while dancing with her in the yard the one turn changes from clockwise to counterclockwise several times before he puts her down when Alex gets there. See more »

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Maggie O'Donnell: Oh I get it. You want to play games. Okay, I'll be the hungry lioness and you can be the baby gazelle!
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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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Written by D. Roc (as De'Ongelo Holmes), Eric Jackson, Isaac Hayes III, Rick Rubin, Adam Horovitz, Mike D (as Michael Diamond) and Adam Yauch
Performed by Ying Yang Twins (as The Ying Yang Twins)
Courtesy of The Orchard
Contains a sample of "The New Style"
Performed by Beastie Boys
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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17 Again was a pretty enjoyable comedy for teens and some adults
21 April 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

This is another movie I watched with my friend who works at a movie theatre. With elements of Big and 13 Going on 30, not to mention It's a Wonderful Life and Back to the Future, 17 Again is a pretty enjoyable meshing of those movies considering the cast which has Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg, Leslie Mann, Margaret Cho, Thomas Lennon, and Melora Hardin. I also recognized Matthew Perry and Nicole Sullivan. I did not realize until the cast credits that the bearded janitor at the high school was Brian Doyle-Murray, Bill's brother. Now, parts of the plot and characterizations were a little uneven but despite that there were plenty of scenes that were hilarious especially those between Lennon and Hardin. With them, I also saw a little "Big Bang Theory" vibe. Oh, and there's a little touching pro-abstinence speech here as well (though it still is acknowledged that not all teens will feel that way). All in all, despite some adult humor, 17 Again was an enjoyable comedy that should be enjoyable enough for parents and offspring alike. Oh, and one more thing: I thought the Vanilla Ice reference in the 1989 sequence didn't fit since I remember him not even emerging until the following year...


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