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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 meets a janitor near a bridge.

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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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Who says you're only young once? See more »


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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)

Opening Weekend:

£2,564,102 (UK) (10 April 2009)

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

When Ned Gold goes to meet the principal for the second time, he is dressed up flamboyantly as he called it "peacocking." This is a tongue-in-cheek reference to Pick Up Artists. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Mike assists his wife with the shopping from the back of the car he runs his finger down the side doors. Two more finger lines are noticeable, suggesting previous takes. See more »

Quotes

Mike O' Donnell: I had the craziest dream. I was 17. I was back in high school. It was terrible. Mmmm. Scar.
Maggie O'Donnell: Scar? I don't see a scar. Look i know why you didn't want me to be with Stan. It's because you wanted me.
[Mike bolts straight up and falls to the floor]
Maggie O'Donnell: .
Maggie O'Donnell: Oh! You wanna play games? I can play games.
Mike O' Donnell: Nononononono...
Maggie O'Donnell: I'm a hungry lioness, and your a baby gizell
Mike O' Donnell: [Mike gets chased around the room by Maggie] MaggieMaggieMaggieMaggie... nononononononono...
Mike O' Donnell: If you only knew how inappropriate and disfunctional ...
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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 »

Connections

References Straight Outta Lynwood (2006) See more »

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Written by Chrissie Hynde
Performed by The Pretenders
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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I'm not a big fan of Efron but...
23 April 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I'm not a big fan of Zac Efron but this film was actually good. Its was entertaining it was sweet and it was very funny. It's a little confusing figuring out who was who when he went back to being 17 again. There are a few funny parts and a few sad parts. I caught myself rolling my eyes at the silly high school girls, they are quite pathetic. The story was entertaining and original, along with the characters ( except the high school girl) But however i felt a feeling of Deja Vu , yes i'm talking about 13 going to 30 it wasn't the same type of story but the concept is the same. I would have liked to see more of Matthew Perry though. But frankly i wasn't expecting that much. I was pleasantly surprised and would definitively recommend this very funny movie. It's entertaining and worth watching.


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