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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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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

The film takes place in 1989 and 2009. See more »

Goofs

When Mark arrives for his first day at school in the sports car, he pulls into a space, parking almost on the parking space line. When he walks away from the car, it is shown properly parked and centered in the parking space. See more »

Quotes

Ned Freedman: We have to go shopping, your shirt is bedazzled.
Mike O' Donnell: Bedazzled with rhinestones!
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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 Cat Power (as Chan Marshall)
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REALLY? Really.
27 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

It's beyond me how people consider this to be a good movie. Zac Efron cannot, by any means, act decently. In addition, he really isn't funny and the whole "pretty-boy" attitude is just irritating. There was really no moral to it and it just wasn't entertaining at all. The character that plays the geeky friend isn't cute or funny; in fact, I really want to punch him in the face repeatedly. Granted, I assumed that it would be a cute movie for little kids.

It isn't. With some of the implications and language used in the movie it's evident that the movie was "meant" for teenagers. It did not, however, relate to any part of my teenage life, nor did it relate to any one else's that I know. It's a fact that if Zac Efron wasn't in the movie, it would not be remotely popular. Luckily, his smile is able to divert people's attention away from the fact that he has the acting skills of a mentally disabled 9 year old.

Unless you're one of those people who's in love with movies like High School Musical and shows like "Hannah Montanna," do yourself a favor and don't watch this movie. Spare yourself the desire to slash your wrists after watching it.


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