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The Change-Up (2011)

 -  Comedy  -  5 August 2011 (USA)
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Dave is a married man with two kids and a loving wife , and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain when lightning strikes and they switch bodies.

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Growing up together, Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) and Dave (Jason Bateman) were inseparable best friends, but as the years have passed they've slowly drifted apart. While Dave is an overworked lawyer, husband and father of three, Mitch has remained a single, quasi-employed man-child who has never met a responsibility he liked. To Mitch, Dave has it all: beautiful wife Jamie (Leslie Mann), kids who adore him and a high-paying job at a prestigious law firm. To Dave, living Mitch's stress-free life without obligation or consequence would be a dream come true. Following a drunken night out together, Mitch and Dave's worlds are turned upside down when they wake up in each other's bodies and proceed to freak out. Despite the freedom from their normal routines and habits, the guys soon discover that each other's lives are nowhere near as rosy as they once seemed. Further complicating matters are Dave's sexy legal associate, Sabrina (Olivia Wilde) and Mitch's estranged father (Alan Arkin). With time... Written by anonymous

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Who says men can't change?

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Rated R for pervasive strong crude sexual content and language, some graphic nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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5 August 2011 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,531,115 (USA) (5 August 2011)

Gross:

$37,035,845 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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The second movie in two years (after 17 Again (2009)) in which Leslie Mann plays the wife of a man who switches bodies with someone. See more »

Goofs

In one of the office scenes, when 'Mitch' (Reynolds) is in 'Dave's' (Bateman) body, an open game of Freecell is seen on the computer. Yet there are 4 cards occupying the ace boxes and 4 cards in the 'free cells' while the rest of the cards are in the correct starting position. This would mean that there was an extra 8 cards in the game. See more »

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[first lines]
Jamie Lockwood: [early morning baby crying] Your turn...
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Cherry Pie
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Performed by Warrant
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Like someone has turned The Hangover(s) into a romantic comedy
8 September 2011 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

I'm writing my review for the first time here only because I can read how those that actually reviewed this movie didn't see the point; You were warned - Wedding crashers director + Hangover writers = over 100 minutes of pure R rated fun!

I must say I went to see this movie without knowing anything but that line ^^ and for the first time in my life I sat in the front row (yes, the 1st row) and I wasn't sorry I did.

The movie is another body changing movie, yes, but I didn't watch Freaky Friday cause I find it to be amusing for younger audience. Seeing Hangover and having a great time made me see this movie also, and liking it. Still, this movie has a vulgar way of making you laugh and at the same time cheer for the main characters as they are changing their life to better.

Acting is way better than expected, all the jokes are understood and yes, again, they are vulgar but somewhat surprising.

If you liked Hangover(s) GO SEE THIS MOVIE, especially in the movie theatre cause there is nothing better than when you can laugh out along with the rest of the (younger) crowd.


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