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The Change-Up (2011)

R  |   |  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, lightning strikes and they switch bodies.

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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Who says men can't change?

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

5 August 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cambiazo  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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For tax purposes, the film was shot in Atlanta which was supposed to be warmer than Los Angeles in the middle of winter. A major snowstorm crippled the city for days. See more »

Goofs

Dave had to work four jobs to put himself through college, according to a conversation between his best friend and his wife, but at the celebration for making partner at his firm it is said that he had a full ride to Princeton. But they then go on to say he graduated from Yale Law with no mention of a scholarship. It is most likely that the 4 jobs were to pay for Yale. See more »

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[first lines]
Jamie Lockwood: [early morning baby crying] Your turn...
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Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
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User Reviews

 
Why hate?
14 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

Out of all the reviews I read it seems that no one enjoys a good R rated comedy anymore. What happened to the days when everyone kept it simple. This movie made me laugh a lot from start to end. There was a lot of harsh language in this movie BUT! it was done very well. So many funny parts in the movie. I did not find myself bored at anytime in this film. I watched this movie in the hopes to enjoy myself and laugh till my sides hurt and it did just that. One of the better R rated profane comedies I've seen in the last few years. So many comedies have came out rated PG-13 the last few years and many of them was just plain dull.

If you enjoy adult humor this is a movie you will like. This movie IS NOT for children lol.

If you do not enjoy adult humor why are you here? Don't review or even rate it ffs go back and watch smurfs or whatever.


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