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The Change-Up (2011)

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Dave is a married man with three 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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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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Comedy | Fantasy

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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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Release Date:

5 August 2011 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,531,115 (USA) (7 August 2011)

Gross:

$37,081,475 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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There is a poster of deadpool on Mitch's wall, Ryan Reynolds plays the character in the movie deadpool See more »

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When Mitch is at dinner with Sabrina, the water levels in her glass changes. The water in her glass is low when she approaches the table and sits down, then after she takes a sip later the glass is full. See more »

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Jamie Lockwood: [early morning baby crying] Your turn...
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Referenced in Community: Basic Human Anatomy (2013) See more »

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Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall
Written by Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland (as Jonathan Buckland), Will Champion (as William Champion), Chris Martin, Peter Allen, Adrienne Anderson, Brian Eno
Performed by Coldplay
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Foul mouthed version of Freaky Friday
21 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, the cast looks good enough, and it bills itself as a comedy. However, for some reason, Hollywood still hasn't received the message that not EVERY person wants to hear a never-ending bombardment of foul language. Am I a prude? Nope. But if you took out "f#@$" (rhymes with "luck") out of the script, the movie would be maybe 15 minutes long.

It was with great disappointment that only 40 minutes into it, we could no longer stand to listen to it. The humor was often gross-out humor, like the father getting feces in his mouth from changing the baby's diaper, peeing in a public fountain, and other "high-end" stuff like that. I found myself going fairly quickly from looking forward to the comedy (misnamed, for sure) to being uncomfortable, to being completely repulsed.

The premise is cute enough, if not already overused. Two friends end up wishing they had each other's lives, and while peeing in the fountain, some sort of power outage occurs, and they wake up the next morning in each other's bodies. Freaky Friday all over again, but without the humor and without the class. The addition of the language just puts it into a category all by itself. There's no need at all for the quantity of it - a few times, maybe. But it is E-N-D-L-E- S-S. There are plenty of nude scenes in there too, since one friend is supposedly an actor in the porn industry. I am sure you can grasp all the fun they have with that one.

If you are 15 and find offensive language really funny, or you just have almost no vocabulary and don't realize there are lots of other words out there, then you might like this movie. If, however, you are an adult and have an IQ over 70, then you'll want to keep on looking. It isn't funny, despite a decent cast. It's just obnoxious and hard to listen to. As I type this, I have the sound off with closed caption, which unfortunately still shows the real dialog - it never ends. There are some scenes that are just trashy, and "R" is definitely the correct rating for this one. The cast should be ashamed of this one, and want it removed from their resume.

Do yourself and your ears a favor and don't bother. Just hit your thumb with a hammer, let it fly, and you'll have had just as entertaining a time as this movie offers, and neither the foul language nor the pain will last nearly as long.


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