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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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Parks Foreman (as Matthew Cornwell)
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Mona
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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

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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Shot over 62 days. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning when Mitch is talking with his father about the upcoming wedding, Mitch's hair changes colour, length, and style several times back and forth. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jamie Lockwood: [early morning baby crying] Your turn...
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Project X (2013) See more »

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Dirk Dagger (Private Spy)
Written by Larry Tuttle
Performed by Larry Tuttle and Novi Novog
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Surprisingly good
24 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

If you like comedies, watch this. If you like either Jason Bateman or Ryan Reynolds - watch this.

I did not have great expectations towards this movie, and it surprised me. Much-much funnier in my opinion then some competing titles that hit the cinemas this year - or last year. The ending is cliché, but makes up for it.

It is just a fresh breath or air among the lot of "mellow" and "safe" family comedies. (which are - in my opinion - are too mild and stupid to be funny)

This film dares to step out of the bounds and speak to an audience which is between 20 and 50 years old. They will understand the film - because it's about their lives. (not some dumbed-down, Hollywood remake of a real life - at least this is how I felt when I saw it after Ted)

Go and see it, if you want a good laugh - and don't expect any plot-twists :)


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