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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Mitch Planko
Jason Bateman ... Dave Lockwood
Leslie Mann ... Jamie Lockwood
Olivia Wilde ... Sabrina McKay
Alan Arkin ... Mitch's Dad
Mircea Monroe ... Tatiana
Gregory Itzin ... Flemming Steel
Ned Schmidtke ... Ted Norton
Ming Lo ... Ken Kinkabe
Sydney Rouviere ... Cara Lockwood
Craig Bierko ... Valtan
Dax Griffin ... Blow-Dried Goon
Andrea Moore Andrea Moore ... Sophia
Matthew Cornwell ... Parks Foreman
Taaffe O'Connell ... Mona
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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?

Genres:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

5 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Si fueras yo See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,531,115, 7 August 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,081,475

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,828,267
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (as Datasat Digital Sound)| SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ryan Reynold's character Mitch expertly wields a samurai sword in the beginning of the movie. Reynolds acquired this skill for his role as Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Samurai swords are further seen with or referred to by the character Mitch throughout the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Mitch is pushed out the door on the movie set to begin shooting, the door is room #69 and room #32 is across the hall. The next cutaway shot shows him from what would be the hallway, and he is being pushed out of room #32 now. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Juicy
Written by Kevin Griffin
Performed by Better Than Ezra
Courtesy of Entertainment One U.S. LP
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If you like comedies and have a little time to kill - this is a good choice
24 August 2014 | by janusniqSee all my reviews

I like the idea of this movie, the casting is great and everybody is doing his/her job. I had few laughs and as I have written above, if you like comedies and have some time to kill, this is a good choice.

However, I think that they could have played a little bit more with the script. At the beginning, we are "told" that Mitch's life is great and Dave's not so much. Of course, a viewer with an average intelligence knows that things are not always as they seem. However, I think that in the end Mitch's life was portrayed really negatively and all perks and good moments in the "Mitch's body" had to be created by Dave himself. What I mean is that writers could have maybe worked a little bit more on Mitch's character.


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