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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:
... Mitch Planko
... Dave Lockwood
... Jamie Lockwood
... Sabrina McKay
... Mitch's Dad
... Tatiana
... Flemming Steel
... Ted Norton
... Ken Kinkabe
... Cara Lockwood
... Valtan
... Blow-Dried Goon
Andrea Moore ... Sophia
... Parks Foreman
... 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

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Taglines:

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)  »

Also Known As:

Si fueras yo  »

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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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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

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jamie Lockwood: [early morning baby crying] Your turn...
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Connections

Features The Powerpuff Girls (1998) See more »

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Doodlin'
Written by Horace Silver
Performed by Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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really funny
7 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

Love this movie! Just wanted to say to the people writing reviews, his name is Jason Bateman, not Justin!! Really?? Buy it, you'll love it. Jason and Ryan are great and work together so well. I haven't seen the theatrical version, just the unrated so can't compare, but loved it. There is a lot of potty mouth in this movie, but I think it added to the hilarity and wouldn't have been the same without it, but may offend some I suppose. I'm so not easily offended so I was crackin up. I've never left a movie review before, but the people leaving a review without getting the main actors name right really irritated me. If you are going to take the time to write a review and give credit to a talented actor at least get the name right. How offensive to get Jason's name wrong!


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