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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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David Dobkin
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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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Runtime:

| (unrated)

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The second movie in two years (after 17 Again (2009)) in which Leslie Mann plays the wife of a man who has a big change with his body. See more »

Goofs

When Mitch (in Dave's body) says his new role is his "big break" to Dave (in Mitch's Body) outside the district office, his mouth does not match what he says. 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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really funny
7 November 2014 | by americangirlinukSee 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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