A dying real estate mogul transfers his consciousness into a healthy young body, but soon finds that neither the procedure nor the company that performed it are quite what they seem.

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Tarsem Singh

Writers:

Àlex Pastor (as Alex Pastor), David Pastor
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Ryan Reynolds ... Young Damian
Natalie Martinez ... Madeline
Matthew Goode ... Albright
Ben Kingsley ... Damian
Victor Garber ... Martin
Derek Luke ... Anton
Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen ... Anna
Melora Hardin ... Judy
Michelle Dockery ... Claire
Sam Page ... Carl
Brendan McCarthy ... Anton 2
Thomas Francis Murphy ... Dr. Jensen
Sandra Ellis Lafferty ... Phyllis Jensen
Emily Tremaine ... Mallory
Griff Furst ... EMT #1
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An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause. Written by Anonymous

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Would you take a life to live forever? See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, some sexuality, and language | See all certifications »

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This is the fourth out of five body switch movies starring Ryan Reynolds. The others being Boltneck (2000), The Change-Up (2011), R.I.P.D. (2013), and Criminal (2016). See more »

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The active ingredients in the pill recipe add up to only 90% and not 100%. 25%+30%+15%+15%+5%=90%. This is incorrectly regarded as a goof as most pills contain a percentage of inactive ingredients, called excipients, often making up even more than 10% of the composition. Furthermore, as this is a reverse-engineered recipe, it may simply reflect an inability to identify the remainder 10% of the original formulation. See more »

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Damian: It's metastasized. Liver and lungs. This morning the oncologist was talking about hospice care.
Martin: I'm sorry.
Damian: Don't be. What you and Judith went through, losing a child, that's a tragedy. An old man dying... I'm supposed to say, "That's life."
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Drive to Martin
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Written by Antonio Pinto and Eduardo Aram
Performed by Antonio Pinto and Eduardo Aram
Released by Varese Sarabande Records LLC, USA
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Okay, so we could be biased about Ryan Reynolds in an Sci-fi/Action title, but hear me out...
15 July 2015 | by justinrodriguez58See all my reviews

I would actually give this title a nine if I myself were being biased, and I can be because it's a rarity that I make it to the movies anymore. I get pretty excited when I see something that I actually care about and this was quite entertaining for me..most movies are relevant to in different ways, so take that for what it's worth. I'm a movie lover. I saw this film with the hopeful intention of walking away with a little bit of a Born Identity kind of feel, something considered to be at least surface entertainment and I was not disappointed and that is an understatement. The action and story opener with Ben Kingsley as the main protagonist was well executed, as was the claustrophobia inducing transformation into Ryan Reynolds. One of the things I was actually worried about from the preview wasn't even about the content of the film but more how under the radar that I felt it would be in the public eye. Ryan Reynolds is not by any means a bad actor and that's his problem, with something so serious and Sci-Fi oriented we're almost reluctant to even approach his ability to draw you in. We see his films and usually know what to expect because he's so likable. Ever since Waiting he's been hard to avoid, but nothing about his roles offer anything compelling and that's not really his fault. I respect his quest for versatility..I really enjoy his role in this movie, actually..the things that are great about this movie really sparkle.. I have to say the best part about this for me would have to be the directing and the Music..my God, they really pulled of some wonderful suspense...some moments made my skin crawl..they utilize an almost Hans Zimmer technique likened to Joker's theme song in the Dark Knight but it doesn't feel rehashed. It's a thoughtful cerebral thriller with the fat trimmed away, it doesn't linger in too many places..the pacing was great. There was not a boring moment and in fact most of it had me cheering, mentally. I even like the ending, thought it was beautiful. The only thing that bothered me was the closing shot of the film, it was so simplistic that it was almost like man...dude, you could have had a classic on your hands, most may not take it to that level but I promise that it's at least likable to anybody. I loved this movie, it had great potential and totally delivered the goods. Every punch, every nuance counted and reminded me that the action genre still has the chance to break some ground.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Self/less See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,403,460, 12 July 2015

Gross USA:

$12,279,691

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,807,156
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