Wednesday, August 03, 2011

The Change-Up - Movie Review

Dave (Jason Bateman) and Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) are two friends who have drifted apart and now they live completely different lives than the other. Dave is a responsible adult - a lawyer, husband and father of three. Mitch is single, barely employed and parties it up every night. They go out for a night and while peeing into a fountain they both wish they had each others lives. Mitch wants a stable career and a loving family while Dave feels like he missed out on making bad choices and having fun when he was younger. When they wake up the next morning, they discover they have switched bodies and now have to live each others lives.

Much like Freaky Friday, the two characters learn how hard or different it is to live the others life and come to respect the other. The Change-Up is nothing new, with the story being quite predictable, though it is fun to watch Dave and Mitch go through everything. Jason Bateman has been appearing in so many films lately (see Horrible Bosses), and he's pretty hilarious! It's quite a raunchy film so if you are a fan of films like Wedding Crashers and Hall Pass, you will probably enjoy The Change-Up.

The Change-Up comes out in theatres this Friday, August 5th.

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