The Change-Up

Who says men can't change?


The Change-Up
Two men have been best friends since childhood. One is a hard-working lawyer with a wife and two kids, while the other is a laid-back playboy type. Each is jealous of the other's life. One night they get drunk and Hollywood does its magic (yet again), putting them into each other's body. They wake up in each other's homes, and try to live the other's life, finding it not quite as wonderful as they had imagined. Time goes by and they adjust to their new lives, all the while trying to reverse the magic. However when they do finally get the chance to change back, do they really want to?

113 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Drug abuse).
Comedy.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, Mircea Monroe, Gregory Itzin
Director
David Dobkin
ScreenplayJon Lucas, Scott Moore
MusicJohn Debney
CinematographyEric Alan Edwards
EditingLee Haxall, Greg Hayden
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
Made in2011
Produced byBig Kid Pictures, Original Film, Relativity Media

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, drama
LanguageStrong, frequent sexual language and references
NudityBreasts in sexual context, several scenes
SexFairly frequent, strong
ViolenceInfrequent and very mild
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild profanity
Drug abuseFrequent dagga smoking
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Kirk Honeycutt quote iconLots of ham, too little humour
5
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconKomedie laat jou van sorge vergeet
10
Cape Times
Kirk Honeycutt quote iconLife swop is no hit
5
Box Office
Amy Nicholson quote iconAudiences who brave it opening weekend won't be large, but with luck they'll spread the word that it's a far, far better comedy than anyone expects it to be.
15
ScreenIt
T. Durgin
9
Metacritic.com
35 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
141 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThere's a certain amount of fun to be had from watching Bateman and Reynolds play against type, but it isn't enough to carry The Change-Up through its crude humor and formulaic plot.
5
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
10
Movie Review Intelligence
45 critics
8

What the People say

Internet
5517 Netizens quote iconLike someone has turned The Hangover(s) into a romantic comedy
13

Average .. 44%

9

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