17 Again
17 Again (2009)

A former high school basketball star gets a second shot at life when he's miraculously transformed into a teenager and offered the opportunity to redefine his future. Back in 1989, Mike O' Donnell (Matthew Perry) had it all; not… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 11, 2009
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it uses a well-worn formula, 17 Again has just enough Zac Efron charm to result in a harmless, pleasurable teen comedy.

Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

There was nothing here that was particularly funny, new, or inventive.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

17 Again makes the '80s comedies on which it's modeled seem positively cutting-edge by comparison.

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

The good news is Efron can carry a movie on his own; he just needs to be more picky about what he chooses ... despite some good scenes, the script is too lazy for anyone to really save.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

I was disappointed.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

Despite occasional misfires, this Zac Efron comedy earns its laughs and delivers its life lessons.

Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union

It knows it has one thing going for it: teen idol Zac Efron. So it shows off that boy from beginning to end: shaggy hair, dreamy eyes, etc. ... '17 Again' is a virtual Efronathon, and I can't imagine his fans complaining.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Wholesome just isn't as wholesome as it used to be.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

I found him a sympathetic, and strangely believable, middle-aged dad.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Efron's adequate but completely anonymous work keep this from achieving true liftoff.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
Predictable but inventive. Efron is quite charming in this one.
Cassie Hill
A lot of great messages in this film about not conforming to the ways that others want you to & the bumps that happen along the way. In my opinion this is… More
Candy Rose
Mike is getting divorced as his wife is fed up with him. He has resented his whole life because it hasn't turned out as he dreamed. When he was a teenager… More
Jim Careter
17 Again was not a horrible movie, but I just have amassive hate for Zac efron and I don't think I will ever like him, but im glad this wasnt stupid or… More
Sophie Burgess
An easy, decent film that is aimed at young girls.
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Cast: Matthew Perry, Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon, Michelle Trachtenberg, Allison Miller, Tyler Steelman, Katerina Graham, Sterling Knight, Melora… More