The Change-Up
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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. 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 the &*#@ out. Despite the freedom from their normal routines and habits, the guys soon discover that each other's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You'd have to call the whole undertaking workmanlike rather than inspired."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"It's occasionally funny and a lot painful..."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"Cynical, tone-deaf junk that has nothing to contribute to the world but smirks and a general dismissive attitude toward human connection and interaction."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"It's easy to recommend The Change-Up for its over-the-top laughs and a pair of solid leads that succeed in offering a raunchy twist on a familiar formula."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"Luckily (Bateman and Reynolds') comic timing is convincing, otherwise this would be a total waste of time."
‑ Matt Neal, The Standard
"Pee-pee humor abounds in The Change-Up. There's also a lot of poo-poo humor. And ta-ta humor."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"The Change-Up goes downhill faster than a snowboarder strapped to a jetpack."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"The Change-Up is a comedy that can't find it's proper place in the demographic of anyone by freakishly pushing the boundaries of taste."
‑ Benjo Colautti, We Got This Covered
"A foul misfire that favors sex and gross-out gags over its somewhat affecting plot about married life and single life, and the sacrifices we all make for one or the other."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"The posters promise a film from the director of Wedding Crashers (David Dobkin) and the writers of The Hangover (Jon Lucas/Scott Moore). Pure rubbish ( ... ) would have been more accurate."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"This comedy doesn't work very well."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"Bateman, as always, is surpassingly good, even when the material isn't."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Overlong and overly obvious"
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"The key to the film is the chemistry between Reynolds and Bateman, who work off each other but can also be very funny in their own scenes."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Rude, coarse and morally repugnant."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Post
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