The Change-Up
The Change-Up (2011)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 5, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 8, 2011
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: There'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.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

You'd have to call the whole undertaking workmanlike rather than inspired.

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Andrew O'Hehir

It's occasionally funny and a lot painful...

Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Although the lack of originality of the concept really brings down its appeal, audiences will enjoy watching this recycled story unfold with the two newest performances.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

Pee-pee humor abounds in The Change-Up. There's also a lot of poo-poo humor. And ta-ta humor.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

The Change-Up goes downhill faster than a snowboarder strapped to a jetpack.

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Craig D. Lindsey

If you still enjoy the sort of bathroom humor that had you in hysterics back in grade school, this movie delivers those juvenile gags (in every sense of the word) in droves.

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David Denby
New Yorker

This comedy doesn't work very well.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Bateman, as always, is surpassingly good, even when the material isn't.

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

R-rated comedies these days, like 'The Hangover' and 'Bad Santa,' employ a relentless bombardment of cheap, gross toilet humor and nonstop cursing -- because it usually works.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
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[img][/img] So it turned out to be funnier than I thought it was going to be. I chuckled a… More
Daniel Perry
Maybe I shouldn't admit it - look how hard the critics were on this movie! - but I laughed my head off watching this film. Dude comedy of the crassest,… More
Josh Lewis
It's not nearly as funny as it thinks it is, but rather crude and underwhelming considering the talent involved. It could have been much funnier. It's… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Two person suddenly changing bodies because each other envy the other's life until they realized that "I don't want his life, I like mine… More
Alexis Nomm
Like Freaky Friday with a lot more dude humor and tits. I love Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds.. I don't think they could have gotten two better guys.
Cast: Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Olivia Wilde, Leslie Mann, Mircea Monroe, Alan Arkin, Shannon Guess, Jeanine Jackson, Sydney Rouviere Director: David… More