The Change-Up (2011)

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Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman star in The Change-Up, from director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers), writers Jon Lucas & Scott Moore (The Hangover) and producer Neal Moritz (Fast & Furious, Click). The R-rated comedy takes the traditional body-switching movie, ties it up tightly and throws it off a cliff.

Growing up together, Mitch (Reynolds) and Dave (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. To Mitch, Dave has it all: beautiful wife Jamie (Leslie Mann), kids who adore him and a high-paying job at a prestigious law firm. To Dave, living Mitch's stress free life without obligation or consequence would be a dream come true.

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 lives are nowhere near as rosy as they once seemed. Further complicating matters are Dave's sexy legal associate, Sabrina (Olivia Wilde), and Mitch's estranged father (Alan Arkin). With time not on their side, Mitch and Dave comically struggle to avoid completely destroying each other's lives before they can find a way to get their old ones back.
The Change-Up Release Date
In Theaters August 5, 2011
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Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin
Directed by: David Dobkin
Produced by: David Dobkin, Neal H. Moritz
Distributor: Universal Pictures
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How many monkeys...sorry, apes...does it take to make a Planet of the Apes prequel? About $93 million worth. And that's a small price tag for a movie where a vast majority of the shots include at least one, and often dozens, of CGI chimps, gorillas or orangutans. And it's partly thanks to that relatively modest budget that Rise of the Planet of the Apes can expect to become a profitable movie this summer. The film banked a solid $54 million as the number one entry this weekend.
by Scott Gwin August 7, 2011 discussion comments
Ryan Reynolds Says The Change-Up Is No Dumber Than A Movie About Talking Apes Ryan Reynolds Says The Change-Up Is No Dumber Than A Movie About Talking Apes
Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds star in the film and they’ve gotten together to create this extremely strange, but generally hilarious Change-Up promo as a way of convincing you to see it. Reynolds sells his comedy this way in the video: “Body switching is a pretty stupid f*cking idea, but the movie’s funny if they go they’ll laugh their dick off.”
by Josh Tyler August 2, 2011 discussion comments
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Another big week for the big screen. We’ve got a couple of monkeys running around f#$%ing everything up and also the new Planet of the Apes movie is coming out. Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer.
by Doug Norrie July 31, 2011 discussion comments
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by Sean O'Connell June 18, 2011 discussion comments
The Change-Up Set Visit Interview: Ryan Reynolds And Jason Bateman The Change-Up Set Visit Interview: Ryan Reynolds And Jason Bateman
Below you can see our on-set roundtable conversation with Bateman and Reynolds, in which the obvious rapport between the two longtime friends made both for a great interview and a good sign of the comedic chemistry we can look forward to in The Change-Up
by Katey Rich June 1, 2011 discussion comments
Set Visit Report: Ryan Reynolds And Jason Bateman Get Raunchy In The Change-Up Set Visit Report: Ryan Reynolds And Jason Bateman Get Raunchy In The Change-Up
We watched director David Dobkin take Ryan Reynolds through dozens of different versions of the short scene, in which the little girl asks "Uncle Mitch" to attend her dance recital and he responds with everything from "Only if it's exotic dance" to "Absolutely not. Now go upstairs and do something with your hair"
by Katey Rich May 31, 2011 discussion comments
Green Band Trailer For The Change Up Introduces New Footage Green Band Trailer For The Change Up Introduces New Footage
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by Eric Eisenberg May 11, 2011 discussion comments
Red-Band Trailer For The Change-Up Gives Us Naked Jason Bateman Red-Band Trailer For The Change-Up Gives Us Naked Jason Bateman
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by Katey Rich April 20, 2011 discussion comments
Leslie Mann Joins Ryan Reynolds And Jason Bateman In The Change-Up Leslie Mann Joins Ryan Reynolds And Jason Bateman In The Change-Up
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by Katey Rich September 21, 2010 discussion comments
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