Ryan Reynolds Says The Change-Up Is No Dumber Than A Movie About Talking Apes
It’ll be interesting to see what happens when Universal finally lifts the embargo on reviews of The Change-Up. Getting good reviews for comedy is tough, and it’s probably even tougher when your comedy is based on a worn out cliché like body switching as a premise. But, the movie seems intent on embracing what it is while acknowledging that yeah, the whole thing is pretty silly.
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.” Watch:
I’ve seen the movie and if I were allowed to talk about it I might tell you that this is a pretty accurate representation of the style of humor you’ll get when you go see The Change-Up, only with actual curse words instead of all those bleeps. Why not see it? It’s no dumber than a movie about talking apes.
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