Change-Up

Change-Up

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Director: David Dobkin

Cast: David Dobkin, Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann

     
 

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A married father and a swinging single swap bodies after a wild night of drinking, and do their best not to throw each other's lives into complete chaos while scrambling to figure out a way to get back in their own skin. Dave (Jason Bateman) and Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) grew up together. They used to beSee more details below

Overview

A married father and a swinging single swap bodies after a wild night of drinking, and do their best not to throw each other's lives into complete chaos while scrambling to figure out a way to get back in their own skin. Dave (Jason Bateman) and Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) grew up together. They used to be inseparable, but these days they're lucky if they cross paths every few months. Dave is a successful lawyer and happily married father of three; Mitch is a single sexual dynamo locked in a perpetual state of arrested adolescence. And while Mitch admires Dave for having a gorgeous wife (Leslie Mann), happy kids, and a high-paying job, Dave envies his unhitched pal's freewheeling lifestyle and his ability to bed any woman who shoots him a seductive glance. Then one night, after having a few too many, Mitch and Dave voice their mutual admiration for one another, never once suspecting they might be about to find out how the other half lives. However, upon waking up the following morning, the two lifelong pals discover that they have somehow traded places. At first the thought of getting a momentary reprieve from their regular routines is an amusing novelty, but the longer it lasts, the more they just want their old lives back. Just when it seems that things can't get any more complicated, Dave's stunning legal associate Sabrina (Olivia Wilde) drops a bombshell, and Mitch gets a surprise visit from his estranged father (Alan Arkin).

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
The Change-Up opens with a shot of diaper fodder straight to the gullet and ends with a tender moment between two lifelong pals -- effectively continuing the contemporary, Apatow-inspired trend of melding gross-out comedy with endearing drama. Of course, with Wedding Crashers already a standout title on his resumé, director David Dobkin has indeed displayed talent for delivering a raunchy punchline. But when it comes to The Change-Up, whether or not you'll find yourself in stitches largely depends on your tolerance for Ryan Reynolds' über-douche personality, and -- to a larger extent -- Jason Bateman offering his best imitation thereof. Dave (Bateman) and Mitch (Reynolds) grew up together. They used to be inseparable, but these days they're lucky if they cross paths every few months. Dave is a successful lawyer and happily married father of three; Mitch is a single sexual dynamo locked in a perpetual state of arrested adolescence. While Mitch admires Dave for having a gorgeous wife (Leslie Mann), happy kids, and a high-paying job, Dave envies his unhitched pal's freewheeling lifestyle and his ability to bed any woman who shoots him a seductive glance. Then one night, after having a few too many, Mitch and Dave voice their mutual admiration for one another, never once suspecting they might literally be about to find out how the other half lives. However, upon waking up the following morning, the two disparate friends discover that they have somehow traded places. At first, the thought of getting a momentary reprieve from their regular routines is an amusing novelty, but the longer it lasts, the more they just want their old lives back. Just when it seems that things can't get any more complicated, Dave's stunning legal associate Sabrina (Olivia Wilde) drops a bombshell, and Mitch gets a surprise visit from his estranged father (Alan Arkin). Back in the 1980s, it seemed like you couldn't walk into a movie theater or look at cable TV listings without running across 18 Again!, Vice Versa, or Like Father, Like Son. Penned by Hangover screenwriters Scott Moore and Jon Lucas, The Change-Up updates the familiar "body swap" concept for a grown-up audience by giving it a vulgar edge and contrasting the lives of an arrested adolescent with a devoted family man and professional instead of the traditional older/younger exchange. And you've got to give them credit for trying; hardly a minute goes by in The Change-Up without some crude sight gag befouling our eyes or inventive profanity teasing our cochleas. With a subplot concerning the hardships of marriage and parenthood, there's no questioning that the writers have strived to give the film some much-needed heart: scenes of Mitch (in Dave's body) struggling with the messy peculiars of fatherhood are exaggerated for maximum comic effect yet still manage to capture the daily stresses of raising a family and also maintaining a career, while the contrasting scenes of Dave (in Mitch's body) pondering the prospects of being single again take the comedy in a lighter direction until the film's heartfelt climax. For the Ryan Reynolds fan, The Change-Up might just be the funniest movie ever made; for everyone else, it's about as funny as a dirty diaper at 3:00 a.m.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/08/2011
UPC:
0025192075971
Original Release:
2011
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:58:00
Sales rank:
12,948

Special Features

Deleted scenes ; Hilarious gag reel ; The making of The Change-up; Feature commentary

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ryan Reynolds Mitch Planko
Jason Bateman Dave Lockwood
Leslie Mann Jamie Lockwood
Olivia Wilde Sabrina McArdle
Alan Arkin Mitch's Dad
Mircea Monroe Tatiana
Gregory Itzin Flemming Steel
Ned Schmidtke Ted Norton
Ming Lo Ken Kinkabe
Sydney Rouviere Cara Lockwood
Dax Griffin Blow-Dried Goon
Andrea Moore Sophia
Matthew Cornwell Parks Foreman
Craig Bierko Valtan
Taaffe O'Connell Mona
Cooper Gore Neighbor's Kid
Fred Stoller Movie Set PA
Faith Alhadeff Nicolette Peters
Luke Bain Peter Lockwood
Lauren Bain Sarah Lockwood
Vickie Eng Erin Walsh
Jamie Renell Lawyer
Amber Seyer Beautiful Woman
Kenny Alfonso Businessman at Sonsie Cafe
Joe Knezevich Amalgamated Exec
T.J. Hassan Kinkabe Lawyer
TJ Hassan Kinkabe Lawyer
Matt Stanton PA
Patricia French Dave's Secretary
Jeanette Miller Grandma Taylor
Gabe Wood Neighbor
Greg Savage Contruction Worker
Adam Boyer Tattoo Artist
Ed Ackerman Victor
Jeanine Jackson Carla Nelson
Bailey Anne Borders Babysitter
Anton Mertens Amalgamated Attorney
Anna Colwell Cute Girl in Elevator
Paul Barlow Amalgamated Attorney
Steven Dean Davis Tattoo Artist
Anthony Breed Amalgamated Attorney
Suzanne Arkin Pamela
Jason Benjamin Amalgamated Attorney
Gary Babiarz Amalgamated Attorney
Dimitrius Pulido Greased-Up Lorno Guy
Matthew Rimmer Tattoo Artist
Clay Chamberlain Boom Operator
Blake Goza First AD
Ken Delozier Minister
Ryter Shay Cannon Tommy
Arin Logan Sexy Girl In Bar
Martha Bird Knighton Old Lady
Lindsey Blackwell Little Girl
Michael Beasley Security Guard
Clay Edmond Kraski Security Guard
Lindsey Walden Photo Double
Jérémie Lippmann Construction Worker

Technical Credits
David Dobkin Director,Producer
Matt Aberle Musical Direction/Supervision
Joseph M. Caracciolo Executive Producer
John Debney Score Composer
Eric Edwards Cinematographer
Jann K. Engel Set Decoration/Design
Chris Fogel Sound Mixer
Lee Haxall Editor
Greg Hayden Editor
Betsy Heimann Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeff Kleeman Executive Producer
Jon Lucas Screenwriter
Ori Marmur Executive Producer
Jonathan Komack Martin Executive Producer
Jonathan McGarry Asst. Director
Thomas Minton Art Director
Scott Moore Screenwriter
Neal H. Moritz Producer
Barry Robison Production Designer
Marco Rubeo Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Change-Up
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16
17. Chapter 17
18. Chapter 18
19. Chapter 19
20. Chapter 20
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16
17. Chapter 17
18. Chapter 18
19. Chapter 19
20. Chapter 20

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