Granted, there’s nothing overly unique or novel about Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds’ “The Change-Up”, one of those body-switching movies that you’ve seen a dozen times before. Except this time they’re guys, one is married, and one is a horndog, and … well, that’s about it. It looks like a harmless enough little comedy good for a couple of laughs, but hopefully they didn’t give away all the good stuff with the trailers. Check out six clips from the film below.
Growing up together, Mitch and Dave 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, 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, and Mitch’s estranged father. With time not on their side, Mitch and Dave struggle to avoid completely destroying each other’s lives before they can find a way to get their old ones back.
Starring Olivia Wilde, Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Alan Arkin, Mircea Monroe, Ed Ackerman, Michael Beasley, Dax Griffin, Jeanine Jackson and directed by David Dobkin.
Changing it up August 5, 2011.
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