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USA: Universal Pictures
UK: Universal Pictures International (UK)
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, Mircea Monroe, Gregory Itzin, Ned Schmidtke, Lo Ming, Sydney Rouviere, Dax Griffin, Andrea Moore, Matthew Cornwell
Director: David Dobkin
USA & UK: 112 mins
USA Rated: R for pervasive strong crude sexual content and language, some graphic nudity and drug use
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, sex, sex references and drug use
USA Release Date: 5 August 2011
UK Release Date: 16 September 2011
From David Dobkin, director of WEDDING CRASHERS, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the writers of HANGOVER, and producer Neal Moritz (FAST & FURIOUS, CLICK). THE CHANGE-UP stars Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman in a comedy that takes the traditional body-switching movie, ties it up tightly and throws it off a cliff.
Growing up together, best friends Mitch (Reynolds) and Dave (Bateman) were inseparable. Over the years though 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.