The Change-Up (Unrated)

The Change-Up (Unrated)
The Change-Up (Unrated)
  • NR
  • 1h 58m
  • 2011
Rotten25%
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Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman star in the outrageous unrated comedy from the director of Wedding Crashers and the writers of The Hangover. One drunken night, two friends admit that they wish they had the other’s life. Mitch (Reynolds) thinks Dave has it all: a beautiful, loving family and a high-paying job at a prestigious law firm. But Dave (Bateman) thinks Mitch’s stress-free life without obligation or consequence is the real dream come true. The next morning they wake up, hungover, in each other’s bodies, and proceed to freak out! 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.
© 2011 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten25%
Critics Consensus: There's a certain amount of fun to be had from watching Bateman and Reynolds play against type, but it isn't enough to carry The Change-Up through its crude humor and formulaic plot.
Reviews
Time Out
Trevor Johnston
Rotten

You'd have to call the whole undertaking workmanlike rather than inspired.

June 22, 2017
Houston Chronicle
Amy Biancolli
Rotten

Pee-pee humor abounds in The Change-Up. There's also a lot of poo-poo humor. And ta-ta humor.

June 22, 2017
New Yorker
David Denby
Rotten

This comedy doesn't work very well.

June 22, 2017
Salon.com
Andrew O'Hehir
Rotten

It's occasionally funny and a lot painful...

June 22, 2017
Toronto Star
Linda Barnard
Rotten

The Change-Up goes downhill faster than a snowboarder strapped to a jetpack.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Overly crude body-swapping comedy isn't for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this raunchy body-swapping comedy is more like The Hangover than Freaky Friday. From the opening F-bomb to the end credits, the movie is chock full of language ("f--k" is said in nearly every scene), sexuality (nudity includes breasts, a soft porn movie set, and a fully naked, very pregnant woman), and crass toilet humor. Plus, the movie's themes are actually pretty mature, revolving around two best friends who couldn't be less like each other but secretly envy each other's life. Because it stars two of the funniest actors in Hollywood (Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds), parents should expect even young teens to be interested, but this movie is definitely a "hard-R" for a reason.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:November 8, 2011
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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