I have to admit I was skeptical about seeing this movie. After seeing the movie trailer I thought this concept was already done to death. Did I need to see another “Freaky Friday” style movie? I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after watching this movie I thought I was stupid for thinking this way.
The Change-Up stars Canada’s own Ryan Reynolds (Mitch) and Jason Bateman (Dave) who play long standing friends who grew up together but are now living completely different lives. Dave is a married man with 3 kids including 2 twins and is up for a partnership promotion at his law firm. Mitch is a free spirited single man who doesn’t hold a job down and is looking for his next big acting gig. Both have that “the grass is always greener on the other side” mentality about each others life that during a night of heavy drinking the two wish that they had each other’s life and thus begins the hilarity.
Directed by (David Dokin) who also directed The Wedding Crashers) and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (who also wrote The Hangover) this R-rated movie earns it’s stars.
If you want to go see a movie where you laugh from beginning to end, go see this movie! It was a great fun movie that I highly recommend it. I think this will be surprise hit of the summer movie run. The movie opens up on August 5, 2011 so get your tickets now!!!