First of all, it wants to be a mature version of Freaky Friday. At several moments the film goes down some more dramatic side streets that feel natural because the characters have just enough depth for us to care. Meanwhile, Mitch gets to clean up his bawdiness and straighten up his waywardness while taking on the responsibilities of married life's daily grind, which includes changing the soiled diapers of two impish toddlers. Your review does not contain enough lines - the minimum length for reviews is 10 lines of text. In Atlanta, Dave Lockwood Jason Bateman is an efficient and dedicated lawyer that expects to be promoted to partner of the law firm where he has been working for ten years after a merging operation and a family man, married with the gorgeous Jamie Lockwood Leslie Mann and father of three children. Plug in a magic fountain activated by two different simultaneous urine streams and voila — body-swapping comedy. Get past the language and the baby pooh in the mouth scene.
This movie made me laugh a lot from start to end. Some thought definitely went into character motivation, otherwise we'd feel nothing. But it is E-N-D-L-E- S-S. If u don't like raunchy comedy don't watch this R rated comedy and go watch Home Alone reruns! Don't review or even rate it ffs go back and watch smurfs or whatever. And, you get to see a lot of beautiful titties. Out of all the reviews I read it seems that no one enjoys a good R rated comedy anymore.
Jason Bateman's character Dave wakes up bright and early thanks to his newborn twins, one of which projectile poos all over his face. Now it's not like we haven't all asked this question, I mean it's the most simple answer: Why when we were children did we want to be an adult? Jason Bateman still seems to be doing Arrested Development meets Couples Retreat so he's more at home in this dysfunctional movie than anyone else except Craig Bierko in a hilarious soft porn sendup but that's praising with faint damns. Growing up together, Mitch and Dave are best friends from childhood, as the years have passed, they have slowly drifted apart. I'm a big fan of comedies and this is probably my favorite one. True, it won't be everyone's cup of tea, but for someone like me who loves a good R-rated comedy, it's definitely worth going to. Body-switching movies are obviously not intriguing anymore. Why were these two still best friends? The movie attempts make up for the stupid acting and storyline with massive pornography and foul language.
It's a body-switching comedy - it's supposed to be unrealistic but so internally inconsistent? I say you'd be crazy to miss out on it. After watching further it occurred to me that the storyline is so absurd that no actor could possibly get a grip on it. Rather than she predictably believing them, things take a comic turn when Dave reveals a very private detail about her. The cast should be ashamed of this one, and want it removed from their resume. I turned the movie off as it had gone off the deep end. I hoped otherwise, but was seriously disappointed from that point on.
Bateman gets to be the raunchy one. Justin Bateman is so subtle in his comedy. He is titally a fish out of the water. The Change-Up tries to be unique by putting adult humor. One night, though, while going out and catching up after being vacant from one another's lives for a brief time, they get to talking about their lives and drunkenly wish they could take a walk in the other's shoes, but be careful what you wish for when you are pissing in a magic fountain.
On the other hand, Reynolds who mostly comes across as serious or amiable, gets to be the mildly offensive, profanity-spewing lothario, Mitch. Leslie Mann was the true surprise in the film. She takes the otherwise tiresome 'wife' role and turns it into something a little deeper. For example, imagine if instead of Bateman, we had Jonah Hill; or if instead of Reynolds, Chris Rock would have been hired. It throws a lot of profanity and boobs throughout.
If you're a Ryan Reynolds or Jason Bateman fan or a fan of body switching movies you'll almost certainly enjoy this film at least some what, despite it's rocky take off. So check your brains at the cinema door and just go with the absurdism. His best friend is the aspirant actor Mitch Planko Ryan Reynolds , who is single, reckless and unemployed, and a quitter that never concludes what he is doing. If somebody saying you're freaking stupid and you're freaking ugly too strikes you as funny and if a baby with a knife and a baby trying to electrocute himself is your idea of funny, then see this movie. It can be taken advantage of as best as the talents involved possibly can, but it always wins. Body swap movies are not very original but this one works. I enjoy crude humor as much as anyone.
It isn't funny, despite a decent cast. The premise is cute enough, if not already overused. This movie is just crude and wrong on so many levels that it's not enjoyable, it's more uncomfortable most of the time. Crude but hilarious; simple but effective. Because it's something we think looks great and when it happens you get the good and you get the bad and you sometimes realize maybe the bad outweighs the good and want the good back. With this film when the drama kicks in the comedy also picks up and flows better.
As the overachieving lawyer Dave with a stiff upper lip, Bateman steps into those loafers comfortably. Of course, I can't forget to mention the incredibly funny cast that worked so well together: Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann and Olivia Wilde. As it was in Crazy, the married man has the most to lose, and the film hangs its moral center on that premise. If you can believe that Olivia Wilde graduated law school at the top of her class and you think it's funny to see an 8-months pregnant nymphomaniac get made tro feel ashamed of herself, then this film is for you. To me, it's just a movie so I can get over the fact that it's the wrong message. Seeing them switch bodies to play opposite personalities and scramble amusingly to adapt to their new lives is central to the enjoyment of the movie. What happened to the days when everyone kept it simple.