The Change-Up Synopsis
An overworked lawyer and his seemingly carefree buddy awake to find they have switched bodies.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
If I must watch two men not be gay together for the 300th time this summer, those men should be Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The film is often funny and even more frequently vulgar, exploiting every last chance for raunch in the full-chassis exchange of two grown...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
No matter Bateman and Reynolds make The Change-Up seem a lot better than it is. Each earns a star in my review. The movie would be...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Like the kids in detention, The Change-Up wants to offend your sensibilities. It sets new records for scatological humor and profanity.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Soon enough it's back to stale jokes about spousal date nights.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The Change-Up should have fired on all cylinders. What went wrong here?
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40

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Tainted by a script (by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore) so risibly broad it makes "Wedding Crashers" look like Bergman in the Hamptons.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The Change-Up bravely attempts to revive the dormant subgenre but it's a lame effort that grows increasingly frantic and foul-mouthed as...
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NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
The Change-Up's spin on the material transplants the same old house on a crumbled foundation, trying to disguise its creaky familiarity...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Let's give this ghastly studio comedy a Truthiness in Advertising award, if nothing else.
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VERY, VERY Nasty and Dirty!

By 2cute2shoot
This movie was just too much for me and the other moms I knew who saw the sneak preview. They did warn us ahead of time and I wish I had left the theater. I LOVE Ryan Renolds and Jason Bateman but...

Hillarious!!

By zeldazero
Laughed through the whole movie. Anyone who didn't needs to get a life. It's a comedy, meaning suppose to make you laugh, not neccessarily a great story or even realistic or make sense but it made me...

change up..?

By daughtersFATHER
How about Changin' up Hollyweird? I mean this is ONE of THE SICKEST movies you could see. My son rented it. He will NEVER play such trash in my house ... at least while I'm in it. How can ANYone...

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horrible

By creativity
rented this and it was tasteless, horrible humor. i couldn't get past 20 mins. of it. even my 18 year old didn't like it. it is certainly not appropriate for kids under 18.. definitely a waste of...

Unexpectably Good

By chrisedillman
Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds? Who could go wrong! It's basically The Parent Trap but with adults living adult life. Bateman plays a hard working father while Reynold plays a carefree jovial male....

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Horrible Movie

By lauraof9
not funny, just perverted. walked out and got my money back. dont waste your time....

The Change-up: worth seeing if...

By YouGotGold
... you like comedies with awkward, fish-out-of-water, parenting / dating / sex / work situations, accompanied by a lot of swearing and some (very nice) bare breasts. Sure, you've seen the switching...

The Change up......Don't pass up

By sylar2744
Jason Bateman was outstanding in this movie as always. Ryan Reynolds not his best acting, but still delivered non stop laughs. Leslie Mann entertaining amd gorgeous as ever. This movie I have to...

More Info

Rated R | For Strong crude language, strong crude sexual content, some graphic nudity and drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Overly crude body-swapping comedy isn't for kids.
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