The Change-Up (2011)


“These are called children, or dependents. Never disparage your own child. Everything they do is a miracle from God. When they’re bad, it’s only because they’re tired or going through a phase. When other kids are bad, it’s because of indulgent parenting or innate defects in the child’s character” – Mitch

Number of Times Seen – Twice (2 Nov 2011 and 11 Oct 2018)

Brief Synopsis – Two best friends who’s personalities are complete opposites somehow switch bodies and they must find a way to live the other one’s life until they can discover a way to switch back.

My Take on it – This is a film that I saw not long after it came out and liked it, but I enjoyed it even more this time around.

The jokes and scenarios in this film can get pretty crude, but within the context of things they still work quite well.

Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynold are perfect;y cast in this film because they both are able to play the dual personalities of the characters superbly and it actually feels as if they have switched bodies based solely on the way their characters speak and act.

This film looks at the sharp contrast between the lives of married and single people and they are able to keep thing both poignant and hilarious at the same time despite the crudeness of many of the scenarios depicted here.

Many of the situations that these characters get themselves into are quite relatable to most people and that helps keep things extremely fun the whole way through.

Bottom Line – Such a great premise that despite the crudeness of the film works quite well. Bateman and Reynolds are perfect for these roles and each plays the dual characters so amazingly that it’s easy to see why they were chosen for such roles. The sharp contrast between married and single life is shown so well here and keeps things both poignant and hilarious as things move along. many of the situations that these characters get into are quite relatable and helps keep things fun the entire time.  Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Ryan Reynold’s character Mitch expertly wields a samurai sword in the beginning of the movie. Reynolds acquired this skill for his role as Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Samurai swords are further seen with or referred to by the character Mitch throughout the movie. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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