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Rated R · 101 min. · 2011


Remember that scene in Idiocracy where a movie-theater audience enjoys an Oscar-winning film that's nothing but somebody's ass onscreen, just flatulating away? To me, that's The Change-Up, two hours of Hollywood farting in my face. There is a story amid this figurative and literal excrement: a dirty-minded Freaky Friday riff with Jason Bateman's workaholic family man switching bodies with his best friend, Ryan Reynolds' irresponsible, uber-douchey struggling actor.

See our full review: <i>The Change-Up</i> banks on our appetite for excrement

The Change-Up banks on our appetite for excrement

Jason Bateman does his most scene-stealing work when he's adorably sleazy, and Ryan Reynolds is a lot more appealing when he's not in asshole mode. »

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Director: David Dobkin
Writer: Jon Lucas and Scott Moore
Producer: Neal H. Moritz and David Dobkin
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde and Alan Arkin


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