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"The Change-Up" (2011 movie) is a comedy, starring Ryan Reynolds ("Green Lantern," "The Proposal") and Jason Bateman ("Horrible Bosses," "Hancock") from the director of "Wedding Crashers," David Dobkin, and the writers of "The Hangover," Jon Lucas & Scott Moore, that takes the body-switching movie where it's never gone before.

Growing up together, Mitch (Reynolds) and Dave (Bateman) were inseparable best friends, but as the years have passed, they slowly drifted apart. While Dave is an overworked
"The Change-Up" movie scene with Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman
The Change-Up movie scene with Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman
lawyer, husband and father of three, Mitch has remained a single, quasi-employed manchild who has never met a responsibility he liked. To Mitch, Dave has it all: beautiful wife Jamie (Leslie Mann of "Knocked Up," "17 Again"), kids who adore him and a high-paying job at a prestigious law firm. To Dave, living Mitch's stress-free existence without obligation or consequence would be a dream come true.

Following a drunken night out together, Mitch's and Dave's worlds are turned upside down when they wake up in each other's bodies and proceed to freak the &*#@ out.

Despite the freedom from their normal routines and habits, the guys soon discover that each other's lives are nowhere near as rosy as they once seemed. Further complicating matters are Dave's sexy legal associate, Sabrina (Olivia Wilde of "Cowboys & Aliens," "Tron: Legacy"), and Mitch's estranged father (Oscar winner Alan Arkin of "Little Miss Sunshine," "Get Smart"). With time not on their side, Mitch and Dave comically struggle to avoid completely destroying each other's lives before they can find a way to get their old ones back.

Produced by Dobkin and Neal H. Moritz ("Fast Five," "The Green Hornet," "Battle: Los Angeles"), "The Change-Up" movie showcases a top-notch crew that reunites Dobkin with collaborators including cinematographer Eric Edwards ("Clay Pigeons," "Knocked Up") and production designer Barry Robison ("Wedding Crashers," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"). Joining the key team are costume designer Betsy Heimann ("Rush Hour 3," "Pulp Fiction"), editors Lee Haxall ("Tropic Thunder," "Austin Powers in Goldmember") and Greg Hayden ("Meet the Fockers," "Crazy, Stupid, Love."), and composer Joe Debney ("Iron Man 2," "No Strings Attached").

The executive producers of the comedy are Joe Caracciolo, JR. ("The Devil Wears Prada"), Ori Marmur ("Battle: Los Angeles"), Jeff Kleeman (NBC's "Friends With Benefits") and Jonathon Komack Martin (National Lampoon's "Van Wilder").


Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 112 mins.
Release Date: August 5, 2011
Tagline: Who says men can't change?
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Production Companies:
Original Films
Big Kid Pictures
Relativity Media

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