The Change-Up

Synopsis: Growing up together, Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) and Dave (Jason Bateman) were inseparable best friends, but as the years have passed they've slowly drifted apart. While Dave is an overworked lawyer, husband and father of three, Mitch has remained a single, quasi-employed man-child who has never met a responsibility he liked. To Mitch, Dave has it all: beautiful wife Jamie (Leslie Mann), kids who adore him and a high-paying job at a prestigious law firm. To Dave, living Mitch's stress-free life without obligation or consequence would be a dream come true. Following a drunken night out together, Mitch and Dave's worlds are turned upside down when they wake up in each other's bodies and proceed to freak 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) and Mitch's estranged father (Alan Arkin). With time
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Director(s): David Dobkin
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

Got it.

Kirk out.


What are you doing here?

Oh, I just came

by to tell you

how incredibly proud

of you I am, son.

I'm pretty baked

right now,

but I think you're

being sarcastic.


No, dropping out

of high school

to be an actor was

a great decision.

I saw you in that commercial

for meat, incidentally.

That was the most brilliant portrayal

of baloney I have ever seen.

Why are you here?

Just came by to see if you'd

like to have some breakfast.

I can't. I got a super-duper important

conference call in 10 minutes.

You don't have a job.

You don't have any hair.


Well, then I'll just

say it here.

I'm getting married again,

and I'd like you to

come to the wedding.

When's the wedding?

Next Saturday.

My betrothed, Pamela,

would like you

to be there to

say a few words.

I'll catch the next one.

Yeah, right. Okay, well,

then I'd better get home

and boil my shoes.

Great visiting.

You, too.



And the

baby-eating monster

rises from

the deep! (ROARS)


Hey, Daddy, which one

do you like better?

The southern monarch or

the many-spotted skipperling?

I am a many-spotted

skipperling man, all the way.

The monarch is just a glorified

moth, don't you think?

Yes. I tend to agree.

Hi, Mom!


What a bad,

bad day.


The zoning board shut us

down for the millionth time.

Dr. Klein lost the twins'

immunization records.

And Cara got bullied

in ballet class again.

Did you tell Daddy?

Nicolette Peters keeps knocking me

over during the battement gliss.

Oh, I'm sorry, sugarbug.

Are you okay?

We just need to keep

striving for verbal resolution.

Yeah, yeah.

Verbal resolution, sweetheart.

So where do you want

to do this tonight?

Do what?

Dialogue Night.

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Jon Lucas

Jonathan Lucas (born October 29, 1975) is an American film director and screenwriter. He is best known for his collaborative work with Scott Moore, which includes The Hangover, 21 & Over and Bad Moms. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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