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.
 
IMDB:
6.3
Metacritic:
39
Rotten Tomatoes:
25%
R
Year:
2011
112 min
$37,000,000
Website
387 Views

(BABY WAILING)

Your turn.

(GRUNTS) on, f*ck.

(GROANS)

(EXHALES FORCEFULLY)

Okay, I'm awake.

Good morning.

You guys are up

a little early today, huh.

Did we have some

nightmares or something?

(CRYING)

Let's see what

you made for daddy.

Let's see.

(GROANS)

I wouldn't like to sleep

with that in my pants, either.

But it did happen

once in college.

(LAUGHING)

Can you leave that

bottle alone, honey?

Can you put it down?

Honey... Sarah...

No, no! Sweetheart!

Damn.

I know. I'll have you back in your

warm little bed in one second.

Here you go.

Back to bed, sweetheart.

You got a fresh,

dry diapy.

Peter...

Peter, please!

Buddy, we talked

about the head thing.

Let me get you

all hooked up.

Hang on, don't fall.

(GRUNTING)

(FARTING)

Oh, no.

Peter... Oh.

(LAUGHING)

(GRUNTS)

Okay. A little

something for daddy.

(LAUGHTER ON TV)

(BABIES WHIMPERING)

(COMMENTARY ON TV)

(ELEVATOR DINGS)

WOMAN:
Steel, Kuhbach, McCloud Law Firm.

Good morning.

Good morning, Lockwood.

Good morning, Mr. Steel.

Thank you.

How are the kids?

Oh, they're terrific.

Just terrific.

Children are such a joy.

Yes, absolutely.

Always.

Any word on

the Amalgamated merger?

That's all but signed.

And just in time for your

partner review, no less.

Really? Oh,

I hadn't noticed.

I look forward to having

your antic sense of humor

in the partner suite,

Lockwood.

It can get

a touch dry up there.

Thank you so much.

Hmm.

But a Double Windsor?

Come on, son.

This is not the dog track.

No. Yes.

Yeah.

Absolutely not.

Thank you.

Hi.

(IMITATING STEEL) Seriously,

Dave, this isn't the dog track.

Yeah.

Good morning, Sabrina.

Last week he told me my shoes

were dangerously Italian.

(LAUGHS) what?

My turn with

the Amalgamated files?

Yeah, I adjusted the WACC to reflect

the new monthly projections,

and I pre-negotiated

articles 23 through 29.

Okay.

I like the way you had

it before, by the way.

Yeah. Thank you.

(EXHALES FORCEFULLY)

Good morning, Patricia.

(PHONE RINGING)

Hello. MITCH:
Penis, shit,

vagina, cock, wolf pussies.

Mitch. I'm at work.

(LAUGHS) Did I get you?

Yeah. You sure did.

You got me on speakerphone? Yep.

Did the secretary hear?

Yes, the secretary heard.

She heard it all.

(LAUGHS) That's awesome.

Not really.

How stoned are you right now?

I've taken some weed.

Have you?

Mmm-hmm.

Do you know what time it is?

Mmm-mmm.

It's like 9:
00.

Holy f*ck-knuckles.

Guess what I'm looking at right now.

A bong?

No, I found a futon on

the street last night.

I sort of had to fight a bum for it.

He was so thin.

And it also came with this

vintage Navajo pony blanket...

So I think that's

pretty much a win for me.

Mitch, you know the adults are

about to fire up a work day.

I know, I just miss you, dude, that's all.

I miss you, too.

We've been super best

buddies since third grade.

I haven't seen you

in forever.

Oh, I've been swamped.

We're sleep-training

the twins,

and I just haven't

had a moment to breathe.

I'm sorry, man.

I'm just super-excited to see you.

We are still on

for tonight, right?

David?

Yep.

(STAMMERING) Yeah, yeah, yeah.

For the thingy.

Braves-Marlins.

Please don't tell me that you forgot.

Didn't forget.

What time are you

going to pick me up?

(KNOCKING AT DOOR) Don't

you bail on me, David.

I am not going to bail.

If you bail on me, I'm going

to literally eye-rape you.

I got it.

I will actually place myself

inside your ocular... Oh!

It's my dad.

Mitch Planko, Sr.

making a rare appearance.

This guy f*cking hates me.

(WHISPERING) I'll pick you up at 6:00.

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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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