Here’s the movie that might just out-Hangover The Hangover: Part II at the box office this summer. It even comes from the same writing team.
The Change-Up‘s premise is simple: A bit of magic transforms family man Jason Bateman into the sexaholic Ryan Reynolds, and vice versa. The hilarity comes from Reynolds being forced to deal with poopy diapers and a wife who doesn’t shut the bathroom door, and Bateman getting lots of T&A. The dilemma comes from whether accepting T&A is wrong when you’re in another man’s body.
It doesn’t look great, but it doesn’t look horrible. It looks…typical. Maybe I just like Bateman and Reynolds too much to completely dismiss it. But oh, how I wish both actors would find a smart and sophisticated comedy to show off their funniness. An Arrested Development kind of comedy. (That’s not a plea for a AD movie. I would just like 2 hours of that kind of wit.) And who knows? Maybe this is. If you boiled Arrested Development down to a poopy sizzle reel, it probably wouldn’t look good either.
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