The Change-Up – Trailer, Photos, and Cast

Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds in The Change-Up
Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds in 'The Change-Up' - © Universal Pictures
We’ve seen body-swapping comedies before, so what sets The Change-Up apart? Well, it has Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman as the victims of a bizarre bit of magic. No other body-swapping comedy features those two actors…

Starring: Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman [full cast list under the ‘Cast’ tab] Directed By: David Dobkin
Release Date: August 5, 2011
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 1 hour 52 minutes
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive strong crude sexual content and language, some graphic nudity and drug use

Official Synopsis: Growing up together, Mitch (Reynolds) and Dave (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 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 (Wilde), and Mitch’s estranged father (Alan Arkin). 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.

[tabs style=”default” title=”‘The Change-Up’ Resources”] [tab title=”Cast”] Ryan Reynolds – ‘Mitch’
Jason Bateman – ‘Dave’
Leslie Mann – ‘Jamie’
Olivia Wilde – ‘Sabrina’
Alan Arkin – ‘Mitch’s Dad’
Mircea Monroe – ‘Tatiana’
Gregory Itzin – ‘Flemming Steel’
Ned Schmidtke – ‘Ted Norton’
Ming Lo – ‘Ken Kinkabe’
Craig Bierko – ‘Valtan’
Sydney Rouviere – ‘Cara Lockwood’
Andrea Moore – ‘Sophia’
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Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman in The Change Up
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