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The Change-Up

2

Frat-ish body-swap comedy

They’re still making body-swap movies, then. This frat-ish comedy only distinguishes itself from Vice Versa or The Hot Girl by having pals Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds switch bodies via the magic of fountain urination.

Bateman is the workaholic family man, Reynolds the foul-mouthed bachelor; they learn warming life lessons from each other by swearing and endlessly playing with their balls.

The leads are likeable and some gags hit, but the movie’s far more interested in making you gasp-laugh than in emotional development.

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