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Careful what you wish for; THE CHANGE-UP (15, 112 mins) 5/10.

OVERWORKED Lawyer Dave Lockwood (Jason Bateman) is on the verge of securing the vice presidency at his firm.

Dedication to his job has dulled his marriage to wife Jamie (Leslie Mann) and taken him away from his three children. Dave's best friend Mitch Planko (Ryan Reynolds) is a fast-talking, jobbing actor, who ricochets from one meaningless sexual encounter to the next.

One drunken night, the two bemoan their lots and proclaim, "I wish I had your life," as they urinate in a fountain. The next morning, Dave and Mitch are trapped in each other's bodies and have no obvious way to change back.

Mitch as Dave must complete a multi-million dollar contract negotiation, while Dave as Mitch must star in an adult film directed by Valtan (Craig Bierko) and woo legal colleague Sabrina (Olivia Wilde).


* ROLE CHANGE: Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds in The Change-Up
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Sep 16, 2011
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