Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Movie Review: The Change-Up

I have been so busy blogging about events, I realized I was completely ignoring what made me start blogging in the first place: movies.

The name of my blog, Wonder Woman Rises, was obviously inspired by the upcoming movie "The Dark Knight Rises", so I am incredibly disappointed in myself for not having blogged about movies as much as I used to or as much as I should.

Having said that, I was pleasantly surprised when the babydaddy subtly begged me to go on a pizza and movie date last night and to leave everything else behind for a change. I am also happy that we decided to watch "The Change-Up" instead of "I Don't Know How She Does It". I loved it! :)

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In a nutshell, "The Change-Up" is exactly like "Freaky Friday", but for adults. Or for dudes. However you want to see it. Either way, it's a good movie.

The premise is simple: two best friends - one a dad (Jason Bateman), the other a playboy (Ryan Reynolds) - get drunk one night, pee in a fountain and say "I wish I had your life" at the same time. The city lights all go out and the next day, they wake up in each other's bodies.

Photo taken from Brothersoft Wallpapers

Despite the unoriginality of the concept, the movie itself is completely hilarious - but what do you expect from the writers of "The Hangover" and the director of "The Wedding Crashers", really? And it's not just a comedy, either. It has a lot of heartfelt moments that even those who aren't fond of crude humor are sure to appreciate.

There is one particular scene that I just need to mention: the babies-in-the-kitchen scene. I swear I was squeezing the babydaddy's arm the entire time and my heart stopped for about a good ten minutes while watching it. I had never been so nervous in my life. Must be the mommy in me! :p

Photo taken from Brothersoft Wallpapers

The actors are impeccably cast, as well, and guys, you'll get to see some butt action from Olivia Wilde and even some boob action - though computer-generated - from Leslie Mann in this. Must-see? I think so.

Photos taken from Brothersoft Wallpapers

What I loved the most about this movie, though, is that it is so true. Having gone through the dating-around phase of my life and while now currently going through the mommy phase of my life myself, I have seen the best and the worst of both worlds - and this movie portrays both the good and the bad of those worlds perfectly.

My official rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Yes, it is true that there is a lot of profane language in this movie and various disgusting scenes involving baby poop and light porn, as well; but that doesn't destroy the magic that it makes.

If you don't mind adult humor and just want to enjoy a movie without having to think too much, then you will especially love this movie, too.


  1. Besides Freaky Friday, this also reminds me of "When In Rome" with the whole fountain wish thing. Hmm thinking about seeing this! :) Well-written review, Angel! See you soon! :)

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  2. It's good to know your opinion ;) Now i just might go and see it :)

  3. Oohh. I wanna watch! 'How does she do it also seems interesting to watch.' :) Wanna see that too! :)

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