Review: The Change-Up

THERE’S a good reason why Hollywood has been reluctant to pump millions into body- swap comedies.

A scene from the film The Change-Up
A scene from the film The Change-Up

THERE’S a good reason why Hollywood has been reluctant to pump millions into body- swap comedies.

Since the 1988 classic Big, which saw Tom Hanks wishing himself to adulthood, the genre has pretty much failed to engage audiences.

The Change-Up continues the losing streak, asking the audience to believe that a bed-hopping slacker would really wish to swap lives with a workaholic family man.

Even if you did buy that, how about the enchanted fountain statue that serves to make their dreams come true?

The Change-Up was penned by the duo responsible for The Hangover and that film’s brand of filthy-minded lunacy spatters across just about every frame of this fitful fancy.

 

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