Over the years, we have witnessed various films and series with great actor duos starring alongside each other. One such duo is Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman. In the past, Reynolds and Bateman have appeared in plenty of films. The actors have their charm and aura that no one can replace. Apart from that, both are incredibly talented and successful actors. However, both have also starred together in David Dobkin’s dark-comedy film The Change-Up. Here’s everything you need to know about the movie.
Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman in The Change-Up
Comedy-fantasy film The Change-Up was first released worldwide on 5th August 2011. The body swap comedy is a familiar genre to the audience. The movie starring Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds and American actor-director Jason Bateman has a similar concept. In the film, we see two inseparable best friends, Mitch (Reynolds) and Dave (Jason), who grew up together, come out utterly opposite as adults. Dave is a married guy with a simple life and a happy family. On the other hand, Mitch is carefree and single; a ladies’ man who’s irresponsible and has no decent job.
However, behind closed curtains, they both envy each other’s lives. To Mitch, Dave is living it up with a beautiful wife, a family that loves him, and a high-paying job at a renowned law center. But to Dave, his single buddy, Mitch has it all, a stress-free life, no responsibilities, no obligations, and on top of that, the bachelor life.
One strange night, the two friends get drunk and express their wish to live each other’s lives. In a scene, they are urinating in a fountain, lightning strikes, and they wake up in each other’s bodies. Initially, the two freak out but later decide to try to live each other’s lives. However, soon after, the guys realize that all that glitters is not gold. The chaos begins, and with time not on their side, both friends hilariously struggle throughout the movie.
The Change-Up also features The Cable Guy lead Leslie Mann and American actress Olivia Wilde. Academy Award Winner Alan Arkin is also a part of the film. Rotten Tomatoes has given the movie a 25% rating on Tomatometer, and the audience score is 47%. Although the movie has a predictable plot, the comic scenes will leave you in splits.
Is the movie available on Netflix?
Now coming to the question you wanted answers to. Is the Bateman and Reynolds starrer available on Netflix? To put it simply, yes, The Change-Up is exclusively available to stream on the streamer.
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