• R, 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:    David Dobkin
  • In Theaters:    Aug 5, 2011 Wide
  • On DVD:    Nov 8, 2011
  • Universal Pictures

Latest News on The Change-Up

April 25, 2013

Ryan Reynolds and Tarsem Could Be Selfless

The duo is in talks for a body-switching thriller. More…

January 30, 2012

Rooney Mara Joins Soderbergh's Side Effects

She steps into the role originally meant for Blake Lively. More…

August 16, 2011

Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy Are Guilty of The ID Theft

Duo signs for the comedic tale of a man whose identity is stolen by an unscrupulous woman. More…

August 4, 2011

Critics Consensus: Rise of the Planet of the Apes is Certified Fresh

This week at the movies, we've got intelligent primates (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, starring James Franco and Freida Pinto) and a body swap (The Change-Up, starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman). What do the critics have to say? It seems we will never exhaust our collective need for Planet of the Apes movies. The 1968 sci-fi classic spawned four sequels (of wildly varying quality), a remake, and, now, a prequel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. And guess what? The critics say Rise is one of the best of the bunch, with dazzling effects, thought-provoking ideas, and plenty of action. More…

August 4, 2011

Total Recall: Body Switches

When Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds pee in a magic fountain and switch bodies during this weekend's The Change-Up, they won't just be setting up a bunch of wacky jokes about how being married with kids is different from the single life, they'll be extending a long Hollywood tradition. For decades, filmmakers have been fascinated with the possibilities of body-switching, and it's easy to see why: it's a premise that's equally useful for comedies, dramas, and sci-fi thrillers. For this week's Total Recall, we decided to take a look at some noteworthy examples, including a few from each of the genres mentioned above -- and some that aren't so easily categorized. Which are your favorites? Which movies would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments! More…

August 4, 2011

David Dobkin Talks The Change-Up, the Vacation Reboot, and More

The "Change-Up" director discusses his latest film, plus a number of the projects on his slate -- including "R.I.P.D.," "Jack the Giant Killer," and his King Arthur film. More…

August 3, 2011

Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman The Change-Up Interview

The star duo looks back at their time on the set. More…

June 10, 2011

Jason Bateman and Vince Vaughn Are Insane Laws

Bateman's in talks to join Vaughn for the comedy about best friends whose children fall in love. More…

September 22, 2010

New Roles for Leslie Mann, Carla Gugino

Leslie Mann has joined Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, and Olivia Wilde in "The Change-Up," a comedy about two friends who switch bodies; in other casting news, Carla Gugino has signed on to star opposite Jim Carrey in "Mister Popper's Penguins." More…