17 Again (2009)
Critic Consensus: Though it uses a well-worn formula, 17 Again has just enough Zac Efron charm to result in a harmless, pleasurable teen comedy.
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Critic Reviews for 17 Again
The good news is Efron can carry a movie on his own; he just needs to be more picky about what he chooses ... despite some good scenes, the script is too lazy for anyone to really save.
It knows it has one thing going for it: teen idol Zac Efron. So it shows off that boy from beginning to end: shaggy hair, dreamy eyes, etc. ... '17 Again' is a virtual Efronathon, and I can't imagine his fans complaining.
Efron's adequate but completely anonymous work keep this from achieving true liftoff.
17 Again is a reasonably entertaining time at the theater, offering something both for youngsters ... and for their parents.
While it's not in the same classic league, the movie has a nice Back to the Future vibe to it.
Audience Reviews for 17 Again
Predictable but inventive. Efron is quite charming in this one.
Mike is getting divorced as his wife is fed up with him. He has resented his whole life because it hasn't turned out as he dreamed. When he was a teenager he was popular in school with great potential in basketball. He returns to his school and meets a janitor who grants his wish to return to his youth. He is stuck in his 17 year old hot body. He realises he only wants his wife and family so sets out to win them back. At 17 he is played by the dashing Zac Efron. Very cute! Not the most original storyline but fun none the less. It's a bit like Back to the Future meets 13 again.
An easy, decent film that is aimed at young girls.
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