Date And Switch (2014)



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High school seniors Michael and Matty have been best friends since 3rd grade. Still virgins, they make a pact to help each other "score" before Senior Prom - but their mission suddenly takes an unexpected turn when Matty announces that he's gay. (c) Lionsgate
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Nicholas Braun
as Michael
Hunter Cope
as Matty
Gary Cole
as Dwayne
Megan Mullally
as Patricia
Rob Huebel
as Pete
Larry Wilmore
as Mr. Vernon
Ray Santiago
as Salvador
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Critic Reviews for Date And Switch

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

The subject certainly isn't dated, but the film's dull post-John Hughes, sub-Judd Apatow style of comedy is like a just-buried time capsule full of accumulated clichés.

Full Review… | February 13, 2014
Top Critic

A largely enjoyable and credible coming-of-age romp, despite some forced broadness and uneven pacing.

Full Review… | February 13, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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Like a fresh ripple in the near-stagnant high school movie pool, Chris Nelson's "Date and Switch" balances formula with winning performers, genuine humor and a generosity of spirit that this genre too often lacks.

Full Review… | February 13, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

In its sloppy humor and unabashedly earnest expressions of friendship and romance, the movie feels like any likable, and generally forgettable, teen comedy. And yet with its casually handled twist, the genre ambles forward just a little bit.

Full Review… | February 13, 2014
New York Daily News
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It's a movie about being true to yourself that's reluctant to let its real character show. At any point that it looks likely to tweak sex-comedy convention or get truly weird, it reverses course at the last minute.

Full Review… | February 13, 2014
AV Club
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"Date and Switch" should have had something new to say about high school friendships. It doesn't.

Full Review… | May 21, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Date And Switch

A silly and completely forgettable teen comedy that stumbles on cliché after cliché while rarely being funny with artificial conflicts and uninspired dialogue (despite a few good moments here and there), but at least it does have a heart.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Starts off okay, had high hopes, but average in the end. Not awful, but not memorable either. Kind of a gay American Pie feel to it, but the sequels, not the original cast ones. Okay for the free rental it was, but not a movie I would buy or rewatch. If you like teen movies, and it's free on TV, you might not find it a total waste of an hour and a half.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


If you are a fan of teen comedies, you should like this fresh approach to this genre of the director Chris Nelson and writer Alan Yang. Starring Nicholas Braun, Hunter Cope, Dakota Johnson, and Zach Cregger, it was originally titled Gay Dude, but the name was changed for better marketing. For me was nothing special, but I can see that lots of teens would love it with a reason - completely different than most of the teen comedies recently, but still enough clichés to compare! The story of two best friends starts in their primary school... and moves to the time when Matty and Michael are still two best friends and virgins who vow to each other they will have sex before their senior prom. However, Matty tells Michael that he is gay, changing their quest... and putting lots of pressure on the friendship. On a budget under $2 million they could not go wrong and the producers will definitely get their money back. But, I really would not recommend this to anyone whose hormones are not raging at the moment. It had fun moments, not bad camera work, excellent editing but I will question the casting decisions!

Panta Oz
Panta Oz

Super Reviewer

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