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The Change Up

Comedy


 

A comedy in which a married father accidentally switches bodies with his best friend, leading to a series of wildly complex difficulties.

This instalment of the body-swap genre is ultimately a crass affair, and is largely dependant on shock value rather than wit – not to say it's completely devoid of any intelligence. Like its protagonists, the audience too will be split, as the film's talented cast push the boundaries of tastefulness. Some will find the perverse humour laugh-out-loud funny, while others will simply find it vulgar and clichéd. "The Change Up" is definitely borderline... it really could go either way.

Andrew O'Dea

Wide Release 7th September 2011
112 mins