Mitch and Dave have been best friends since childhood but their lives have gone completely different ways. While Mitch has been trying to get hs acting career off the ground and for the rest has been having fun in life, Dave has studied hard, gotten a degree in law and has been making a great career while being married and having a couple of kids.
One night the two go out for a couple of drinks and little later they find themselves quite drunk in the park, pissing in a fountain, and talking about each other’s lives. When at that moment the two at the same time say “I wish I had your life”, the entire city blacks out. The next morning when they wake up, they find out they’re not in their own bodies any more…
Sound and Vision:
The video transfer comes with incredibly deep blacks that are so good that night shots will make you wonder where the bars at the top and bottom of the screen begin and the actual picture ends. Similarly, the amount of detail is extreme. So extreme that unfortunately, the CGI at times is blatantly obvious. Nothing bad to be said about this transfer at all!
Also the sound is of equal quality. The level of detail is very high and each little whisper will be heard, the music score is amazing and the only sad thing is that due to the nature of this movie, you won’t be using it as demo-material.
- Fist Fight Deleted Scene
- Gag Reel
- Time for a Change
- Family Matter
- Audio commentary track with director David Dobkin
A small number of short extras that are a bit on the promotional side of things and don’t offer too much real value.
The Change-Up is yet another body-switch comedy like we’ve seen so many over the years and just like most of them, there aren’t any surprises. In the story that is.
The surprise in this movie actually comes from the cast. Bateman and Reyonolds are perfect for their characters and bring some good acting to the movie that makes you truly get the feeling they switched bodies. This is what makes The Change-Up stand out of the crowd. It’s not the story as we’ve seen it so many times before, and it’s not the jokes as those too for the most part lack some originality. It’s the cast who make the characters feel alive and real that makes this one work.
The only downpoint is that with 112 minutes, there’s a point halfway through where the pace tends to slow down and things tend to drag along a bit. Fortunately, this only lasts for about ten to fifteen minutes and then things start shaping up and we’re off again for some enjoyable moments.