Movie Review- The Change Up

It’s movie review day here at Glitter, Bliss and Perfect Chaos. This week’s movie review is for The Change Up. Which is a really great choice to start out Freaky Friday film reviews, as the premise is basically the same as Freaky Friday. Two people make a wish and switch bodies, so they can live the other person’s life. The fact that one of these bodies is hottie Ryan Reynolds and the other, funnyman, Jason Bateman, should make it entertaining!!

Really, this is the real reason I chose to see this movie over Planet of the Apes. Yes, little Van Wilder has grown up very nicely.

 

The Review: I fully expected this movie to be a great hookup. I knew we were going to have a fun, crazy night. And that’s exactly what I got, with a few surprises. I thought it would be one of those get drunk and do things we regret later nights, but that’s not all it was. As with switching body movies, the character’s goal is to realize that they want their life back, so parts of the movie was more touching than I expected. It was heartwarming, raunchy, and true, all at the same time. Leslie Mann, who plays the wife of Jason Bateman, brought a sweetness to the movie. Yet, the third word spoken in the movie was f*ck, so the audience and I laughed out loud quite a few times. My biggest dissapointment was that Ryan’s shirt was on for the majority of the movie.

The Verdict: This movie was definitely a Hookup. We had fun while it lasted, I think I’d like to see him again, but I’m pretty sure I won’t be taking him home to meet the family anytime soon.

Just a reminder of how we rank movies here at Glitter, Bliss, and Perfect Chaos:

One Star = Walk of shame.  I was in last night’s dress, carrying my shoes as I rushed off. I can’t believe I wasted my time on him and pray no one I know sees me.                     Two Stars = Bad date. He didn’t really do anything wrong, we just didn’t have any chemistry. Maybe he just wasn’t my type. I probably won’t answer if he calls.                Three Stars = Hookup. We had a great night together. Don’t know if it will be more than that, but it was sure fun while it lasted.                                                                             Four Stars = Stalking him. What a night! We danced, we kissed. Now if I could just get him to call me.                                                                                                                                   Five Stars = Happily ever after. I love him! I want to marry him, have his babies, and live happily ever after.