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Synopsis- Childhood best friends, Mitch (played by Ryan Reynolds) and Dave (played by Jason Bateman) find themselves envying each other lives as Mitch remains the attractive, unattached single man and Dave find himself eating his kids crap (literally and seriously). Soon the two are given the chance to walk a mile in each other shoes and they find that contentment is worth more than a million one night stands.
Well, the problem with this movie is everything- Dave (Bateman) plays his stereotypical, typecasted self- and that is the snarky, sarcastic douche. While Mitch (Reynolds) plays his stereotypical typecasted self- the 6-pack strutting, overconfident, snarky douche. Then add on top of that the unnecessary nudity, foul language and direct assault on marriage and you have this disaster of a film that’s only use can be seen, in the future, when needing something to burn to stay warm.
Yes, yet again Hollywood makes war on marriage making Dave the pushover, overworked lawyer, wimpy husband and father of three as a de-balled sissy while Mitch is the single, soft-core porn star man-child. This movies sucks on multiple levels and there is very little wonder why it did do poorly at the box-office. Even the moral was a bit jaded and raunchy and the fact that Olivia Wilde can be seen as anything other than a blue-eyed alien is just dumb.
Overall, this movie was an absolute waste and must be the typical bad rebound movie of a Hollywood star that has recently gotten divorced and wishes to send a message to the world that they are hurting. I really wish Bateman would do a better job of picking roles or leaving acting altogether because he is clearly typecasted in everything that he does. As for Reynolds, he needs a little more time from the spotlight since his breakup with Scarlett Johansson because this film is clearly sending a message- is to anybody its her. Don’t take the kids to see this movie nor your husband because he just might want to return to his man-child days if he hasn’t already done so.
Total Run Time:1 hr. 53 min.
Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Aug 5, 2011 Wide
Nov 8, 2011
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