The Change-Up

(R) ★★☆☆☆

From the director of Wedding Crashers and The Hangover writers comes this weak and uninteresting farce. Jason Bateman, playing a workaholic lawyer, and Ryan Reynolds, playing his bongaholic buddy, magically change places while peeing in a fountain one drunken evening when each utters, “I wish I had your life!” Some comedies have the knack for shock value, but this film merely has the will to offend. The cast does what it can, but there’s just not much to like here.

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