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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Erik Ball teaches high school theater, plays King Arthur in Excalibur’s Tournament of Kings, has eight years experience in puppetry and a great love of Fraggle Rock. The varied experiences came in handy when Ball chose Little Shop of Horrors for his directorial debut with Signature Productions, a local family-oriented theater company created in 1989. The challenge, among many others, was making a man-eating plant named Audrey II magically come to life. Here’s how he did it:

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