The Change Up

We have here a funny film, hilarious and pee inducing. The Change Up was produced and directed by David Dobkin, written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, and stars Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman as two guys, best friends but who live totally opposite lives and who get a body swap by a mysterious magic fountain. The movie also has solid supporting cast of Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde & Alan Arkin.

I don’t understand why this film didn’t do well while other similarly crude styled comedies did better. I found this to be funnier than most of the recent comedies like Hangover 1 & 2, Horrible Bosses & Bridesmaids. Anyway I hope the movie, which didn’t do well in the box office does better on dvd & Blu Ray.

  • So as established earlier responsible dad Dave Lockwood (Justin Bateman) & Mitch Planko (Ryan Reynolds) are best friends but they live different lives. Mitch is a carefree bachelor, who works in small acting jobs and sleeps around while Dave is an over worked lawyer with the needs of his wife Jamie (Leslie Mann) & 3 kids (twin babies included) clashing with that of his work but he manages, at the expense of romance time with his wife.
  • The scene where Dave has to change diapers and the baby’s ass cheeks part – all stops – and then it’s shit flies in the air to splash on his face is priceless!
  • Anyway one night after a lot of drinking the two friends admit to each other at the same time that they each envy the other’s life & would like to have the other’s life – while peeing into a fountain in the park. It is a magical statue with the fountain and they both get swapped with each other’s bodies. Panic initially arises!
  • Mitch in Dave’s body must do well at his friend’s work, juggle babies, family life and the role of a husband while Dave in Mitch’s body has to go act in a movie – his first leading role. Only on reaching the set he finds out that it is a porno movie and the sex scene with a huge titted porn star is hilarious.
  • Another sex scene is where Dave in Mitch’s body is convinced that having sex with the ball of fire Tatiana wouldn’t actually be cheating on his wife, as it is in Mitch’s body. An excited Dave sees Tatiana – an almost 9 months pregnant Tatiana who wants to have sex as it relaxes her! Unfortunately Dave cannot do it.
  • More gross humour is when Mitch in Dave’s body awaits Jamie in bed – she walks by, looking all sexy in the nude, Warrant’s Cherry Pie plays in the background, she smiles heads to the bathroom – and proceeds to shit with loud farting noises! The moment is gone for Mitch!
  • They then decide to make a real effort at it and a successful for a change. Complications arise when Mitch’s estranged father comes to invite him for his wedding and also in the form of Sabrina, Dave’s sexy assistant who hits it off with Mitch.
  • The two must find the fountain with the magical statue and find that it was taken away from the park and is now in a mall. The two go to the mall, find the fountain and pee in it – while shoppers are aghast. They are returned back to their respective bodies. Jamie is pleased to have Dave with more time for her & the kids while Mitch finally decides for a real relationship with Sabrina.

It’s funny, gross & gut busting humour but funny still. The lead actors are skilled enough to pull it off. Forget the box office, get this movie and laugh from beginning till end. 8 out of 10 for me!

Stargate Universe : Episode 39 ‚ÄúBlockade‚ÄĚ

We are down to the final two episodes of SGU. The Tenerans have been off the ship but some of Destiny’s crew wishes that they had stayed. Volker & Brody watches from the bridge as the ship enters a gas giant to replenish it’s reserves even if they seem to have quite a bit left. However as soon as they come out of the gas giant’s atmosphere they find bezerker drones & a control ship in front of them. It will take them exactly the same amount of time to get the FTL drive active as it does for the drones to reach them. The drones reach them and begin the attack, but Destiny is able to jump mere seconds later. Rush comes to the conclusion that the drones are predicting Destiny’s course and not actually tracking them and that the crew need to find alternative stars for recharging their batteries in order to avoid the drones.

David Telford is contacted using the long-range communication device and informed of the situation. He expresses disbelief that the drones could have blockaded every available star, but Eli points out that the drones only need to be at the next one, as they don’t have the power for any more attempts. They come up with a plan to divert Destiny to a blue super giant, something that the ship would never do on it’s own.¬†Volker objects to the plan, as the extreme temperatures would kill the entire crew. Rush explains that the crew will be evacuated, while a small team in Ancient environmental suits pilots the ship. Telford wonders why they can’t just set the ship to autopilot, so Eli explains that someone must stay to prevent the ship from aborting the attempt. Rush & Eli are the ones who stay behind along with Lisa Park who Young permission to collect the last of the medicinal plants, citing her experience with the environment suits.

The rest of the crew goes through the gate to a nearby planet, very similar to a modern town on Earth. The planet, probably a branch off from the Novus colonists, looks safe and hence two groups head off to find supplies, while the majority stay in the building that houses the gate. The groups find paved roads but oddly no vehicles and stop at certain stores. Meanwhile, Morrison has found a newspaper clipping indicating that the civilization on the planet was attacked and as he creates too much of a fuss, James is force to knock him out cold. The two groups are attacked by drones and at first hide in the stores. As they make their way back to the gate, Varro is able to  take out a couple of drones with a rocket launcher.

On the ship Park gets trapped in the hydroponics bay and they are unable to open the doors to let her out. Rush feels that her best bet is to jump into a pool of water in the bay and the environment suit should also be able to protect her. Park takes refuge in the collection pool as the garden burns around her as the ship moves through the blue giant. She is saved but loses her eyesight in the way too bright light as the dome shatters. As Eli has the doors opened to retrieve her, she cries saying that she gone blind. As the rest of the crew returns to Destiny, Young, Greer, Scott, and Varro watch as an entire Control Ship descends upon the warehouse building on the planet, though not quickly enough to stop them. Destiny now has a full tank of energy but TJ has to go and check on a despondent Park.