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17 Again [DVD]

Zac Efron , Michelle Trachtenberg , Burr Steers    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon, Matthew Perry
  • Directors: Burr Steers
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Eiv
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Aug 2009
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0027UY81S
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,688 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Comedy starring Matthew Perry and Zac Efron. In 1989, Mike O'Donnell (Efron) is a popular high school senior, a star on the basketball court and looking forward to a bright future at college and beyond. But everything changes when he learns that his girlfriend Scarlett (Allison Miller) is pregnant, and he gives up his college place to settle down with her and bring up their baby. 20 years later, things are not going too well for the 37-year-old Mike (Perry): he is separated from Scarlett (Leslie Mann), living with his billionaire best friend Ned Freedman (Thomas Lennon), his career at a pharmaceutical company is at a standstill, and his relationships with his teenage children are practically non-existent. Mike is unexpectedly given the chance to rewrite the script of his adult life when he finds himself miraculously transformed back to the age of 17. But how will he fit in with the class of 2009?

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I always wanted to give efron a (well deserved) punch in the face before i saw this, but the boy has actually redeemed himself - with the help of his sci-fi freak millionaire best friend (he makes the movie).
Thats all im saying
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than you might think .... 26 Aug 2009
By C. Jose
Format:DVD
Only a quick one and not really a review as such.

I was, not "forced", but kind of bullied into watching this by my Girlfriend. To be fair I make her watch a lot of my "arty" subtitled films or numerous Football Matches on the Tele, so I figured it was only fair I at least do her the honour of watching what I thought would be a "Chick Flick"

It's not, it's actually suprisingly good, the fella who plays Efron's best mate is hillarious, one or two real belly laughs, which again, caught me slightly off guard.

It is predicatable in places, it is dumb, but it's also really easy to watch and you can't help but really actually like all the characters in it.

Well worth a go, just try not to let on to your other half that you enjoyed it or she'll having you watching "PS I love you" in no time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Actually not bad 1 Nov 2011
By Jon
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I actually enjoyed this film. I've never been a fan of Zac Efron but thought I'd buy this film on the premise that it looked fairly interesting and amusing. It is different from the other gender/age/body swap films, in that it does not seem really ridiculous and over the top. Zac Efron is actually very good in this film, and there are some very funny moments with him (as his older self in the younger selfs body) interacting with the other teens in the film. Ned (Thomas Lennon) also provides a lot of comedy, in the secondary story line. It is worth mentioning as well that Matthew Perry is great as the older Mike.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, superficial film 30 Sep 2009
By Marly Z
Format:DVD
I am a self-confessed Zac Efron fangirl but even I've got to admit that when it comes to films and Efron, it's not his acting skills I am most impressed with, but rather his looks. So imagine my surprise while watching this film to discover that he can in fact act (and act very well).

The film's plot will not be winning any awards for originality - Mike O'Donnell was the school's star basketball player when he was 17 (played by Efron) and heading for big things, when Scarlett, his girlfriend, tells him she's pregnant. At that point Mike has to make a decision that will change the rest of his life - choose basketball and have the great future ahead of him, or give it all up and become a family man, taking care of Scarlett and the baby. He picks the later option, and fast forward 20 years Mike (now played by Matthew Perry) is in the midst of a divorce from Scarlett, alienated from his two children, stuck in a dead end job, and crashing at his mates house since Scarlett chucked him out and he doesn't have enough money to find his own place to stay. All the dreams he once could have achieved have dissappeared, and Mike is feeling pretty sorry for himself and angry at how his life turned out - until a chance meeting with a janitor and a stormy night by a bridge transform Mike into his 17 year old self again.

The film isn't exactly Oscar worthy, but I've got to admit having a bit of a weak spot for this kind of superficial teen movie (10 Things I Hate About You, Twilight etc) - it's easy, light fun, and the film is sure as hell enjoyable to watch if you let go of your cynicisms and grudges against Efron and high school films in general.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Zac's best performance to date! 12 Aug 2009
By Lindsey
Format:DVD
I really did enjoy this film; I thought it was a fresh take on an overdone plot. It is the performances in this film that set it apart from others of the same genre. Zac Efron proves he is not just a pretty face that sings and dances and brings life to his character, his performance is helped along by the brilliant performance of Tom Lennon who is so funny in his role of Ned.
The only problem I have with this version of the DVD is that it does not contain the same amount of special features as its blu-ray counter part which I found highly disappointing!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected. 6 Aug 2009
By Rachel
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Zac Efron (almost) sheds his High School Musical image with a film that appeals to an older audience rather than to a 'tween' one.

There are great similarities between '17 Again' and films such as Big and 13 Going On 30, except in this case, the main character Mike O'Donnell travels backwards in time and is allowed to relive the teenage section of his life, but in the current time period.

Overall the film was easy to watch, fairly well acted, comical at times (particularly the interaction with supporting actor Thomas Lennon) and much more grown up than expected - appealing not just to Efron fans but to parents with kids too.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Appeals to all ages 9 Aug 2009
Format:DVD
This film gave much more than i had anticipated. Thinking of more high school cheese and all that, well the film is more deep. Zac efron did some good and convincing acting in a difficult role. You will really notice this when compared old Matt's acting(chandler from friends)-dont worry its short! Ned (thomas lennon)was particularly hilarious also.

the story tells of Matt, a middleaged man with a troublesome relationship with his wife and 2 teen kids, on the verge of losing everything. His life, job and family is heading down a bad track as he wonders what "could have been" if his life had taken a different path. Reminded me somewhat of the whole "i could have been a professional footballer but i played with the big kids and injured my leg!" which seems to have affected a freakishly large percentage of the male uk population.

Anyway, his body becomes "17 again" so he can live out this dream. However Dad soon learns that instead of wollowing in self pity he is at risk of losing the best things that ever happened to him. Matt realises he took the right path, however crossroads have appeared for the family he cares so much for. Can he help them to choose the right path...?

As far as similar movies go:
both 13 going on 30 and big were opposite age switches but as 13.. spent most of the time with the character oohing and ahhing at random signs of adulthood id say 17 again was closer to Big is terms of a great film.

I'd say its still a "teen" film but went further than showing the extent of zac efron's hotness!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars 17 again
Very good, miner scratches and a good and funny film! Totally recommend for someone who loves comedies and obviously loves Zac Efron!
Published 1 month ago by Molly Melville
1.0 out of 5 stars Not very happy with this
I had this video a while before I watched it so my review is late but this video would not play
Published 2 months ago by Tina
5.0 out of 5 stars Hillarous
Funny, yet intriguing. Makes you really want to drive a sports car in a leather jacket and o back to your younger days.
Published 3 months ago by michgizmo
5.0 out of 5 stars Very, very entertaining
The whole family loves this film. The geeky best friend / fake father is hilarious at times. Re watched regularly. If you are thinking about it, get it.
Published 4 months ago by DRep
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality
The DVD itself was in really good condition... shame that the film was rubbish but then I'm not sure what I expected!
Published 6 months ago by AWS Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars deadly film
really funny for everyone to watch love it it was amazing and i would watch it a million times if i could
Published 6 months ago by Rachel Louise Fitzsimons Maguire
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for zac efron fans!!
Great film that me and daughter enjoyed watching on our girls night in together....good story , a feel good film!
Published 7 months ago by karena39
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful
this product turned up and doesnt work in any DVD player in my house or any games console.

Would not buy from this seller again
Published 7 months ago by miss laura wilkie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Loved it abit of alot!, Chick flicks are awesome, guy or girl its always an emotional funny film so yeah Great Film!
Published 8 months ago by Malcolm Hesketh
5.0 out of 5 stars Briliant!
This is great my daughter loves it and kept her quite entertained on our holiday journey a god send!
Fab seller arrived very quickly just as promised. 10/10 *****
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