Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds star in this fantasy comedy as two friends who swap bodies. Old friends Dave (Bateman) and Mitch (Reynolds) have wildly differing lifestyles, lawyer Dave is a family man, married to Jamie (Leslie Mann) with three kids, while eternal batchelor Mitch is happy to try and bed every woman he sees. While out on a rare drinking night together, the two friends, much the worse for wear, confess their admiration for each other's lives while standing in front of a magical fountain. The next morning, however, the pair are shocked when they wake to discover that they have swapped bodies. Initially intrigued by the novelty of their situation, it doesn't take long for Dave and Mitch to hanker after their old lives when events start to spiral out of control.
Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman star in The Change-Up, from director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers), writers Jon Lucas & Scott Moore (The Hangover) and producer Neal Moritz (Fast & Furious, Click). The comedy takes the traditional body-switching movie, ties it up tightly and throws it off a cliff. Growing up together, Mitch (Reynolds) and Dave (Bateman) were inseparable best friends, but as the years have passed they've slowly drifted apart. While Dave is an overworked lawyer, husband and father of three, Mitch has remained a single, quasi-employed man-child who has never met a responsibility he liked. To Mitch, Dave has it all: beautiful wife Jamie (Leslie Mann), kids who adore him and a high-paying job at a prestigious law firm. To Dave, living Mitch's stress free life without obligation or consequence would be a dream come true.
Following a drunken night out together, Mitch and Dave's worlds are turned upside down when they wake up in each other's bodies and proceed to freak out. Despite the freedom from their normal routines and habits, the guys soon discover that each other's lives are nowhere near as rosy as they once seemed. Further complicating matters are Dave's sexy legal associate, Sabrina (Olivia Wilde), and Mitch's estranged father (Alan Arkin). With time not on their side, Mitch and Dave comically struggle to avoid completely destroying each other's lives before they can find a way to get their old ones back.