The Change Up
Growing up together, Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) and Dave (Jason 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. 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 the &*#@ 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. — (C) Universal Pictures
Scott’s Take – 2 1/2 Stars
Another year, another swapping bodies comedy. Haven’t we seen enough of this already? That being said, I am becoming more and more impressed with Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds. They are both coming into their own as far as comedy is concerned. Don’t buy The Change Up, but don’t be afraid to throw it in your Netflix query.
Steve’s Take – 2 1/2 Stars
This is becoming a bore. This is surely not a movie to purchase, but just as Scotty said you can feel free to toss it in your Netflix queue for that night when you are bored with nothing to do and none of your friends answer their phone when you call.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:Part 2
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The much-anticipated motion picture event is the second of two full-length parts. In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here. — (C) Warner Bros
Scott’s Take – 4 Stars
What a GREAT way to end one of the greatest cinematic series of all time. HPDH2 deserves repeated viewing and multiple Oscar nominations. It is perfect! Not that this needs to be said, but get your ass out there and add this one to your Blu-Ray collection. Simply outstanding.
I haven’t been into Potter for a very long time, but I hear all the time about how I need to pick up from where I left off. I think the time will come soon. All signs point to making an investment with this Blu-Ray this week.
That’s all for this week. Obviously studios didn’t want to release any bigger films this week. Would you want to stake your movie sales up against a behemoth like Harry Potter? I didn’t think so. Next week we have the Tom Hanks/Julia Roberts clunker Larry Crowne. Have a great week.