Watch Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds Explain Why You Should See THE CHANGE-UP

     August 2, 2011

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The body-switching comedy The Change-Up opens this weekend and stars Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds have taken it upon themselves to explain why you should go see it. The video is really funny, and features Bateman and Reynolds playing off of each other perfectly. Plus, there’s Green Lantern and grandma jokes, which is really all you can ask for.

Hit the jump to watch the video. The movie stars Bateman, Reynolds, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde and Alan Arkin. The Change-Up hits theaters August 5th.

Here’s the video:

Here’s the official synopsis:

Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman star in The Change-Up, from director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers), writers Jon Lucas & Scott Moore (TheHangover) and producer Neal Moritz (Fast & Furious, Click).  The R-rated 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 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.  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.

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