The Change-Up (2011), starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman, is currently the number-two film on Netflix, where it is sitting close behind the number-one film, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (one of the highest-grossing films of 2023). The Change-Up was uploaded to the streaming site on November 1, and it appears viewers are loving the star-studded throwback.
This 2011 Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman Comedy Just Shot to #2 on Netflix’s Top Movies List
Talk about a throwback
From director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers, Fred Claus) and screenwriters Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (The Hangover, Bad Moms), this star-studded flick features a classic body-swapping scenario à la Freaky Friday or 17 Again.
When longtime best friends Dave (Bateman) and Mitch (Reynolds) go out for drinks one night, they realize they are both jealous of each other's lives. Dave has a wife, three kids and a steady job, while Mitch is a single bachelor who never knows what he'll be doing from one day to the next. However, when a strike of lightning causes the two buds to switch bodies, they realize that living like one another may not be so easy after all.
It's no surprise to see this Bateman-Reynolds flick uploaded to Netflix, given that the two stars have worked with the streaming platform on numerous occasions.
For four seasons, Bateman played the lead role of Martin "Marty" Byrde on Ozark, a Netflix original series in which he also served as one of the directors. In 2019, he received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, thanks to his work on the series.
Meanwhile, Reynolds has starred in the hit Netflix original films The Adam Project and Red Notice, with the latter still holding the record as the most-watched movie on Netflix within its first 28 days of availability.
We’ll never say no to some laughs.
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