See Jason Bateman’s Taint in the ‘The Change-Up’ Red Band Trailer (NSFW)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
By Kevin Crossman

After last summer’s romantic comedy The Switch, a different kind of “switch” movie starring Jason Bateman is coming this summer. The Change-Up costars Ryan Reynold, Leslie Mann, Oliva Wilde, and Alan Arkin. The R-rated comedy has a raunchy pedigree, thanks to Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin and The Hangover scribes Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. The film is scheduled for release on August 5.

Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds in The Change-Up

Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds in The Change-Up

The red-band trailer debuted today and it earns every red pixel of the splash screen. There’s profanity, poop, and even Jason Bateman’s taint. Yep… Bateman’s taint.  The film’s official website is also active.  With all the on-screen talent, the film looks to be a must see, though Leslie Mann’s fans may not be ready for what they see. But this looks like a fun movie and both Reynolds and Bateman look to be up to the challenge forged by prior “switch” actors such as Hanks, Travolta, and Cage.

Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman


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 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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