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17 Again

"Oh, to be young once more," wishes Mike O'Donnell (Matthew Perry). Unhappy with his life and missed opportunities, the 37-year-old man is both surprised and delighted when he is given an unexpected chance to be 17 Again (his teenaged self is played by Zac Efron). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 101
Theater Release: 17 Apr 2009
Video Release: 11 Aug 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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In the opposite scenario, a young girl wishes she could skip the problems associated with adolescences and finds herself 13 Going On 30. A mother and daughter experience the generation gap from each other’s perspective when they swap bodies in Freaky Friday. Actor Zac Efron will be familiar to teen audiences from his performances in High School Musical, High School Musical 2 and High School Musical 3:Senior Year.

Home Video Extra Features

Release Date: 11 August 2009

17 Again releases on DVD with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English) and subtitles in English and Spanish. The disc includes both wide and full screen versions of the movie.

But if you really want to relive this film, the 3-Disc Blu-ray edition, which comes with a bonus DVD copy of 17 Again, offers a lot more movie memorabilia, such as:

-Additional Scenes.

- Featurettes: Zac Goes Back, Going Back To 17, “Way Cool” Tell All Trivia Track, Breakin’ Character Outtakes, Zac’s Dance Flashback, Zac Attacks and Tom Lennon & Melora Hardin   Unfiltered.

- Interactive Features: BD Live   Media Center

- Digital copy of the movie.

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