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The Change-Up


Aug 05, 2011

Latest Home Video

Nov 07, 2011

MPAA Rating



David Dobkin


Jason Bateman
Ryan Reynolds
Olivia Wilde


2011 Universal Pictures

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Still shot from the movie: The Change-Up.

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.


Married man Dave (Jason Batemen) envies the life of his single friend Mitch (Ryan Renolds). Then they unexpectedly change bodies. Now Dave is surrounded by a gaggle of women while Mitch has to face some fatherly responsibilities.

Content Details

Why Is The Change-Up Rated R?

The Change-Up is rated R for pervasive strong crude sexual content and language, some graphic nudity and drug use.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Change-Up...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Sexual Content:

- Detailed breasts, buttocks, and genitalia nudity shown in sexual contexts.

- Nudity in both sexual and non-sexual contexts.

- Portrayals of sexual activity (sometimes in a pornography context).

- Implied and simulated sexual activity

- Fondling.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Frequent and detailed use of sexual language, innuendo and references.

- Crude content.

- Frequent crude and detailed portrayals of bodily functions.


- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations, often in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, cursing and profanity.

- Ethno-cultural and sexual slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Detailed portrayals of illegal drug use for recreational purposes.

- Substance abuse.

Special Note:

On September 20, 2011, The Ontario Film Review Board reconsidered the rating it had previously given The Change-Up.

Previously rated: Rated 14A - Coarse Language, Nudity, Substance Abuse.

Classification Changed to: 18A - Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Crude Content

Detailed Observations include:

- Frequent slurs/sexual references

- Coarse language

- Slurs

- Nudity in a non-sexual context

- Limited instances of nudity in a sexual situation

- Illustrated or verbal references to drugs, alcohol or tobacco

- Crude content

- Substance abuse

- Bullying

- Embracing and kissing

- Fondling

- sexual innuendo

- Implied sexual activity

- Restrained portrayals of limited violence

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to The Change-Up.

This movie is like the adult version of Disney’s Freaky Friday, where a mother and daughter switch places. A father and son do a body swap in 17 Again. Another man gets a chance to see what life as a husband and father could be like in The Family Man.

Canadian Movie Ratings

18A Sexually Suggestive Scenes.
AB 18A Crude Sexual Content.
MB 14A Not Recommended For Children, Crude Content, Coarse Language, Sexual Content.
ON 18A Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Crude Content. (Rating reconsidered September 20, 2011)
QC 13+ Eroticism, Vulgar Language.

Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A

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Details on home video releases of The Change-Up...

The Change-Up releases to home video on November 8, 2011.

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