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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.

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive strong crude sexual content and language, some graphic nudity and drug use.

Why is The Change-Up rated R?

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

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

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

The Change-Up
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Sexually Suggestive Scenes.
Alberta 18A Crude Sexual Content.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Crude Content, Coarse Language, Sexual Content.
Ontario 18A Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Crude Content. (Rating reconsidered September 20, 2011)
Quebec 13+ Eroticism, Vulgar Language.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 18A