The Change-Up (1)
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What could be funnier than two very different men switching bodies? It’s clearly a situation that is just ripe for comedy, right? Well, that all depends on your perspective. In Hollywood movies, those male gaze stories are often hilarious of you’re a man, and downright disturbing if you’re a woman. That’s because in Hollywood, rape culture and male-centred body-switch movies go hand in hand. 

2011’s The Change-Up is male fantasy made celluloid. Directed by David Dobkin, and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, it stars Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman as best friends Mitch Planko and Dave Lockwood, respectively. Mitch (Reynolds) is a seemingly carefree, single actor who sometimes makes porn films, while Dave (Bateman) is a stressed out married father of three who is about to ma...

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