Friday, May 22, 2009

17 Again

17 Again
Rated PG-13
102 Minutes
Nicole’s Rating: B+
(non-spoiler)

I had to get the horrible images from that last movie out of my mind, so I headed to the theater not knowing what to watch. Lo and behold there was a teen comedy and I thought what the heck, I'll give it a shot and I'm very happy I did.

Mike O'Donnell is stuck in a mid-life crisis; going through a divorce, not getting promoted at a job that he's been at for 15 years and his kids are not speaking to him. He meets up with his spirit guide to give him a 2nd chance on life turning him back into a teenager.

The overall story was your typical story of body switching and somewhat predictable to the overall storyline, but there were so many fun scenes you forgot that you watched the same scenario back in the 1980's.

The cast was excellent! Matthew Perry does play his stereo-typical Chandler role, but Zac Efron stole the show. Not only by his great looks, but he did a wonderful job portraying an adult and a great job getting Mattew Perry's actions down. Another great performance was Thomas Lennon who plays the lovable, nerdy sidekick that helps Mike through this transition. If you have ever seen Reno 911 you know this man is a comedy genius and he brings it out for this role as well. You can't help but love this character, because deep down inside we all have a bit of nerd in us that he is more than willing to display.

If you're looking for a good laugh and fun-filled movie, I high recommend this one. And if you're not looking for laughter, go and see this for the eye candy then.

3 comments:

fmandds said...

I so want to see this movie. I hope it is still out when I finally can go and see it. I am waiting your review of Angels & Demons. I thought you'd go and see that one.

Celeste Weekes said...

It's about time you saw something less scary! No wonder you have insomnia! Call me!

orangemily said...

I want to see this!