The Change-Up

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Overly crude body-swapping comedy isn't for kids.

R 2011 112 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 18+

Child nudity

My partner and I put this on thinking it was one of those "late night" comedies like superbad or horrible bosses but in the first few minutes of the film they show children's genitals on screen. My partner turned it off from that point as we were both horrified they would allow this to happen. Disgusted.
age 18+

Creators should be jailed

Shows close up of two babies genitals right off the bat - No matter the light they try and put this in it isn’t right.. I can’t imagine how this didn’t get more backlash! So sad to see this kind of stuff being normalized.

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