Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Change-Up’ Starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason BatemanCupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Change-Up’ Starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman

Family man Mitch (Jason Bateman) and his best friend Dave (Ryan Reynolds), a swinger with minimal responsibilities, head out for a typical night of drinking.  When they wake up the next morning, instead of having a hangover, their lives became magically switched.  After experiencing each other’s day-to-day routines, they both work to find a way to switch back to their normal lives, attempting to cause as little damage as possible.  The Change-Up should have its funny moments, if you enjoyed movies such as The HangoverShanghai Knights and Wedding Crashers. Expect a fair share of crude moments, causing a date night to be either successful or awkward, depending on your tastes.



Is it okay to be jealous of your single friends?

Cupid’s Advice:

Ideally the answer would be “no”, but sometimes on bad days, it’s easy to lapse into jealousy.  Cupid has some positive suggestions:

1. Count your blessings: Take a page from the Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life.  Try to recall all of the little blessings you take for granted and how your life would be different without them.

2. Hypothetically speaking: Take some time to really think about your alternative life if were were to trade places with your friends.  Although it’s easier to look at the pros, ask yourself about the cons and possible consequences that come with being single again.

3. Love stories: If all else fails, try to vividly remember how you and your partner met and fell in love — then ask yourself if that’s really worth trading in for a life of debauchery.

Release Date: 08/05

Cupid’s Kiss Rating: 3 out of 5 kisses