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17 Again
What would you do if you got a second shot at life? Class of 1989, Mike O'Donnell is a star on his high school basketball court with a college scout in the stands and a bright future in his grasp....  View more >

Starring Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon...  View more >

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Apr 30, 2009
Zaf Efron still doesn't have what it takes to become a serious actor and "17 Again" shows it. the start of the movie isn't very good. He and a group of cheerleaders were in a dance scene, sort of like they found the missing footage from "High School Musical 3: Senior Year." From then on, the film feels like a sitcon version of "Back to the Future." Matthew Perry plays a losing father who was given a second chance at being 27 again so he change his ways. there's nothing else to recommend. I love seeing Michelle Trachenberg on the big screen. Melira Hardin is very sexy as the principal. But there are the downside. Perry's brother looks like he'd escape from "Fanboys." There's very little to like. "17 Again" is standred stuff.
May 6, 2009
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Aug 27, 2009
This movie has "Zac Efron vehicle" written all over it. The extras on the Blu-ray release highlight the fact that the screenplay was rewritten specifically for Zac Efron to play the lead.

We've seen this kind of movie before, and its themes have been covered much better by those that preceded it, so then it falls onto the performances of the cast to make it better than mediocre.

While Efron doesn't do a bad job, his supporting cast saves the movie from mediocrity. Thomas Lennon elevates every scene he's in, and the chemistry between Matthew Perry and Leslie Mann is very good as well.

If you like the idea of this movie, try "13 Going on 30" or "The Family Man" or the movie that started it all, "It's a Wonderful Life."

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