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Movie Review: 'The Change-Up'
Movie Review: 'The Change-Up'

When the comedy "Any Wednesday" opened on Broadway in 1964 Walter Kerr reviewed a then-unknown Gene Hackman and noted, memorably, the actor's "wonderfully light-footed habit of stepping off a joke before it begins to complain." Isn't that an exquisite description of an actor's timing and demeanor? Now, flash forward to 2011 and the hard-R-rated body-switching comedy "The Change-Up," which has nothing to do with "Any Wednesday." The movie, directed by "Wedding Crashers" alum David Dobkin, isn't very good. A lot of it, in fact, is hacky and repellent. But the leads — playing a workaholic lawyer and his longtime...

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