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Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Matthew Perry, Michelle Tractenberg

Mike O Donnell (Zac Efron) is the star of the high school basketball team who gives up his dream of playing on a college team, to marry his high school sweetheart, Scarlet, who is expecting a baby.   Fast forward 20 years and Mike’s (Matthew Perry) life is falling apart.  His wife is divorcing him, he got passed over for a promotion at work, and his kids want nothing to do with him.  Mike gets the chance to do it all over again and is magically transformed into his 17 year old self again.

Ebert: 3 stars

Reelviews: 2 stars

Kate: 3 stars

There is nothing new with this movie.  We’ve seen it all many times, however it’s a fun, harmless way to spend a few hours at the movies.  Zac Efron does a better job acting that I expected, however, Matthew Perry most certainly does NOT look like I imagine, or hope, a grown up Zac Efron will look.

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