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Mike was a star on his high school basketball court with a college scout in the stands and a bright future in his grasp. But when he finds his girlfriend is pregnant he throws it all away. Life did not go well for him and now almost twenty years later, he has been transformed back to the age of 17. What is he going to do now that he has a second change at life.
Comedy - This is a fantasy/comedy that will definitely satisfy star Zac
Efron's teenage fan base, but it may also have some appeal to some
older viewers, particularly women and couples. Those drawn in by
presence of Matthew Perry may be disappointed by his very limited
screen time. Parents should note that some suggestive humor and a
teen pregnancy plot may make this film inappropriate for Efron's
PROFANITY: A few miscellaneous profanities. SEX/NUDITY: None VIOLENCE: Some fighting and slaps. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: A couple of fights. COMEDY: Physical gags; comic wisecracks and banter, sometimes suggestive.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average Imagine a generic script and mediocre acting and you have unearthed the essence of 17 Again, which appears to have been made for the sole purpose of spotlighting Zac Efron.
Roger EbertFull Review Good '17 Again' is pleasant, harmless PG-13 entertainment, with a plot a little more surprising and acting a little better than I expected.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average Though not as clever as 13 Going on 30 or Freaky Friday, it's also not as hokey as Hannah. For a swoon-fest aimed at tweens, 17 Again has a lot going for it.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 186 moviegoers:
GREAT REVIEWS! All ages, both male and female, rated "17 Again," very high. Over half rated it extremely high and most of the rest rated it "Very Good," which is above average. Equally important is that no one disliked it. Highly Recommended!
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. But instead, he decides to throw it all away to share his life with his girlfriend Scarlett and the baby he just learned they are expecting. Almost 20 years later, Mike's glory days are decidedly behind him. His marriage to Scarlett has fallen apart, he has been passed over for a promotion at work, his teenage kids think he is a loser, and he has been reduced to crashing with his high school nerd-turned-techno-billionaire best friend Ned. But Mike is given another chance when he is miraculously transformed back to the age of 17. Unfortunately, Mike may look 17 again, but his thirtysomething outlook is totally uncool in the class of 2009. And in trying to recapture his best years, Mike could lose the best things that ever happened to him.