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If You're Happy and You Know It // Day 2
[+] I was tagged by flautapanteraI don't know why I didn't watch this on opening day, but 17 Again totally made my Day 2 super happy. There really is something about Zac Efron that makes the fangirls go squeeee!!! Thank goodness for Nikki and Pamy coming with me and sitting in our little corner of the cinema, because I couldn't have squealed and gotten that giddy over the movie I wasn't with them.
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Add to that, Nikki treated me to Krispy Kreme so the movie-going experience became doubly finger-licking fabulous. I swear this movie made me all the more jealous of Vanessa Hudgens as she can have Zac Efron whenever and wherever she pleases. No really, that's reality girls. But onto the movie.
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If this is one small step for the actor (Efron) toward becoming a leading man, it is, for Hollywood movies, one more giant leap into infantilism.I don't think so. I thought Zac did a fantastic job of carrying this movie. In the hands of a 'lesser' 'teen actor' this wouldn't be the successful film it was. Sure, it's not some thought-provoking, Oscar Winning masterpiece, but it's not like it was meant to be that.
David Edelstein of New York Magazine said:
What I can't accept is that the stringy, insipidly earnest teen idol Zac Efron would grow up to be the defensively ironic, twisty-faced Matthew Perry.YES. I cannot accept either that Zac Efron in all his 17-year old hotness grows up to be Matthew Perry. No offense to Matthew Perry because Chandler is love, but HELLO?!?!? It is NOT PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE for Zac Efron to grow up and become Matthew Perry. Plus all that chemistry with Leslie Mann!? Matthew Perry did not have it. No wonder there was a divorce.
Andrea Gronvall of the Chicago Reader said:
The ancient body-switching premise is animated by a breezy script that briefly addresses some of its darker implications.I agree with this one too. It's a fresh spin on the body-switching theme because it had a different plot and an earnest one at that. I really appreciated how the script though cliche, was totally fabulous and had every character being used as a main character and not just foil. Though I wish there were more Adam Gregory.
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