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17 Again

17 Again

2009
Comedy
Fantasy
1h 42m
About a guy whose life didn't quite turn out how he wanted it to and wishes he could go back to high school and change it. He wakes up one day and is seventeen again and gets the chance to rewrite his life.
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17 Again

2009
Comedy
Fantasy
1h 42m
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Avg Percentile 30.87% from 2168 total ratings

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Rated 04 Jul 2014
41
11th
If Matthew Perry looked like Zac Efron when he was seventeen, I am doomed to be the most hideous forty year old ever.
Rated 15 Jul 2009
15
7th
Matthew Perry falls off a bridge and gets sucked into a vortex that magically transforms him into Zac Efron. He then uses his youthful disguise to score with his hot daughter. Okay, no, that's not what happens, but that would have made for a better movie.
Rated 26 Jul 2009
6
52nd
When I first saw the trailer for this movie, I wanted to avoid it like the plague. Somehow, I ended up getting dragged along to see this movie and it actually wasn't that bad. In fact, it was actually... kind of enjoyable. It by no means earns a spot on my list of favourite movies, but for what it was, it was cute and at times pretty funny.
Rated 31 Dec 2010
68
44th
It's always refreshing to see Hollywood try something totally new.
Rated 13 May 2009
60
45th
I was dragged into this movie, and I did NOT want to see it. I mean, Zac Efron? unoriginal story? just another one of those moral tales that we have always seen. BUT, it has some pretty hilarious comedy, like the Lord of the Rings fetish, and Efron....wasn't that bad.
Rated 02 Aug 2009
7
64th
Efron is legit and so is this movie.
Rated 23 May 2010
17
12th
I don't know what the fuck I was expecting but wow what a piece of shit - nothing but a moronic star vehicle for its very pretty but bland lead Zac Efron (whose stiff attempts at acting like the "goofy", oh-so-hetero everyman are eerily Tom Cruise-esque). Its an oddly confused film that seems to have no idea which audience to pander to, flicking from retarded slapstick for toddlers to "magical" CGI water portals to frat boy jokes to braindead "family value" sappiness. Lame as hell.
Rated 03 Jul 2010
70
28th
A good movie that gets caught up in what bad scripts do. It has heart but it doesn't fully embrace it--which could be the point, but it makes for a different kind of film, one that expects a lot of its audience. It succumbs to portraying high school as clique-v.-clique at one turn and then realistically at another. I give the film a break, though, since it proves Efron to be a great actor. Decent drama, comedy, and additional performances as well.
Rated 18 Aug 2014
30
22nd
This movie has a subplot with Zac Efron's daughter wanting to fuck him because he doesn't know he's her dad. Can we get a fucked up, hard R body swap movie? Like, a combo of 13 Going on 30 and Oldboy. This is a movie the world needs. At the very least, can we get a scene of Zac Efron fucking Leslie Mann? Anything, really. I'll wait. I've got time.
Rated 29 Aug 2009
59
29th
Zac Efron withholds some undeniable talent. Something about him strikes a chord of natural movie-star quality, and while he might have the charm, '17 Again' is not 'Big', not even '13 Going on 30.' The movie never made me believe in its 'magic'-- I mean, come on Leslie Mann-- if he looks just like your husband twenty years ago, you would know. The only bright spot of this shallow film is Thomas Lennon, who's also hilarious in 'I Love You, Man'. Zac Efron has the chops, his movie here does not.
Rated 17 Apr 2009
68
52nd
Surprisingly better than what I had expected. Zac Efron as Matthew Perry? Haha.
Rated 27 Dec 2018
59
31st
Efron is a guy that I thought I hated (was it the haircut? probably.), but has turned out to be pretty good for comedic roles. Along with some other talented comedic actors like Tom Lennon, they make this standard story work nicely.
Rated 12 Aug 2009
66
52nd
I really wanted to loathe this film (Efron in particular), but I couldn't. Other than the requisite dance number at the start, it's a surprisingly likeable film despite the standard cliche nature of the plot. The cast makes it work, and Efron shows good potential as a comedic actor. He's got enough charm to be a movie star for a very long time, and you know it's a solid performance when I actually believed he would grow up to be Matt Perry. Consider it a middle-aged sequel to Big.
Rated 09 Sep 2009
69
35th
Some of this movie was uncomfortable to watch. Can you imagine when the daughter finds out later on that she was trying to make out with a younger version of her own dad? Now the funny part of this was the side story between Lennon/Hardin. Lennon had me laughing in some spots with his attempts to woo the principal. That made the movie somewhat watchable, as he taught me the art of peacocking.
Rated 27 Jan 2012
1
11th
Made my boyfriend sit through the whole thing. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahhahahahaahahahahahahahaaa. Haha
Rated 18 Apr 2009
87
90th
I was pleasantly suprised. It was funny, had some action, and was heartwarming. Zac also had a great performance, better than HSM.
Rated 16 Feb 2021
70
48th
Good Movie
Rated 04 Nov 2009
50
10th
So so movie, mediocre and boring.
Rated 04 Feb 2011
70
0th
1
Rated 08 Feb 2010
71
46th
The cast is good, even Efron, and there's real effort and heart behind this one. Still, it does feel clichéd and is terribly predictable. Efron shows promise as an actor, if he can ever live down HSM he could be a really great star some day. I did find it hard to believe he'd look like Mathew Perry as an adult, though, as the differences in their appearance and movements are jarring. I wouldn't even believe they were related, let alone the same person.
Rated 12 May 2015
4
18th
Being 17 again means you can fart without any worries. Kids fart all the time, so enjoy it while you can.
Rated 23 Nov 2009
70
31st
Actually much better then i thought. Zac effron does it pretty good actually. And well, the movie was good.
Rated 15 Jul 2022
29
3rd
It’s hard to recall a film that drops the ball with a screenplay that takes the most unsettling angle at every plot point – if the height of hilarity for you is the grossly old fashioned trope of a father’s obsession with his daughter’s chastity turning to a plain gross “what can I do? My daughter is coming on to *me*”, then have at it I guess – the cast and concepts might have worked if the ick factor hadn’t been turned up so high. At least Efron delivers a pretty good, likable performance.
Rated 02 Sep 2009
75
52nd
Actually pretty good.
Rated 03 Jan 2015
13
11th
Classic Chandler.
Rated 14 Feb 2020
65
65th
You gotta consider it is what it is, it never aimed for an Oscar and it is not a new theme, so head in with low expectations. But it was still an interesting take on it, and surprisingly it still explored well some more emotional father/son father/daughter moments, unusual romance too. Acting holds as well
Rated 03 May 2009
90
60th
I thought this movie was wonderful! Zac Efron really delivered; before then, I didn't really pay attention to or like him a whole lot. Now that I know that the kid can act, I think he ought to get away from the musical genre and embrace acting. Matthew Perry was darling in it too. The story wasn't very original, but the heart was all there.
Rated 30 Mar 2021
33
5th
Really Bad
Rated 10 Jan 2010
65
22nd
The best parts of the film are when the main character is talking to his children, when they don't know he's their dad. Those scenes are genuinely moving, and it really makes you think about how a message, delivered by caring peers, is so much more effective sometimes than the same message delivered by a parent, especially when the peer can see things from the teen's point of view, which this parent can't, until he's 17 again. Could have been a lot worse than it was.
Rated 02 Jun 2013
60
47th
Hey, not bad. I mean, it had Matthew Perry in it. Wait, is Matthew Perry bad?
Rated 10 Mar 2013
70
70th
Zac Efron at his best.
Rated 17 Oct 2009
87
80th
surprisingly good.
Rated 17 May 2021
58
13th
It's enjoyable enough to watch, but it follows the body-switch comedy formula to a T and does absolutely nothing to set it apart. This entire film never needed to happen if Matthew Perry had just gone to therapy.
Rated 09 Jan 2015
78
35th
I know a lot of people do't like this movie, but i did. It had comedy, but also had some serious parts. I think Zac Efron did a fine job as well as the other actors. The writing was pretty witty and the screenplay was good.
Rated 09 Jul 2009
2
16th
Fluff. But semi-decent fluff. The outfield LOTR parts were pretty great.
Rated 05 Sep 2015
67
52nd
Really funny movie. Heart-warming. Matthew Perry and Zac Efron do a great job. The supporting cast is wonderful. My boys and I laughed all the way through it.
Rated 29 Aug 2011
63
21st
Enjoyed it to be fair
Rated 05 Mar 2012
65
22nd
This movie reminds me of "Freaky Friday" except involving a male character. The premise of a sad middle aged man (Matthew Perry) being turned back into a high school student seems like a silly plot twist. The think I liked about it though was that he had to fix his life by staying on the right path that his spirit guide set him on. The real comedy comes from Thomas Lennon and Melora Hardin whose relationship based on their love for Lord of the Rings adds a lot of laughs. Not a bad movie, just
Rated 19 Apr 2009
85
70th
Seriously good I'm not even joking, Zac Efron is ridiculously talented. It doesn't make a lick of sense, but that boy can do anything.
Rated 16 Jun 2015
47
64th
#14#, popcorn, liked, cast, oldies(2) }*{ #11#, popcorn, story, M.Perry.
Rated 09 Nov 2009
82
85th
Been done before, but never with such a great supporting cast of talented comedic actors, such wit or attention to detail and timing. The quirky humour in this film works on multiple levels. Prepare to be surprised!
Rated 21 Apr 2024
68
35th
"17 Again" blends nostalgia with fresh humor in this body-swap comedy. Zac Efron shines as both a troubled adult and sprightly teen, bringing depth to a familiar plot. While formulaic, its heartfelt moments and comedic timing deliver a satisfying family watch.
Rated 17 Feb 2017
65
25th
The lesson here: always, always use condom.
Rated 29 Feb 2012
61
38th
Definitely a lot better than I thought it would be. Still not a great movie, but watchable.
Rated 03 Aug 2014
17
9th
Revisited (2)
Rated 12 Sep 2010
69
47th
Yes, it's been done before, but this is fun, funny and not overly cheesy, considering the genre. Worth watching.
Rated 24 Dec 2013
58
8th
i'm generally a sucker for classic "what if" scenarios, and this one isn't half bad. watching zac effon be zac effron on screen was a little bit painful, and it was a little heart-breaking to see matthew perry in such a depressing role. i think there was definitely a problem of mis-casting in this film, as almost every character felt grossly misrepresented. this fits into the lowest common denominator as far as films go, but for what it was, it had some pleasant moments.
Rated 27 Aug 2010
3
65th
I found this movie very funny. I actually like Efron for this character, and he definitely lifts the whole experience. Sure, we have seen it all before, but unlike many of the other versions, this succeeds. However, it was a good thing they limit Perry's screentime to about 10-15 min. - Good
Rated 29 Apr 2009
50
10th
I was uncomfortable through most of the movie.
Rated 15 Nov 2010
70
54th
Surprisingly good film with a great performance from Efron.
Rated 05 Apr 2010
47
29th
Mistake - A lecturn disappears between shots in a classroom scene.
Rated 12 Aug 2011
90
0th
Zac Efron plays Matthew Perry's younger character. It's a pretty good movie for those who like the cute date cliche movies. Overall lesson don't regret your decisions, and maybe caring more for our loved ones.
Rated 19 Feb 2024
77
70th
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Rated 14 Jun 2014
85
16th
This is a guilty pleasure film. I'm crazy about Zac Efron. Been watching him since Disney' High School Musical, and everything he's acted in reminds me of the little brother I wish I had. I delight in his successes - even in the most formulaic plots one has seen 100 times, which is '17 Again.' If you don't like Efron, don't go. There is nothing revelatory about it. It beats many time-shift films of the pre-2009 era. The teenage condition and situations are harmless, but quite amusing.
Rated 21 May 2011
65
30th
I didn't have high expectations, so I liked it more than I thought I would. It had some sweet moments, but the script was totally predictable.
Rated 01 Jun 2009
75
58th
In "17 Again", Zac Efron does an impression of a young, handsome and popular Matthew Perry that somehow turns into the old, nerotic and angry Perry we're all used to. Apparently, being popular and handsome doesn't lead you to success in adult life. The opposite happens to Mike's geeky friend, Ned, who totally believes Mike has become young Mike. The message seems to be, that if you could do it over again, you'd make every choice correctly and get everything you'd ever want. Everyone here does.
Rated 13 Apr 2014
50
50th
And yet he walks into his high school not as a child, but as an adult. He's learned the value of sexual responsibility (a lesson many of his teenage contemporaries and some of his school's employees definitely have not). He understands the importance of wisdom and experience. And, as he looks at the world through his suddenly younger eyes, he realizes that all he wants--all he needs--is the adult life he chose and made for himself. (pluggedin.com)
Rated 24 Jul 2009
70
54th
Good story, although highschool movie.
Rated 10 Apr 2010
35
23rd
Lame
Rated 03 May 2022
3
28th
Kinda fuses some ideas from body swap and time travel high school comedies to make a whole that's both and neither at once. That aspect isn't too bad, but the fairly extensive subplot with Thomas Lennon trying to seduce/date the principal is insufferable, it has severely undercooked bully villain and underdog sports aspects, and the ending is bizarrely sudden and muted.
Rated 19 Oct 2012
68
75th
eng; [17 again]; das leben eines mannes hat sich nicht so entwickelt wie er gedacht hatte, er wünscht sich in die zeit von damals zurück damit er die entscheidung zwischen basketballkarriere und ehe neu wählen kann.;
Rated 27 Jun 2012
84
86th
17 again stands at the top of the quirky teenage comedy genre. It does not attempt any moments of extravaganza nor does it need to, indeed, the distinctly mediocre cast are able to adhere to the relativity simple yet amusing screenplay and are thus able to deliver a flawless performance. There is nothing wrong with this film and it's predictability merely acts a distraction for its ordinary premise.
Rated 31 Aug 2010
73
39th
Exactly the kind of movie I don't normally like. It's a wonderful life in Highschool. Plot is generic; every iota of the film can be predicted from the first minute. That being said, I found myself laughing though the entire film, despite the overwhelming desire not to do so. By no means a winner for everyone, it succeeds in being one of the best of "this kind" of movie.
Rated 06 Aug 2021
65
32nd
7????????????????
Rated 24 Aug 2009
77
58th
Matthew Perry wishes he looked like Zac Efron as a teenager...
Rated 02 Aug 2010
65
36th
I was actually surprised I liked the movie as much as I did. A friend of mine went into it thinking we'd just be drooling over Zac Efron for the hour and a half it ran, but we actually found ourselves genuinely chuckling at some parts. It's nothing out of the ordinary, but it's cute and fun and may be worth watching just for the nerd-alert references strewn throughout.
Rated 08 Sep 2009
10
10th
great subject..fully wasted. Not even a single heart touching moment. See it if you are not left with any other options.
Rated 07 Feb 2010
70
56th
great subject, poor movie
Rated 21 Sep 2010
55
18th
i enjoyed Matthew Perry, that's about it
Rated 22 Dec 2012
40
29th
Not quite as shit as expected.
Rated 01 Nov 2009
94
96th
Was a great film!
Rated 27 Dec 2009
50
15th
Worse than the original version.
Rated 19 Apr 2009
2
16th
"Efron shows comedic promise; it's a shame the movie doesn't serve him."
Rated 27 Sep 2009
70
32nd
my 12 year old daughter loved it - me - Not as bad as I thought it was going to be
Rated 17 Feb 2010
28
6th
Nothing really special at all. The premise is pretty ridiculous and overshadows everything in the film, not that the rest is really important.
Rated 28 Sep 2010
78
70th
I'd avoided Efron until watching this film. However, upon realising he'd essentially be playing Matthew Perry I thought it best to give him a chance. In short, he didn't let me down. This film kicks ass as an easy-to-watch comedy with a fantastic supporting cast. Still not going to watch HSM though.
Rated 17 Oct 2010
10
9th
"When 17 Again isn't pilfering from its betters, it's engaging in the most Pavlovian button-pushing." - Ryan Stewart
Rated 15 Jul 2009
25
17th
Back to the Future meets Big (although the other way around) as Matthew Perry travels back in age as Zac Efron to make right his wrongs. It is predictable from start to finish, and although it has a lot of heart and undoubtedly serves more purpose than a lot of the other teen comedies around it ultimately fails to be anything special.
Rated 03 Aug 2011
55
40th
Thomas Lennon and Matthew Perry are comedic pleasures of mine and Zac Efron holds up pretty well against them.
Rated 09 Aug 2017
48
24th
Efron is a charismatic guy and the movie has a clever premise, it's sad that it doesn't amount to much.
Rated 23 Jun 2013
5
18th
Unoriginal and predictable but harmless fun and actually quite enjoyable.
Rated 07 Mar 2021
77
54th
Harmless fun.
Rated 19 Dec 2010
58
25th
57.500
Rated 26 Dec 2009
45
46th
Worth a watch
Rated 13 Sep 2013
65
34th
I never expected much of this movie. I figured it was just a retread of the ideas covered in films like Big, Freaky Friday or even It's a Wonderful Life. Additionally, I hadn't given a second thought to Efron after HSM. However, the acting is really good for this type of film, the script is full of funny dialogue and there are lots of uncomfortable topics that a weaker movie would have avoided. Moments with Efron & Mann in particular are hilariously awkward as is the Lennon/Hardin relationship.
Rated 11 Jan 2012
77
23rd
17 Again is nevertheless entertaining to watch after the big intro scene, but some will find this teen film too Zac Efroned. I liked it though.
Rated 27 Nov 2013
81
93rd
Does the genre credit - the best pall acting as day chasing the principal was a great plot. Who knew Klingon/Elvish could be such a great chat up line. I would make this as a film closer to Back to the Future (but in reverse) than films like Big.
Rated 15 Apr 2013
69
20th
ops, I did not want to see this one
Rated 28 Apr 2009
44
20th
Really not completely horrible for what it was trying to do. I think Efron has about a 50% chance to do good things at some point.
Rated 01 Jan 2013
80
31st
Not sure why i enjoy this movie so much... probably Thomas Lennon.
Rated 10 Aug 2010
12
60th
It's a Wonderful Life is a film that has been knocked off and reworked several times. Though never as successfully as the first time. This film doesn't hold up to the original, doesn't even hold up to Family Man, but it still comes in on a enjoyable level.
Rated 17 Jan 2010
74
43rd
Thomas Lennon and Zac Efron turn a very unoriginal script into quite and entertaining film. Humorous new situations and a cast that's mostly way more talented than this movie deserves puts a fresh(er) perspective on an old twist.
Rated 13 Aug 2009
70
52nd
Like a lot of other folks I was surprised that I didn't hate this. Efron's actually pretty charming and the liberal use of "douche" and "douche bag" amused me, I must admit.
Rated 24 Jan 2012
67
21st
ehh.. too cute
Rated 20 Aug 2009
60
46th
Like almost everyone, I dont wanted to watch, because had "that guy" from High School. But it is not bad, is watchable. The film is not even a little creative, the performances are bad, but as an entertainment works well.
Rated 22 Aug 2009
85
69th
Light hearted, funny film.
Rated 19 Jan 2010
85
60th
Nothing surprising about the story itself, as it follow the same plot every other "young again" movie has today. Still, surprisingly funny and with very cute characters (especially the dorky "best friend") makes this movie stand out from the crowd.

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