Thursday, April 30, 2009

17 Again

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.

I had no plans at all to see this movie but we had no choice as we were in Bugis Junction and this was the only decent movie to watch. With Zac Efron spearheading the movie, I really thought it was another girly teeny-bopper film but I must say, I was pleasantly surprised! It was funny and really enjoyable to watch.

In my opinion though, the real scene-stealer was his ultra-geek roommate, Ned Gold. He was uber funny and his crazy pursuit of the school principal was outrageously hilarious!

I have a feeling this is just the beginning of a long successful movie career for Zac Efron. Lucky Guy.

My rating for 17 Again is 4.0/5.0

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