I don’t mind Zac Efron at all and I find myself liking stuff he happens to be in, so I think its a good fit to put him across from one of my favourite comedy actor Matthew Perry. Sadly Perry will only play the older version of Efron’s character as this floundering 30 something is magically transformed into a 17 year old for a second shot at getting his life back together.
Also in this film is Michelle Trachtenberg and Leslie Mann, so there will be plenty of adult and teen girly hotness around too.
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.
It’s just too easy to make fun of Zac Efron because he is the iconic teen dream poster child of this generation. Handsome and charming, a gifted singer and dancer. Granted you likely only think those things if you are a 14 year old girl, but it is undeniable that Efron will be around for a while now.
And the poster is pretty good. I like the nod to Tom Hank’s Big (which this shares its main premise with) with him stepping out of the oversized business outfit with his hip teenager digs on. Did you notice one foot is still in the dress pant leg? Its still got a dress shoe on it. Very subtle and clever.