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October 22, 2008 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 22, 2008 |

Here’s the trailer for 17 again, which so far as I can tell, gives absolutely no credit to Gary Ross, who wrote Big. But then again, neither did 13 Going on 30, so I guess the premise is just so gosh-darn generic that anyone can use it these days. And use it, Zac Efron does. Half of you probably have no idea who Zac Efron is, and how I wish I were one of you. Alas, he’s the star of the High School Musical franchise, he’s set to play Richard Samuel in Me and Orson Welles and the lead in a Footloose remake (has that sunk in?) and here he’s the lead in a Big/ Like Father, Like Son mash-up. As an older gent, he’s played by Matthew Perry, who falls into the river and magically swims out 17 again. Ain’t that a kick in the pants? The good news: He can live his life again. The bad news: He’s in high school with his daughter. Also, he’s being played by that cocktail weenie, Efron.

And as horrible as it looks, I know I’ll be sucked into it. I won’t like it, goddamnit. But I’m a sucker for these wake-up-in-a-different-body movies. It’s my secret shame, y’all. It’s like Candy Corn — I don’t really like it, but I can’t stop eating it. And then I puke. The End.

Good Luck with That / Dustin Rowles

Industry | October 22, 2008 |

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