Rated PG-13 · 102 minutes · 2009

Call me crazy, but this Zac Efron fellow might have a future. The High School Musical star impressed in Hairspray, and now he gets to headline in 17 Again. Yes, it’s another one of those “man gets a chance to be young again” films, and yes, much of it feels like recycled sitcom pap. Fortunately, Efron anchors the film with a winning, charming performance that has me looking forward to his future film roles, and hoping good directors give him chances to make some quality work. He plays a grown man who becomes young again; the older version of him is played by Matthew Perry, whom Efron does a fine job of mimicking. It’s dopey as all heck, but Efron makes it more than tolerable.

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Official Site: www.17againmovie.com
Director: Burr Steers
Producer: Jennifer Gibgot, Adam Shankman, Toby Emmerich, Mark Kaufman, Keith Goldberg and Jason Barrett
Cast: Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon, Matthew Perry, Tyler Steelman, Allison Miller, Sterling Knight, Michelle Trachtenberg, Adam Gregory, Hunter Parrish, Mario Cassem, Katerina Graham, Tiya Sircar, Melissa Ordway, Melora Hardin, Brian Doyle-Murray, Josie Lopez and Jim Gaffigan


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Colorado Springs Independent Movie Picks Our reviewers' recommendations for films playing around the area. 05/14/2009
Portland Mercury Seventeen? Not Again! 17 Again, starring Clay Aiken—I mean, Zac Efron! by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey 04/16/2009
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Colorado Springs Independent Zac to the future At some point as young would-be stars rise, the industry needs to figure out if they've really got what it takes. by Scott Renshaw 04/16/2009
The Coast Halifax 17 Again Resurrecting the age-transplant movies of the late '80s, this movie hits every obvious beat. by Mark Palermo 04/16/2009

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