17 Again

2009

17 Again

Critics Consensus

Though it uses a well-worn formula, 17 Again has just enough Zac Efron charm to result in a harmless, pleasurable teen comedy.

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A former high school basketball star gets a second shot at life when he's miraculously transformed into a teenager and offered the opportunity to redefine his future. Back in 1989, Mike O' Donnell (Matthew Perry) had it all; not only was the 17-year-old senior the king of the basketball court, but college scouts were circling as well. But just as Mike's future began to glow brighter than ever before, he sacrificed everything in order to stay by his expectant girlfriend, Scarlet, and be a good father. Nearly 20 years later, Mike has just been passed over for a big promotion at work, his marriage is failing, and his teenage kids can't stand him. His dreams long gone and his family falling apart, Mike takes to staying with his best friend, Ned (Thomas Lennon), a former high school geek-turned-techno billionaire. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, Mike is transported back into his teenage body and given the given the unique opportunity to relive his salad days. But while Mike may look 17 again, his thirtysomething outlook at life puts him hopelessly at odds with the class of 2009. When Mike discovers that by attempting to recapture his best years he could risk losing all the best things he ever experienced in life, the time comes to make a decision that could have a drastic impact on both his past and his future. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast

Zac Efron
as Mike O'Donnell
Leslie Mann
as Scarlett O'Donnell
Thomas Lennon
as Ned Gold
Sterling Knight
as Alex O'Donnell
Michelle Trachtenberg
as Maggie O'Donnell
Melora Hardin
as Principal Jane Masterson
Tiya Sircar
as Samantha
Matthew Perry
as Mike O'Donnell (Adult)
Tyler Steelman
as Ned Gold (Teen)
Allison Miller
as Scarlett (Teen)
Randy Gordon
as Photographer
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Critic Reviews for 17 Again

All Critics (146) | Top Critics (43) | Fresh (82) | Rotten (64)

Audience Reviews for 17 Again

  • Feb 11, 2014
    Predictable but inventive. Efron is quite charming in this one.
    Wildaly M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 03, 2012
    An easy, decent film that is aimed at young girls.
    Sophie B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 28, 2012
    not a bad film but by the end its a little boring. The concept isn't anything new but the film is well cast and often has more going for it then you realise.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    17 Again was not a horrible movie, but I just have amassive hate for Zac efron and I don't think I will ever like him, but im glad this wasnt stupid or cheesy, and actualy was funny and had a good heart to it.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer

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