17 Again Movie Review Summary

Actors: Zac Efron,Matthew Perry,Thomas Lennon,Sterling Knight

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This movie is about a 37 year old man named Mike O'Donnell who gets a chance to go back in time and live as a 17 year old teenager again. This movie is about a 37 year old man named Mike O'Donnell who gets to go back in time and be 17 years old again. The movie starts out with how everything is negative in Mike's life right now. His wife wants to divorce him, his kids, Maggie and Alex want nothing to do with him. Mike is just very disappointed with his life as a 37 year old man.
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That all changes when one day, a school janitor is standing near a cliff as if he was going to jump, Mike jumps out of his car attempting to save this janitor but then magically the janitor is gone and Mike accidentally falls off the cliff instead.

This is when the magic starts, after falling off, Mike finds himself 17 years old again. He thinks it is his destiny to go back to high school as a 17 year old to play basketball, but then quickly decides that his real destiny is to help his kids Maggie and Alex and save his marriage, instead.

At the end of the movie, Mike begins to wear off of being 17 any more and turns back his real age 37 and runs after his wife Scarlet asking him to forgive her. She does forgive him and ends up kissing him, so the movie kind of left us hanging on whether or not they are going to get a divorce still.
Best part of story, including ending: I always like plots where the character gets to go back in time and re-live being a certain age. It is just so fun to watch because we cannot really experience that in real life, so it's fun to watch what would happen.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene is when Mike is 17 years old and catches his daughter kissing a boy that he does not like and ends up fighting with him in class. It is just an exciting scene. I like how he cares so much for his daughter to fight for her.

Opinion about the main character: I LOVE Zac Efron!! Not only is he super cute and very attractive, he is a very good actor. I like how he played being 17 in the movie. He played the role cool and professionally. He is a great actor. He is always professional at what he does.

The review of this Movie prepared by Hannah Kingston a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

The film '17 Again' is directed by Burr Steers and released in 2009. The main character turns into 17 years old from 37. A great comedy movie of the year 2009. In 1989 Mike got her girlfriend pregnant and went away a basketball championship for that event. In 2009 he lost everything. His girlfriend at present separated from him. He is nowadays with his best friend Ned. He lost his job for lack of education. His two kids want nothing anymore from him. After that, an encounter occurs. He meets a mysterious caretaker (Brian) who transforms Mike into his earlier 17. He has been handed the chance to re-establish his younger years. Mike is admitted into the high school as Mark Gold. Through His two children Mike spends time with his past girlfriend, Scarlet, and he starts to amaze her including many other high school girlfriends. Mike takes in his errors and attempts to reunify with his lady friend. At the end Mike returns back to his 37 and they are reunited once more.
Best part of story, including ending: Full of comedy and well written film that can amaze any movie lovers around the glob. I really liked the story.

Best scene in story: When the caretaker transformed Mike in his earlier 17 years previous. It was just an amazing scene.

Opinion about the main character: He lost nearly everything, and yet doesn't give up. That's why he goes another chance to remake his history again. He acted great.

The review of this Movie prepared by Abid Hossen a Level 3 Eurasian Jay scholar

Script Analysis of 17 Again

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Comedy or Parody about    -   adult acting like child How much humor v. drama    -   Lot of humor, but significant serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing    -   Some foul language If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing

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