The Change-Up / Tower Heist / Happy Gilmore / In Bruges / Role Models DVD
Collection of five comedies. In 'The Change-up' (2011) old friends Dave (Jason Bateman) and Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) have wildly differing lifestyles - lawyer Dave is a family man, married to Jamie (Leslie Mann) with three kids, while eternal bachelor Mitch is happy to try and bed every woman he sees. While out on a rare drinking night together, the two friends confess their admiration for each other's lives while standing in front of a magical fountain. The next morning, however, the pair are shocked when they wake to discover that they have swapped bodies. Initially intrigued by the novelty of their situation, it doesn't take long for Dave and Mitch to hanker after their old lives when events start to spiral out of control. 'Tower Heist' (2011) stars Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Matthew Broderick and Eddie Murphy. The staff of a luxury Central Park apartment complex discover that Wall Street billionaire Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda), who lives in the building's penthouse apartment, has embezzled their hard-earned retirement money after being entrusted to oversee their pension scheme. Determined to get their money back, they decide to dispense with the law and take matters into their own hands. Armed with their precise knowledge of the building, they plan a heist to steal back the funds they believe to be hidden in Shaw's super-swanky residence. 'Happy Gilmore' (1996) follows the titular would-be hockey star (Adam Sandler) who finds his slap shot better employed on the fairway. When his granny loses her house to the IRS, Happy determines to buy it back by winning the Pro Golf Tour. His temper and antics soon make him golf's media darling, but a bitter rival (Christopher McDonald) has a few tricks in store. In 'In Bruges' (2007) hitmen Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson) are told by their boss Harry (Ralph Fiennes) to hide out in Bruges, Belgium, for a couple of weeks after murdering a priest in London. Finding themselves very much outside their comfort zones, Ray and Ken are drawn into increasingly dangerous situations with locals, tourists and a film shoot, and when Harry finds out that Ken and Ray haven't been keeping their heads down, he travels to Bruges himself to deal with the wayward pair. Lastly, in 'Role Models' (2008) Wheeler (Seann William Scott) and Danny (Paul Rudd) are two energy drink salesmen who sample a few too many of their products and end up crashing one of the company trucks. Hauled before a judge, the two friends opt for becoming mentors to troubled kids instead of serving time in jail. Danny, recently dumped by his girlfriend, finds it hard trying to give some manly advice to his shy, 16-year-old charge who is obsessed with medieval role-playing games, while adolescent-at-heart Wheeler is supposed to help Ronnie (Bobb'e J. Thompson) learn respect for his elders and curb his foul-mouthed ways. Now, given a final ultimatum by the centre's one time director Gayle Sweeny (Jane Lynch), Danny and Wheeler have to prove that they are reformed characters, not only to their charges, but to themselves.