Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Fresh face Zac Efron from Nickelodeon's High School Musical movies (I think they made thirty of them) and tv shows like The Suite Life of Zack and Cody has hit the big time with 17 Again, a movie about a middle aged man who wakes up one day as a 17 year old with a chance to do it all over again.

What a great idea for a movie--an older person gets to be young again. It must be great because I can think of four movies just like this right off the top of my head:

  • Big
  • Freaky Friday (which featured another A-list child actor)
  • 13 Going on 30
  • Never Been Kissed
I realize that Hollywood doesn't pride itself on originality, but this theme seems to come back over and over again.

I came up with four in a matter of seconds and I'm sure I'll recall others. You probably know of some, too. Please feel free to share by leaving a comment and I'll come up with a master list. This is important.


Arby said...

"Young Again"
"Peggy Sue Got Married"

"Like Father Like Son"
"Vice Versa"

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Rebekah said...

I was thinking about those same movies as Arby.

Hollywood couldnt survive if it didnt 'remake' those oldies. Apparently no one knows how to write a movie script anymore.

Arby said...

Scatman Crothers turned a bunch of geezers into young children for a game of kick-the-can in a segment of the Twilight Zone movie. Does that count?

Wani said...

That doesn't even count TV shows. I have watched a few episodes of Being Erica and she gets to go back and "redo" moments of regret in her life.

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