In The Change-Up Ryan Reynolds plays an uptight guy who needs to learn how to relax and enjoy life. And near the end of the movie, he does! By eating what appears to be — I don’t know, is that butternut squash soup? — and getting about 2o pages into Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. You can tell it’s the American dream because the soundtrack is by MTV’s “Favorite Rock Act,” Coldplay.
- Brian Hurley