One can only imagine the pressure felt by David Dobkin, director of The Change-Up , as he returns to R-rated comedy for the first time since 2005’s summer hit Wedding Crashers , a bonafide blockbuster which helped start one of the waves of comedy that’s gotten even more prominent in recent years. Except now he’s working from a script by the guys who wrote The Hangover , the only R-rated comedy to surpass Wedding Crashers ‘ gross, and he’s working with two of the strongest comedy actors working today, Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds, as well as Leslie Mann, who just happens to be married to the OTHER filmmaker who has made waves in the R-rated comedy world. When you have that kind of pedigree on your latest comedy, you have to imagine there will be expectations that match it….

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