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The Switch Directed by Josh Gordon, Will Speck
The Switch
 Directed by Josh Gordon, Will Speck
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Jennifer Aniston stars alongside Jason Bateman in this offbeat comedy as Kassie, a smart, fun-loving single woman who, despite her neurotic best friend Wally’s (Bateman) objections, decides it’s time to have a baby – even if it means doing it herself…with a little help from a charming sperm donor (Patrick Wilson). But, unbeknownst to her, Kassie’s plans go awry because of a last-minute switch that isn’t discovered until seven years later…when Wally gets acquainted with Kassie’s cute – though slightly neurotic – son. From the people behind Little Miss Sunshine and Juno comes The Switch.
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #19621 in DVD
  • Brand: Vidmark/Trimark
  • Published on: 2013-06-25
  • Released on: 2011-03-15
  • Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Formats: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Original language: English
  • Subtitled in: English, French, Spanish
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Dimensions: .55" h x 5.35" w x 7.50" l, .20 pounds
  • Running time: 101 minutes
  • Product Features
  • Factory sealed DVD
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
    3Give it a try
    By AW
    The movie started out very predictable. The lines and script was typical and there was nothing special at all about the main characters and especially the supporting actors. The movie started out not believable. I almost thought I would have to stop watching until the movie introduced the "son". That's when the film turned around for me. I was so intrigued when the young actor and his acting talent. And the relationship with Jason Baitman's character and the young boy was very special. That just made the movie for me. Jason's character was sad and once the boy was introduced it all came together and made sense for me. I recommend you give this movie a try with no expectations and I think you will not be disappointed. I really love movies that make me feel something and leave me with something. I totally didn't expect this movie to give me that when I started it. It wasn't until half way in that I suddenly started to enjoy it.

    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
    3it's NOT horrible. As far a romantic comedies are concerned
    By T. Fell
    Let me put it this way: it's NOT horrible. As far a romantic comedies are concerned, it's pretty good which, let's face it, in this day and age is really saying something. Which probably makes perfect sense since The Switch was actually released in 2010. Not that 2010 was the zenith of quality filmmaking or anything like that but compared to the onslaught recent comic book / vampire / werewolf / zombie / YA junk that we've been subjected to for the last 5-6 years, The Switch would almost qualify for inclusion on the National Film Registry by comparison. Aniston is pretty good but Bateman carries the movie, as usual. All in all, it's good old fashioned, by the book filmmaking, done in a quality way, with good production values, good story & good acting. If you're in the mood for that, it's definitely worth a viewing.

    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
    5Quiet Fun
    By Karl Weaver
    I had low expectations going into this film, which is a great place to start. Jason Bateman had never really penetrated my consciousness until this film in which he has the lead male role. He has a sort of everyman face and a quiet, un-dramatic, non-flashy acting style that makes him easy to under-estimate, but I felt he did an excellent job with this part. And Jennifer Aniston is...well you know...she's JENNIFER ANISTON as usual. The set-up is simple: Bateman and Aniston's characters have been co-workers for years. They tried maybe 2 dates early on, but his character was so uber-nerdy that Aniston told him she just wanted to be friends. Since that time he's been her best male friend [while actually being in love with her, but unable to say so]. When she tells him her biological clock is ticking and she's decided to have a baby via artificial insemination, and would he please help her find the ideal sperm, he goes so far as to suggest she could just use his, but she just ignores it like some kind of joke and is, presumably, busy calculating: do I want sperm from some super-athlete? A Nobel Prize winner? How close to my appearance should the donor be, and so on. So she finds the sample she wants, throws an impregnation party, invites Jason's character who arrives pretty pissed and morose and proceeds to get very drunk. It's downhill from there. Swapping sperm in the bathroom. So her kid is actually his kid, but he's still afraid to tell her....
    I should add Jeff Goldblum has a small role as Bateman's male confidant at work, and I just love listening to Goldblum. Even in a little role like this, he really brings it to life.
    Bottom line: what should interest the audience is not where the film is headed because that should be obvious just from the back jacket. The interest lies in how good a job it does on the journey. It does a good job. This does have its very serious moments, but fundamentally it's a romantic comedy, and done in a quiet, natural way. The specials on the disc reveal that actually Bateman and Aniston HAVE been friends for years, DID go to some Hollywood parties together decades ago, and makes you start to wonder how many similarities there are between them as people and their characters---but it seems they both had a really good time making the movie, so I think you should too. I did!

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