The Switch [DVD] [2010]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (23 out of 24)

Special Features


  • The Switch Conceived" behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Deleted scenes
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


The Switch
A woman approaching middle age yet still childless decides to get pregnant by artificial insemination, only to discover that the donor she chose may not be the father of her child in this comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. Wally Mars (Bateman) is a dyed-in-the-wool pessimist. Hopelessly neurotic and unrepentantly narcissistic, he gets no joy out of life except for the time he spends with his best friend Kassie (Jennifer Aniston). However, despite the fact that Wally pines to be more than just friends with Kassie, she isn't convinced they'd make a good couple. When Kassie announces to Wally that she's found the perfect sperm donor, he's crestfallen; as far as he's concerned, the ideal candidate is standing right in front of her. Later, Kassie selects handsome stranger Roland (Patrick Wilson) to provide the seed. Things get complicated when Kassie's best friend Debbie (Juliette Lewis) throws an "insemination party" to commemorate the big event, and Wally intercepts Roland's special delivery, drunkenly replacing it with his own before blacking out. Pregnant and content, Kassie leaves the city for Minnesota, where she gives birth to a healthy baby boy. Flash-forward seven years, and Kassie returns to New York with her son, Sebastian (Thomas Robinson), who shares an uncanny number of physical and psychological traits with embittered bachelor Wally. Before long Wally and Sebastian have become good friends, and Wally becomes convinced that the boy is his biological son. His ideal family is finally within reach, and if he can just figure out a means of breaking the news to Kassie gently, perhaps she'll find it in her heart to forgive him, and recognize that he'll make the perfect father for Sebastian. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jennifer Aniston
    Jennifer Aniston - Kassie
  • Jason Bateman
    Jason Bateman - Wally
  • Patrick Wilson
    Patrick Wilson - Roland
  • Jeff Goldblum
    Jeff Goldblum - Leonard
  • Juliette Lewis
    Juliette Lewis - Debbie



Customer rating

4.4
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Warm Surprise

    Posted
    SLL2004
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    Every so often there comes along a movie that most mainstream critics just don't like and I do. The Switch is one of those movies. Far nicer and sweeter than I expected, you may not LOVE this movie, but if it doesn't make you smile, there is something wrong with you. Jennifer Aniston plays Kassie, a woman who is tired of waiting on a seemingly non-existent Mr. Right to start a family. She decides to find a donor who is tall and has a good sense of humor (traits not possessed by her best friend, the neurotic Wally (Jason Bateman)) and hold a very special gathering for friends and family. At this "insemination party", a very drunk Wally decides to 'switch' her donor's ingredient for his own, thus secretly hijacking her pregnancy. Fast-forward seven years and we meet Sebastian, Kassie's child, who is becoming more and more like his real father Wally by the day. There is an underlying sad tension building all throughout the movie as we wait for the moment when Wally will put two and two together and remember what he did that fateful night, and then when he must reveal this dirty secret to Kassie. My guess is this is why some critics didn't like it. If you go into it with a better perspective though, it is more about how Wally decides he is ready to commit to this young child as a father, and how he is a better person for it, regardless of how everything ends up. A couple of scenes are downright touching, and the ending, while somewhat rushed and flawed, didn't ruin the story. I was not expecting much and in return got a whole lot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good romantic comedy

    Posted
    lagrlz
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    This movie is a great romantic comedy. It's funny, & the acting is good, too. Anyone who likes Jennifer Aniston & Jason Bateman will like this dvd. Thomas Robinson, who plays Aniston's son Sebastian, is adorable. Jeff Goldblum, Juliette Lewis, & Patrick Wilson round out a great cast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    quirky movie

    Posted
    jagsimba
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    this movie is funny overall, but the characters were a bit on the dull side. although it was a good movie if you have nothing else to watch. i do have to give the kid character some credit though, that was some good acting. he played really good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good Jennifer Aniston movie

    Posted
    Dustin4455
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    In this movie with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman, the character played by Jennifer Aniston decides to get pregnant using artificial insemination. But who was the donor? Watch the movie to see what happens next. Good film

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unique plot

    Posted
    OptiPrime
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    I love the plot for this movie. Jason Bateman hijacks Jennifer Anniston's artificial insemination. But he doesnt remember until like 7 years later when he meets the kid because he was drunk the night he did it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Chick Flick alet

    Posted
    anto5
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    This movie can only be enjoyed by those who have a similar story. For any guy who fell in love with his girl best friend, but didn't work out as planned, this movie isn't for you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Funny

    Posted
    Nancy
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    You can't go wrong with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. I'm a huge fan of both these actors. This is such a great movie!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very funny

    Posted
    landm

    This story is written so great that we can follow the lives of all the characters with all the humor in it. Great casting.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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