The Switch 2010

The Switch

Critics Consensus

The Switch has an interesting premise and a charming cast; unfortunately, it also has a trite script that hews too close to tired rom-com formulas.

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Neurotic Wally Mars (Jason Bateman) has one bright spot in his life: his friendship with Kassie (Jennifer Aniston). When Kassie announces her intention to become pregnant using a sperm donor, Wally thinks he will be the lucky guy, but Kassie has someone else in mind. While drunk at Kassie's insemination party, Wally substitutes his sperm for the donor's, then passes out, remembering nothing. Seven years later, Wally meets Kassie's son, who seems oddly familiar to him.

Cast & Crew

Jennifer Aniston
Kassie Larson
Thomas Robinson
Sebastian Larson
Kelli Barrett
Roland's Wife Jessica
Jason Jones
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Allan Loeb
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Ron Yerxa
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Jennifer Aniston
Executive Producer
Kristin Hahn
Executive Producer
Nathan Kahane
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Jess Hall
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Critic Reviews for The Switch

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Audience Reviews for The Switch

  • Apr 28, 2013
    It's predictable awkward situation drama. But I can still enjoy it.
    UUd I Super Reviewer
  • Feb 16, 2013
    Wally Mars: I - - um, hijacked your pregnancy. "The most unexpected comedy ever conceived." The Switch is a pretty dull, unfunny, and overall difficult movie to watch. The only thing that keeps the movie flowing and kept me from turning it off was Jason Bateman, who was actually pretty good, and a great little performance from the kid. Other than that, the story is so-so, the dialogue so-so, and nothing really interesting happens to support the initial premise. The premise is one that could work, but it just didn't. Wally and Kassie are best friends and have been for quite some time. Kassie begins feeling like she's over the hill and wants to have a child while she still can. So in this haste she decides to try to find a sperm donor, so she can have the child she wants and needs right now. When she throws a party on the night where it will all take place, Wally stumbles into the bathroom drunk after the donor did the deed into a cup. Wally spills the cup and decides to replace it with his own. He completely forgets about this until Kassie and her son return to New York after years of being away.  Not that I expected much from this, but it was still a big disappointment. We know from the beginning where the story is going to go, we know how it will end, and we know the ups and downs the characters will take. So why watch it? I don't know why I did, but I'm just warning you so you don't make the same mistake I did.
    Melvin W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 22, 2011
    A typical and highly predictable romantic comedy starring, the lovely, Jennifer Aniston and, the hilarious, Jason Bateman. The movie overall is a disappointment that follows all the steps of a silly plot like you would expect. It is good for some minor satisfaction, but is most definitely a throw-away. Not worth your time, unless you're a fan of the genre.
    Suneel J Super Reviewer
  • Oct 09, 2011
    I like Jason Bateman, but he's not well matched with Jennifer. Jennifer is getting older and she wants a baby. (Life immitating art). She has found a donor, handsome fellow and her friend Juliette (weird as they were both involved with Brad Pitt) throws her a conception party (only in America!) and a jealous bestmate Jason gets drunk and switches the sperm (as you do!). Years later he discovers that he has a son, but Jennifer has already moved on.
    Candy R Super Reviewer

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