The Switch Reviews

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August 23, 2018
While Aniston gets stuck playing an undercooked neurotic cipher, Bateman knocks it out of the park with his physical clowning and easy-breezy bonding scenes with newcomer Thomas Robinson.
July 3, 2012
A conventional yet entertaining romantic comedy...
April 1, 2011
Despite a strong cast and technical specs, The Switch remains another easily disposable entertainment built out of the rubble of a promising literary prospect.
January 31, 2011
You have to overlook a whole lot of guff in order to enjoy the slight but pleasurable entertainment of The Switch.
October 8, 2010
Directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck find some heart and wit in the screenplay, and they draw a strong performance from Bateman, whos funny and sympathetic as the lovelorn Wally.
October 1, 2010
I would describe this movie first as sweet, then as funny - though the funny is definitely present, either dry and sly, or big and farcical. It's definitely a movie worth checking out.
September 7, 2010
Aniston still has a winning way with a comic line although it is really Bateman who carries the film, yet even his understated performance is consistently upstaged by young Robinson.
September 6, 2010
As pleasant as a daylight stroll across Central Park in the summer.
September 2, 2010
Aniston has wasted herself on some pretty thankless roles recently, but she is exactly right for this movie.
September 2, 2010
There's an interesting story in there somewhere about nature and nurture, and the pros and cons of being clever or merely good-looking.
September 1, 2010
There's much to enjoy, if not quite enough to disguise the film's essential awkwardness in trying to cover too many bases.
September 1, 2010
There are some good lines, especially from the supporting cast including Jeff Goldblum and Juliette Lewis, and enough moving and witty touches, despite the contrived and predictable plot.
September 1, 2010
This is exactly the kind of role that suits Jen down to the ground. As Kassie, she's dead funny, deeply watchable and hugely likeable. It's just a shame there's not more of her.
September 1, 2010
Surprisingly likeable relationship comedy-drama, enlivened by terrific performances from Jason Bateman, Jeff Goldblum and young Thomas Robinson...
September 1, 2010
Jason Bateman plays the reserved guy we're used to by now, but he has so much charisma his character Wally is effortlessly watchable, and the best thing about the film.
August 30, 2010
Mildly entertaining, but there's no reason not to wait for the DVD.
August 30, 2010
The movie doesn't suck. Which is not to say it's great, but thanks to a wonderfully nuanced performance by Bateman, it is surprisingly moving in spots...
August 30, 2010
A movie that, based on its premise, has absolutely no business being as good as it is. An affecting and very entertaining father-son story.
August 30, 2010
Isn't without its moments, but any time Aniston and Bateman push at something more honest and truthful, the film purposefully snaps back into standard rom-com mode.
August 28, 2010
At its best, The Switch plays against expectations.
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