The Switch Reviews

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July 24, 2019
The Switch is packaged as a romantic comedy, but it's neither romantic nor comic. It's one of those movies that's trying to be cheerful but is secretly dour and misanthropic. It's like being stuck on a bad date with Jennifer Aniston...
September 23, 2012
This might have worked better as a television episode or a short film, but as a feature, it's merely another one of those overly-long films where the audience must wait around in silence for the same conclusion we've seen countless times.
December 13, 2011
Bateman and Aniston are fine but don't have any real chemistry together, whilst the direction is flat and rather uninteresting. It has the occasional good moment, but "The Switch" fails to push any buttons. Or, indeed, pull any switches.
August 30, 2011
despite a novel plot device, The Switch is a disappointingly formulaic film and at times quite soulless.
August 15, 2011
A misjudged lightness of tone and a predictable structure neuter the neuroticism and strange maliciousness of this Jennifer Aniston/Jason Bateman rom-com.
September 9, 2010
Another week, another Jennifer Aniston rom-com. This one's passable, but saddled with a problematic central plot device.
September 5, 2010
On some level, Wally is acting out on his deep feelings, and what he's doing to his "friend" is a violation of her dignity not far removed from rape.
September 3, 2010
One of the main problems here is that there is zero chemistry between the two leads -- and we're not given any real reason to root for them to get together.
September 2, 2010
Let down by inconsistent characterisation and finally ending in gloopy sentimentality and silliness.
September 2, 2010
It strains to portray a progressive modern woman, but Aniston's role is the weakest link.
September 1, 2010
Despite winning turns by Lewis and an on-form Goldblum, the laughs are in short supply.
September 1, 2010
Co-helmers Josh Gordon and Will Speck don't just distort the original intention of Eugenides's story, they force it kicking and screaming into a romantic comedy mould.
September 1, 2010
One wonders how much more of these kinds of films Aniston can make.
August 27, 2010
An attractive and talented cast is utterly wasted in this insipid alleged comedy.
August 26, 2010
So annoying I wanted to throw a turkey baster at it.
August 26, 2010
Bateman shines in tired plot
August 26, 2010
The Switch sets some kind of record in the creepy-premise category: It's about a guy who woos a girl by sneaking his sperm into her uterus. Now, that's romantic.
August 24, 2010
Sorry tabloid readers. At no time does Jennifer 'Womb Watch' Aniston growl, "Take that, Brad."
August 23, 2010
The Switch is a labored comedy about a woman who hears her biological clock ticking and decides to have a baby through artificial insemination.
August 23, 2010
The Switch is nasty and mean, a disgusting movie made all the more disgusting by how flippant it is...
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