The Switch Reviews

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September 2, 2010
Let down by inconsistent characterisation and finally ending in gloopy sentimentality and silliness.
September 2, 2010
Aniston has wasted herself on some pretty thankless roles recently, but she is exactly right for this movie.
September 2, 2010
It strains to portray a progressive modern woman, but Aniston's role is the weakest link.
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
Despite winning turns by Lewis and an on-form Goldblum, the laughs are in short supply.
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
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.
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.
August 27, 2010
An attractive and talented cast is utterly wasted in this insipid alleged comedy.
August 27, 2010
... the movie has its charms, mostly thanks to the star chemistry of Aniston and Bateman.
August 27, 2010
You know within five minutes of the start exactly where The Switch is heading, but getting there is still a surprisingly entertaining journey.
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