The Switch Reviews

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January 31, 2011
You have to overlook a whole lot of guff in order to enjoy the slight but pleasurable entertainment of The Switch.
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
There's much to enjoy, if not quite enough to disguise the film's essential awkwardness in trying to cover too many bases.
August 24, 2010
Sorry tabloid readers. At no time does Jennifer 'Womb Watch' Aniston growl, "Take that, Brad."
August 20, 2010
There aren't enough surprises to justify the title, but The Switch produces sufficient light for a late-summer diversion.
August 20, 2010
The comedy itself suffers from awkward scheduling. Though this isn't its only wrinkle.
August 20, 2010
It's not a bad film, really, just sort of average. But Bateman is so good in it -- natural, funny, yet full of real emotion -- that you immediately want to see him again in a better film.
August 20, 2010
Aside from the fact that it's all too entirely predictable, The Switch is a pleasant enough end-of-the-summer time killer.
August 20, 2010
This New York-based comedy directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck distinguishes itself with three-dimensional characters and an engaging storyline.
August 20, 2010
Likable cast wasted in a dopey comedy. But hey, at least it has the first head-lice-removal instructional montage in romcom history.
August 20, 2010
A warm, quirkily observant film, strengthened by some appealing performances and a low-key, easygoing vibe.
August 20, 2010
Tries to be more than a sitcom but keeps falling back on cheap laughs.
August 20, 2010
It's Judd Apatow lite, Farrelly brothers special blend. Just call it When Harry Met Sally and Her Ovum.
August 20, 2010
The truly dusty clich it drags out again is the cute couple who don't, you know, think-of-each-other-like-that. Until, of course, they do.
August 20, 2010
Another in a recent line of romcoms eager to get us laughing all the way to the sperm bank, and then to the infant dividends beyond.
August 20, 2010
The first third of The Switch, directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, is so bizarre that it leads you to wonder if, through some miraculous lack of oversight, the movie will blaze an unpredictable path. No such luck.
August 20, 2010
At its heart, it's really not that different from a regular romantic comedy. Well, except that it's funny.
August 19, 2010
The sadness comes from the audience's sense that inside this slick, conventional romantic comedy there's a tender, scruffy little movie struggling to get out.
August 19, 2010
Taken on its own terms, it's a light, sweet, curiously enjoyable misfit romance, whose real star is not Aniston but her magnificently awkward Lothario, Jason Bateman.
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