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The Switch


Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, sexual material including dialogue, some nudity, drug use and language.

PG-13 In Theaters 08/20/2010 , 100min.
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Critic score based on 30 reviews

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May 27, 2011
I saw the movie in the theatre first. I have watched the DVD too many times to count. I never tire of the wonderful expressive face on Jason Bateman. That is what I call acting. Hope he will be cast in more movies like The Switch.
March 28, 2011
Comedy? I don't think you will find any laughs in this one. The little boy was the only one who delivered any value for this flick.
March 20, 2011
I was unexpectly pleased with this movie. Not usually a fan of rom-com-chick flicks, but this one was clever, and well written, and the acting was top rate (Maybe Goldblum's character was a little over done). The little boy is adorable. As for the "crude humor" factor, the movie artfully tap danced around the edges of
October 17, 2010
Very funny ********** movie!
September 30, 2010

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An unfunny, manipulative romance about two unlikable people and their prop of a son, the pic mangles the premise of its source material ("Baster," a 1996 short story by Pulitzer-winning novelist Jeffrey Eugenides) in ways that ought to baffle viewers of all sociopolitical stripes. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
The Switch, to its credit, really is about a boy, who with the help of a sensitive, sad-eyed kid, stands a chance of becoming a man. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
Aniston and Bateman keep things both light and dark when they should, and Robinson's Sebastian steals everyone's heart. Full Review
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
By turns rowdy and rueful, The Switch is a comedy with serious ramifications, not least of which is the question, what makes a family? Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
This is a romantic comedy, not a sci-fi adventure tale. But the actions, choices and general behavior of the characters are oddly removed from what goes in the real world. Full Review
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