• The Switch (2010)

The Switch

Release Date: August 20th, 2010

DVD Release Date: March 15th, 2011

PG-13 |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Neurotic Wally Mars (Jason Bateman) has one bright spot in his life: his friendship with Kassie (Jennifer Aniston). When Kassie announces her intention to become pregnant using a sperm donor, Wally thinks he will be the lucky guy, but Kassie has someone else in mind. While drunk at Kassie's insemination party, Wally substitutes his sperm for the donor's, then passes out, remembering nothing. Seven years later, Wally meets Kassie's son, who seems oddly familiar to him.

Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Thomas Robinson, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Juliette Lewis, Kelli Barrett, Jason Jones

Director: Josh Gordon , Will Speck

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Echo Films, Mandate Pictures, Bona Fide Productions

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Best friend , Friendship , 2000s , Heartwarming , Charming , New York City , Amusing , Father , Son ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia 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? show more

  • 40
    Scott TobiasNPR

    It all works out agreeably enough, albeit in strict adherence to rom-com formula, right down to the obligatory wacky-best-friend roles given to space cadets Jeff Goldblum and Juliette Lewis. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Despite a virtually unplayable premise, The Switch overcomes this handicap to turn itself into a friendly, offbeat romantic comedy. show more

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