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The Switch

Still single and worried about her biological clock, Kassie decides to pursue motherhood with the help of an anonymous sperm donor. But it turns out that the donor isn't quite as anonymous as she thinks.
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A scatterbrained romantic comedy stars Jennifer Aniston as a single mother whose young son is not the child of the man she selected as a sperm donor. Read the review
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You have to overlook a whole lot of guff in order to enjoy the slight but pleasurable entertainment of The Switch.
Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald  full review
 
The comedy itself suffers from awkward scheduling. Though this isn't its only wrinkle.
Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post  full review
 
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.
Tom Long, Detroit News  full review
 
Aside from the fact that it's all too entirely predictable, The Switch is a pleasant enough end-of-the-summer time killer.
Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor  full review
 
This New York-based comedy directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck distinguishes itself with three-dimensional characters and an engaging storyline.
Joshua Katzman, Chicago Reader  full review
 
Likable cast wasted in a dopey comedy. But hey, at least it has the first head-lice-removal instructional montage in romcom history.
Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com  full review
 
A warm, quirkily observant film, strengthened by some appealing performances and a low-key, easygoing vibe.
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post  full review
 
Tries to be more than a sitcom but keeps falling back on cheap laughs.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post  full review
 
It's Judd Apatow lite, Farrelly brothers special blend. Just call it When Harry Met Sally and Her Ovum.
Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News  full review
 
The truly dusty cliche it drags out again is the cute couple who don't, you know, think-of-each-other-like-that. Until, of course, they do.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger  full review
 
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.
Rick Groen, Globe and Mail  full review
 
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.
Stephen Holden, New York Times  full review
 
At its heart, it's really not that different from a regular romantic comedy. Well, except that it's funny.
Eric D. Snider, Film.com  full review
 
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.
Dana Stevens, Slate  full review
 
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.
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com  full review
 
Aniston and Bateman each bring a rare Bordeaux, and the writers bring Spam on white bread. You can skip the picnic or show up and have a glass of wine.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
 
Didn't Jennifer Lopez play essentially the same role this year in The Back-Up Plan? Only in the movies are glamorous, 40ish single women leaping into single parenthood via sperm donation.
Claudia Puig, USA Today  full review
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  • Release Year: 2010
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 101 min
  • Available From: Jan 17, 2013
  • Queued by: 2395 people
Directed By
Josh Gordon, Will Speck
Cast
Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Thomas Robinson, Jeff Goldblum, Patrick Wilson, Juliette Lewis, Scott Elrod, Todd Louiso, Caroline Dhavernas, Kelli Barrett
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