The Switch Synopsis
A 40-year-old unmarried woman decides to become pregnant by inseminating herself with a turkey baster.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
By turns rowdy and rueful, The Switch is a comedy with serious ramifications, not least of which is the question, what makes a family?
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75

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
This picture belongs to Jason Bateman, who, after years of playing the second or third banana (and plenty of times being the best thing in a...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Squeezes fresh laughs out of what is, in essence, a rather startlingly post-Freudian, nature-trumps-nurture view of child development.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Despite a virtually unplayable premise, The Switch overcomes this handicap to turn itself into a friendly, offbeat romantic comedy.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The movie's flaw is impossible to ignore, turning on the most tired of romantic comedy conventions: Someone knows something, and all that...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The romantic comedy has never had a star as depressing as Jennifer Aniston. It's not the movies - well, it isn't simply the movies.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This is a romantic comedy, not a sci-fi adventure tale. But the actions, choices and general behavior of the characters are oddly removed...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's subpar sitcom.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
His (Bateman) performance is fun. Too bad The Switch is not.
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40

NPR

By Scott Tobias
It all works out agreeably enough, albeit in strict adherence to rom-com formula, right down to the obligatory wacky-best-friend roles...
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Funny from the Start

By ru2bsi
From start to finish, the movie was about Wally - and his neurotic ways. He was truly the story in this; which was pretty funny to watch him change and go through this. Jen, was jen; but Jason won...

Best 'couple' movie I have seen in a loooong time....

By lovestalentmoviefan
....no silly and unbelievable rescues from bombs and guns,no uncomfortable or gratuitous sex/nudity and no syrupy perfect people. Have to admit I am a huge Bateman fan,but I would say if the movie...

Cute

By 2boysmom52
Gotta say I was expecting the same old romantic comedy! I was pleasantly surprised with the twist and turns this clever script took. Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman made a GREAT couple! I say grab...

THE SWITCH-Switch my tickets for another movie!

By joeandcindy
We were looking forward to this movie. We like both actors and especially Jennifer Anniston. This movie moved so slow. Without spoiling the end, it was just frustrating! I wish I would have used...

Five Word Review

By okiestate5252
Funny Cute Meaningful Story Line...

loved it

By nancym
I only went because the fan reviews were so good -- and I loved it! Really engaging movie -- GREAT performances by both Bateman and Anniston. Wonderful supporting role by Jeff Goldblum. Just a really...

The Switch: 1-1/2 hour of Wasted Talent

By njnks
I was excited to see this movie because I'm a huge fan of Justin Bateman and Jennifer Aniston. Unfortunately, these talented actors didn't have much of a script to work with. Once you learn the...

Five Word Review

By anistonfan1
absolutely darling and extremely adorable...

Not with it

By bhultman
This movie just like many of aniston films always seem to come up short. She is a beautiful woman and actress but this movie lacked intensity and draw. I as thinking more about the movie sitting at...

For Once, Not a Horrible Aniston Movie

By unlvraptor
I usually hate Jennifer Aniston movies, but for some reason her good looks keep me coming back to the theater. This one was actually not bad. Fairly good acting, fairly predictable plot. Jeff Goldblum...

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Rated PG-13 | For mature thematic content, sexual material including dialogue, some nudity, drug use and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ OK romcom centers on sperm donation, single parenthood.
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