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Friday, August 20, 2010

The Switch

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: An aging woman (Jennifer Aniston) decides she's not going to wait for love to have a baby, she's going to get a sperm donor. Then, in a drunken stupor, her best friend, who happens to be a guy, (Jason Bateman) switches the donors sperm for his own, and 7 years later starts to realize that her kid is his kid.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Thomas Robinson, Juliette Lewis, Caroline Dhavernas, Jason Jones, Bryce Robinson

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketProceed with Caution. Despite the ridiculous premise, the moments that lead to each implausible beat make a lot of sense.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: I had a couple of good ones, because I like to laugh at children.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: A much less cool fact about me is I tend to cry at children, too.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: First movie about a woman who decides to get pregnant on her own, since The Back-up Plan. Hey, it's been 4 months, we were due for another one, right?

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Jeff Goldblum is the stand out, and also plays the perfect best-friend. He is just the right combination of caring and giving you the space to make your own mistakes. The little boy, Thomas Robinson, is pretty impressive, too.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: For some reason, the directing in this movie feels kind of self-conscious to me. It's like they're trying really hard to do something special, but no matter how hard they try, their work refuses to go beyond run of the mill.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: The hardest thing to get past (besides the premise) is Jason Bateman's character, who you feel empathetic toward, but you never really like as a love interest. You almost don't want him to end up with the girl because you know that in the long run, he would be a major drain on her life. My favorite thing about the script, though, is how you see Jennifer Aniston fall for her son, as any mother would, and the more she grows to like all of Jason Bateman's unlikeable characteristics in her own son, the more you can buy that she might grow to appreciate them in the man who spawned him.

Q: Where can I see the trailer?


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Given that the film romantic comedy section, it really is. It tells an enjoyable story and adds a flair of drama and comedy. If you have a movie to make you laugh, will tear up, and are looking to be warm, this is your type of story. The boy chased the girl all about the movie, but missed opportunities and chances to take more. Aniston is the Bounty Hunter and a Bateman Remove better than the recent movies (is not the best). Acting was superb. Bateman's son in the movie shines as well. Aniston, as the previous commenters have said, classy and not over dramatic or acted all cutesy. I highly recommend this film if you are looking for a hearty romcom. I've seen it with my aunt and sister, and they both loved it (we're also picky movie watchers).

Movie Mole said...

I am a huge Jason Bateman fan but was not excited to see him starring with Aniston. I think she was perfect on the show Friends but she is not cut out for the big screen. Funny how some are just made for TV.