This quirky yet predicable comedy stars
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Bateman, two best friends who happen to
become parents after a drunken night of partying and not in the
traditional sort of sense. Aniston plays Kassie who is eager to have
children of her own and unable to find the right man in her life, she
decides to seek a sperm donor.
In celebration of finding a donor, Kassie
holds a party to celebrate the upcoming insemination and invites the
donor and his wife along. Unfortunately her best friend Wally (Bateman)
comes who ends up replacing the sperm with his own. The movie then fast
forwards several years and Kassie has her dream baby now a boy named
Sebastian who has eerily similar traits to her friend.
As both friends have attempted to move on
with their lives, we discover that Wally has always had a crush on his
best friend and this is where the dilemma occurs, unleash his hidden
feelings to Kassie in order for her to break up with her newly gotten
boyfriend or forever remain quiet.
With a plot that is highly predictable,
this is another strange romantic movie for Aniston who once again plays
the straight women to Bateman's witty Wally. It's not a bad movie but
it's nothing special, however there are some extremely amusing scenes
throughout the movie that in essence turns this movie into an enjoyable
film as opposed to another clichéd Aniston romantic comedy. Apart from
Bateman who steals the show, there are some great appearances by Jeff
Goldblum and Juliette Lewis who really add wit to this sometimes dry
With good video and audio quality, The
Switch also contains a behind the scenes documentary, deleted scenes,
alternate endings and my favourite, the Gag Reel and Outtakes. It's
definitely worth a watch, although I'm not sure I would want it for my
collection... maybe for a quiet night in?