Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Switch web-only review

Posted By on Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Check out this web-only review of the Jason Bateman-Jennifer Anniston-turkey baster comedy The Switch, courtesy of our man Ed Symkus.

What a nice, good-looking couple. Why, they should just be out there making babies together, populating the world with nice, good-looking kids.

But he’s kind of neurotic and very controlling, and she’s much more adventurous and sort of aloof. That’s probably why, after all these years, they’re still just pals who get together only for a meal or a chat.

They’re not dating anyone else, and that’s fine with him. But that sound she’s hearing is the ticking of her maternal clock, and one day she announces that she’s going to get pregnant and is beginning a search for the right sperm donor. “What about me?” asks Wally (Jason Bateman), with puppy dog eyes.

“No, that probably wouldn’t work out,” says Kassie (Jennifer Aniston), her mind quickly made up.

The title of the film says it all. Kassie finds a suitable donor – a full-of-himself guy named Roland (Patrick Wilson) – and throws a “getting pregnant party” where Wally overdoes the scotch, finds Roland’s already filled “sample” cup, and ...


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