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"The Switch," is an offbeat comedy about Kassie, a smart, fun-loving single woman who, despite her slightly neurotic best friend Wally's objections, decides it's time to have a baby-even if it means doing it by herself- with a little help from a charming sperm donor. But, unbeknownst to her, Kassie's plans go awry because of a last-minute switch that isn't discovered until seven years later when Wally finally gets acquainted with Kassie's precocious-though slightly neurotic-son. From the people behind "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Juno" comes… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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
"The comedy itself suffers from awkward scheduling. Though this isn't its only wrinkle."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"This might have worked better as a television episode or a short film, but as a feature, it's merely another one of those overly-long films where the audience must wait around in silence for the same conclusion we've seen countless times."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"despite a novel plot device, The Switch is a disappointingly formulaic film and at times quite soulless."
‑ James Luxford, The National
"Directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck find some heart and wit in the screenplay, and they draw a strong performance from Bateman, who?s funny and sympathetic as the lovelorn Wally."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"There's much to enjoy, if not quite enough to disguise the film's essential awkwardness in trying to cover too many bases."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"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
"A conventional yet entertaining romantic comedy..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A misjudged lightness of tone and a predictable structure neuter the neuroticism and strange maliciousness of this Jennifer Aniston/Jason Bateman rom-com."
‑ Sarah Sluis, Film Journal International
"I would describe this movie first as sweet, then as funny - though the funny is definitely present, either dry and sly, or big and farcical. It's definitely a movie worth checking out."
‑ Karina Montgomery,
"There aren't enough surprises to justify the title, but The Switch produces sufficient light for a late-summer diversion."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"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
"Bateman and Aniston are fine but don't have any real chemistry together, whilst the direction is flat and rather uninteresting. It has the occasional good moment, but "The Switch" fails to push any buttons. Or, indeed, pull any switches."
‑ Laurence Boyce, The Baltic Times
"Despite a strong cast and technical specs, The Switch remains another easily disposable entertainment built out of the rubble of a promising literary prospect."
‑ Chris Cabin, Slant Magazine
"Another week, another Jennifer Aniston rom-com. This one's passable, but saddled with a problematic central plot device."
‑ Catherine Bray, Film4
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