The Switch
The Switch (2010)

"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-… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 20, 2010
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2011
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Switch has an interesting premise and a charming cast; unfortunately, it also has a trite script that hews too close to tired rom-com formulas.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

You have to overlook a whole lot of guff in order to enjoy the slight but pleasurable entertainment of The Switch.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

There aren't enough surprises to justify the title, but The Switch produces sufficient light for a late-summer diversion.

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Jeff Beck

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.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

There's much to enjoy, if not quite enough to disguise the film's essential awkwardness in trying to cover too many bases.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

The comedy itself suffers from awkward scheduling. Though this isn't its only wrinkle.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A conventional yet entertaining romantic comedy...

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Sorry tabloid readers. At no time does Jennifer 'Womb Watch' Aniston growl, "Take that, Brad."

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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.

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Laurence Boyce
The Baltic Times

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Jason Bateman delivers a surprising performance of wistful need. Wally's big reveal moment isn't some gooey gesture, buoyed by a sappy indie song or… More
Dead Angel
This was very predictable but I enjoyed it.
Melvin White
Wally Mars: I - - um, hijacked your pregnancy. "The most unexpected comedy ever conceived." The Switch is a pretty dull, unfunny, and overall… More
Candy Rose
I like Jason Bateman, but he's not well matched with Jennifer. Jennifer is getting older and she wants a baby. (Life immitating art). She has found a… More
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
It's predictable awkward situation drama. But I can still enjoy it.
Nicki Marie
Okay chick flick, nice performances lift a so-so story line. Some funny bits and nice moments. Wouldn't say it is a favourite or that I am dying to watch… More