Director(s): Josh Gordon, Will Speck
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Romance
Tired of waiting for a man, Kassie (Jennifer Aniston) decides to search for a sperm donor and have a child. Trouble arises when, in an act of drunkenness, her best friend Wally (Jason Bateman) replaces the donors sperm with his own.
The Switch is an extremely average romance comedy with moments of charm sprinkled throughout. Jason Bateman plays Wally Mars, a neurotic pessimist who is best friends with Kassie Larson (Jennifer Aniston). I won’t even bother divulging any of the plot because it is extremely predictable. My standards for romantic comedies aren’t high, but The Switch is missing a major component to the formula: comedy. Even a little bit of humor would have helped make this movie more enjoyable. The quality of this movie would be the same without the star power of Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston and Patrick Wilson. This movie isn’t bad, just disappointing.