Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The Switch stars Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. Aniston plays a single woman that feels her biological clock ticking as she gets older. Being single and aging she decides to have a baby by artificial means. She asks her best friend to help her find a suitable donor. As the story progresses, Aniston's character finds a young man to donate his 'seed'. In a drunken act of stupidity somehow her best friend ends up switching his own 'seed' for the donor's. About seven years go by before the two met back up again, and then very sweet and comedic moments occur as Bateman's character realizes the child is his.
The story line is a bit predictable- think "The Back Up Plan"-but there are a few turns that will make you smile. The kid that plays in the movie is very touching and his eyes can just captivate you. I think he has a bright future. I think the 'funny' parts were missing something. However, the sweet moments really had me smiling. There are a few scenes that just make you smile. As you see the relationship develop between the little boy and his 'uncle wally', you see more of the father and son relationship develop. Aniston seems to have a lot of fun in this role. She is very spunky and can switch from fun-loving best friend to single mom very well. This is more the type of movie to watch on a rainy day, or maybe when you just like watching a movie. It is because of this that I give The Switch a bronze ticket rating. (see movie rating scale)