- Published: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Entertainment, 
- Year Published: 2011
- Description: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Language: English
- Format: DVD
- Gordon, Josh.
- Speck, Will.
- Berger, Albert.
- Yerxa, Ron.
- Loeb, Allan.
- Aniston, Jennifer.
- Bateman, Jason.
- Wilson, Patrick, 1973-
- Goldblum, Jeff, 1952-
- Lewis, Juliette.
- Robinson, Thomas.
- Eugenides, Jeffrey.
- Miramax Films.
- Mandate Pictures (Firm)
- Bona Fide Productions.
- Echo Films (Firm)
- Lions Gate Home Entertainment.
- Best friends -- Drama.
- Spermatozoa -- Drama.
- Secrecy -- Drama.
- Film adaptations.
- Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
- Comedy films.
- Feature films.
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Call number: DVD Comedy Switch
Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Downtown Storage Adult, Pittsfield Adult
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DVD release of the 2010 motion picture.
Based on the short story "Baster" by Jeffrey Eugenides.
Special features: deleted scenes ; "The switch conceived"; behind-the-scenes featurette.
Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Juliette Lewis, Thomas Robinson.
Kassie, a smart, fun-loving single woman, despite her neurotic best friend Wally's objections, decides it's time to have a baby, even if it means doing it 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 gets acquainted with Kassie's cute, though slightly neurotic, son.
DVD; region 1; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby digital.
Though the trailers play up the relationship between Wally and Kassie, the one that the story really follows is that between Wally and Sebastian—who, can I say, is absolutely adorable. I want Robinson to be every movie's “cute kid.” Though it certainly got too cornball on more than one occasion, Wally’s and Sebastian’s interactions seemed genuine, and—though I am loathe to admit it—had me teared up on one occasion. And Bateman certainly had more chemistry with Robinson than he did with Aniston.
The romance plotline, with Kassie’s sperm donor Roland (Patrick Wilson) coming in to complete the love triangle, could have been more developed and less cliché. Though I didn’t mind it taking a back seat to Sebastian’s story, it was what kept The Switch from being a good movie. Still worth the watch, though
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