The Switch, Switches it up
If you enjoy watching romantic comedies, you may find yourself hoping that the next one you view will be a little different, a little more off the beaten path than what studios now produce. The Switch is just that. This romantic comedy is about a family coming together in an unconventional way. Wally (Jason Bateman) is introspective, so much so that he finds it difficult to date women more than a few times. His best friend, Kassie (Jennifer Aniston), upon her fortieth birthday, has decided to find a sperm donor so that she can finally have a child. After drinking excessively at her insemination party, Wally “trades Diane Sawyer to the Vikings” and “hijacks Kassie’s pregnancy” (switches the donor sample with his own), and drama ensues.
One of the excellent performances in this film is that of the young actor Thomas Robinson. As Kassie’s son Sebastian, Robinson is perfect as the introspective kid who would rather have his birthday party at a kill shelter than a rock climbing facility. Jeff Goldblum’s ramblings throughout the film as Bateman’s best friend are also entertaining. At times, some of the comedic effort falls flat; but overall, if you enjoy romantic comedies, this film is worth a view.