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Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Watch Now With Prime Video. Seven years after the fact, a man comes to the realization that he was the sperm donor for his best friend's boy. Josh Gordon , Will Speck. Jeffrey Eugenides based on the short story "Baster" by , Allan Loeb screenplay by.
Share this Rating Title: The Switch 6. Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Learn more More Like This. The Bounty Hunter I Just Go with It Along Came Polly The Ugly Truth Horrible Bosses 2 Life as We Know It Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Wally Mars Victor Pagan Knit Hat Guy Jennifer Aniston Kassie Larson Jeff Goldblum Roland Rebecca Naomi Jones Party Guest Kelli Barrett Roland's Wife Jessica Jeremy Mohler Party Guest 2 as Jeremy J.
Wally uses the bathroom and sees the sample. Drunk and doped up after taking a pill provided him at the party by Kassie's friend, Debbie Juliette Lewis , and not liking the idea of Kassie being inseminated with this sperm, Wally plays with the cup and accidentally spills it into the sink. Panicking, he replaces the sperm with his own. The next day at work, still hungover , he remembers nothing.
The insemination is successful. Wally is then upset when Kassie tells him she is returning to her family home in Minnesota, as she thinks that would be a better environment to raise a child in, instead of New York City. She leaves, and Wally maintains a non-fulfilling, dreary existence. Seven years later, Kassie returns to New York along with precocious-but-neurotic six-year-old son Sebastian Thomas Robinson.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Less enthusiastic with the film, Detroit News ' s Tom Long wrote that "it's not a bad film, really, just sort of average. Not that I expected much from this, but it was still a big disappointment. Always rushed, always late. After Wally notices the similarities between himself and Sebastian, and after talking to his friend Leonard, Wally realizes what happened seven years earlier.
She wants to reconnect with Wally, and is eager to introduce her son to him. After an awkward first meeting, Wally eventually forms a bond with this loveable and seemingly mini-version of himself, and Sebastian starts to become close to Wally, but the bad news is that Roland is in the picture too: Kassie has started dating him because he is now divorced and, as she thinks he is Sebastian's father, and a nice guy, maybe it would work.
After Wally notices the similarities between himself and Sebastian, and after talking to his friend Leonard, Wally realizes what happened seven years earlier. Just before Roland proposes to Kassie, Wally reveals to Kassie that Sebastian is his son, along with his true feelings for her. She is shocked and angry and does not want to see him again. Some time passes, and one day, as he is leaving work, Wally finds Kassie waiting for him on the street outside his office building.
The Switch is a American romantic comedy film directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck. Based on a screenplay written by Allan Loeb, the film, formerly. Jason Bateman and Thomas Robinson in The Switch () Jennifer Aniston at an event for The Switch () Thomas Robinson in The Switch () Jeff.
She tells him Sebastian really misses him and needs him. Wally admits he misses and needs Sebastian too. Kassie then discloses she isn't with Roland any longer, and that she loves him, even with all of his idiosyncrasies. Wally proposes to her, Kassie accepts, and they kiss. The final scene shows a happily married Wally and Kassie throwing Sebastian's eighth birthday party.
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. While Aniston gets stuck playing an undercooked neurotic cipher, Bateman knocks it out of the park with his physical clowning and easy-breezy bonding scenes with newcomer Thomas Robinson. 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. 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.
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 romantic precipitation. It's a completely inopportune moment that he wedges into the works. Of course, I am sorely disappointed with Aniston's reaction. She looks everywhere except at Bateman, and I, not having read Jeffrey Eugenides's short story, "Baster," don't know if Kassie's go-to angry reaction is in the original or just stuck in for the typical crisis-near-the-end-of-movie-that-will-be-resolved-in-two-minutes effect. I kept wanting to rewrite the whole scene.
Give Kassie a real moment, perhaps saying she knew, somewhere in the back of her mind, she knew. I mean, how could she not? The kid moans when he eats. The rom-com marketing and easygoing, devoid-of-personality female lead take away some of the charm and pathos of Wally's connection with the mini-him of sorts. Thomas Robinson is definitely the most adorable child-depressive ever. The scene in which Sebastian describes his picture-perfect paternal family and Wally reveals his own baggage is absolutely heartbreaking.
I - - um, hijacked your pregnancy. The only thing that keeps the movie flowing and kept me from turning it off was Jason Bateman, who was actually pretty good, and a great little performance from the kid. Other than that, the story is so-so, the dialogue so-so, and nothing really interesting happens to support the initial premise. The premise is one that could work, but it just didn't.
Wally and Kassie are best friends and have been for quite some time. Kassie begins feeling like she's over the hill and wants to have a child while she still can. So in this haste she decides to try to find a sperm donor, so she can have the child she wants and needs right now.
When she throws a party on the night where it will all take place, Wally stumbles into the bathroom drunk after the donor did the deed into a cup. Wally spills the cup and decides to replace it with his own. He completely forgets about this until Kassie and her son return to New York after years of being away. Not that I expected much from this, but it was still a big disappointment.
We know from the beginning where the story is going to go, we know how it will end, and we know the ups and downs the characters will take. So why watch it? I don't know why I did, but I'm just warning you so you don't make the same mistake I did. It's predictable awkward situation drama. But I can still enjoy it. More Top Movies Trailers. DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Black Panther Dominates Honorees.