Switch, The (Blu-ray Review)8 Mar, 2011 By: Angelique Flores
Box Office $27.8 million
$29.95 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray
Rated ‘PG-13’ for mature thematic content, sexual material including dialogue, some nudity, drug use and language.
Stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Jeff Goldblum, Juliette Lewis, Patrick Wilson.
The Switch is a New-York based modern romance with a sticky twist.
Wally (Jason Bateman) and Kassie (Jennifer Aniston) are best friends. Wally clearly has feelings for Kassie but is too scared to admit it to her. Kassie feels her biological clock ticking and decides to get artificially inseminated.
At her insemination party, a drunken Wally switches the donation for his own and doesn’t remember it the next day.
Fast-forward seven years, and Kassie and her precocious 6-year-old son Sebastian (Thomas Robinson) move back to New York City. Eventually Wally sees the resemblance Sebastian has to him and remembers what happened at the party. At the same time, Kassie also is realizing the deeper feelings she has for Wally.
While some moments in the film dragged in the beginning, it’s hard to turn away from two of the most likeable actors in Hollywood. Bateman is endearing as Wally, a successful, attractive guy who is just shy about pulling the trigger with women. Aniston a Kassie is much like the characters she often plays, which is fun-loving and sweet. According to the behind-the-scenes featurette, the two have known each other for a long time, and the chemistry shows on screen.
The film also has great characters played by veteran actors Juliette Lewis and Jeff Goldblum, both quirky in their own ways. But it was Robinson who made the film. The adorable actor steals every scene he’s in as the melancholy, socially conscious kid.
The behind-the-scenes featurette delves into the evolution of the film, which is based on a short story. The DVD also contains two deleted scenes.