As romantic comedies go, The Switch (formerly, The Baster) looks better than most, and that’s in spite of Jennifer Aniston, who stars as a 40-something year old unmarried woman who decides to turn to a turkey baster to conceive a child. The good news, here, is that the rest of the cast — Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson, Juliette Lewis, and Jeff Goldblum — are great. In the movie, which is based on a Jeffrey Eugenides short story, a neurotic Bateman secretly switches out the intended sperm donor’s seed for that of his own, and seven years later, the child’s behavior makes the switch hard to deny.
Josh Gordon and Will Speck (Blades of Glory, sadly) directed. And the movie could really go one of two ways: crappy romantic comedy cliches where all the funny bits are in the trailer, or (fingers crossed) a more decent one where all the funny bits are too R-rated to put in the trailer.
Actually, it looks like the movie is rated PG-13. So, I guess we can all just go ahead and give up hope. Still, Bateman and Goldblum? How bad can it be?