Jennifer Aniston stars in 'The Switch': movie review
Jennifer Aniston plays singleton Kassie, in the new movie 'The Switch,' a pleasant, but predictable end-of-the-summer film.
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Aside from the fact that itâ€™s all too entirely predictable, â€śThe Switchâ€ť is a pleasant enough end-of-the-summer time killer.
Jennifer Aniston plays singleton Kassie, who wants a baby and, with the clock ticking and no Mr. Right in sight, is on the prowl for a suitable sperm donor.
Jason Bateman plays her best friend, Wally, a financial analyst and head case who is also, of course, secretly in love with her. Through a mix-up so wildly implausible that it almost makes sense, Wally, unbeknownst to Kassie, ends up as â€śthe seed man.â€ť
Adapted by screenwriter Alan Loeb from the short story â€śThe Basterâ€ť by Jeffrey Eugenides and directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, â€śThe Switchâ€ť is best remembered for Batemanâ€™s wry geniality and a marvelous cameo from Jeff Goldblum as Wallyâ€™s business partner. Goldblumâ€™s patter-style delivery turns conventional dialogue into jazz riffs.
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