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An unmarried 40-year-old woman turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend, who has been living with a secret: he replaced her preferred sperm sample with his own.
Comedy Drama Romantic - This is a romantic comedy aimed at both men and women. Fans of stars Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman should be pleased. Adult subject matter make the film inappropriate for young children.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 89 moviegoers:
TEENS:The females loved this movie. All of them rated it very high. The few males rated it, mostly, above average, with a few average reviews.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Great reviews from the ladies. They all enjoyed it very much with most loving it. The male reviews are also very good. Most enjoyed it very much.
ADULTS:These are almost great reviews from the ladies. About half loved it and most of the rest rated it above average, which is also high and indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. Just a few rated it as low as average. The male reviews are very similar to the female reviews. Three-quarters enjoyed "The Switch"very much and only one person was disappointed.
Neurotic, self-absorbed and pessimistic Wally Mars' (Jason Bateman) financial
success with New York stock trading partner Leonard
(Jeff Goldblum) does little to shake his fundamentally gloomy perspective on the
world. The one bright spot is his best friend Kassie
(Jennifer Aniston), beautiful and funny, who, unfortunately for Wally, is
content being just friends. When Kassie, in her early 40s and
single, announces that she wants to have a baby and doesn't plan to let the lack
of a husband or boyfriend stand in the way, Wally is
bursting with anticipation at what he expects to be asked. Then Kassie lowers
the boom—she wants him to help her find Mr. Perfect
Sperm Donor, not be Mr. Perfect Sperm Donor.
Before long, Kassie finds the perfect donor in the form of charming,
Roland (Patrick Wilson). At Kassie's "insemination party,” thrown by
her best girlfriend Debbie (Juliette Lewis), Wally makes what is surely a
switch, then passes out and remembers nothing.
Kassie's plan moves right along—she becomes pregnant and happily moves
back home to Minnesota to raise her baby.
Seven years later she moves back to New York, and Wally, still neurotic and
still single, gets acquainted with Kassie's precocious—though slightly
neurotic—son, Sebastian (Thomas Robinson). The two hit it off,
and Wally starts spending more time with Sebastian.
"I can't wait around
for something that
may never happen!”
Wally becomes more and more intrigued, and confused, by how familiar
Sebastian seems, even though Sebastian seems to understand
very clearly he came from a "seed guy” and has no real father.
Wally becomes convinced that Sebastian is his son—that he hijacked Kassie's
pregnancy. But how can Wally tell her? Kassie is getting
ready to get married and have the family she always wanted. If Wally tells
Kassie the truth now, he could lose her forever—and if he
doesn't, he could lose his son.
But the way a man looks at the world when he is young and single and the way
he looks at it when he loves a woman and has a child
of his own are two very different things. Neurotic Wally needs to find the
courage to face the truth and take the biggest risk of his life.