Thursday, September 2, 2010

"The Switch" - in theaters

I kind of feel bad for Jennifer Aniston, because she tries so hard to make fun romantic comedies, and most of them kind of fall flat.

While I would like to say that "The Switch" is the exception to that rule, I can't. While it had it's funny and touching moments, for the most part, I kept wondering when the film was actually going to be getting started. Based on the previews I knew that the story revolved around the friendship between Aniston's character, Kassie, and Jason Bateman's character, Wally, and how Wally switched out some sperm from Roland (Patrick Wilson) at Kassie's insemination party (because, oh yeah, people apparently have those in real life). But for some reason, I thought that there would be more to the plot then what was depicted. I was sorely mistaken.

I enjoy Jason Bateman quite a bit, but found his character in this movie to be somewhat annoying, and it amazed me that Kassie would've fallen in love with him. For the most part, he just seemed to annoy her and/or make any situation in which they were involved in worse.

The best character was the little boy, Sebastian, played by Thomas and Bryce Robinson, who was so eccentric that it was adorable. He walked around half the time worrying if he had some outlandish disease, and had no qualms about telling someone that he hated him/her. I found it charming and refreshing.

Jeff Goldblum plays Wally's co-worker, Leonard, and I also found him to be enjoyable. I think that Goldblum, while he enunciates most of his lines the same way for pretty much every role, has some comedic talent, and he and Bateman played well off of each other.

So on the CWeave scale, I rate this movie a 5. I was glad that I only payed 5 bucks for it, but I got my money's worth when it came to the supporting cast. I only wish that Bateman and Aniston had stepped up their game a little.

1 comment:

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    I have seen this movie. I guess it was a romantic comedy with maturity to its humour and romance. I like this movie. Thanks for writing a nice review for the movie.