Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman and Patrick Wilson in The Switch trailer
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
I remember reading about THE SWITCH with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman starring and at the time, I thought it felt like a standard romantic comedy. Even watching the first part of the trailer, it felt like this was something we’ve seen a thousand times before. But then it made a big switch and started to feel more like Jason Bateman’s film than Jennifer Aniston and therefore, it felt like a much better film. It kind of feels like a cross between ROXANNE and BIG DADDY. My fear is that it gets too awkward for its own good. The film stars Aniston as a woman that decides to get pregnant from a turkey baster and Bateman as the guy that switches the sperm of Patrick Wilson for his own, thus fathering a child with her that she doesn’t know about.
Josh Gordon and Will Speck are directing from a script by Allan Loeb. Jeff Goldblum, Juliette Lewis and Scott Elrod also star. THE SWITCH hits theaters on August 20th.