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6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 69
  2. Negative: 8 out of 69

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  1. Aug 25, 2010
    0
    This is another trite movie where you feel as if you are once again watching Rachel for the 1000th time. Jason Bateman and Bryce Robinson have some chemistry, but it is not enough to save this movie as you can't help but feel they are doing double duty as they provide any watchability this film has while propping up a cardboard cut out of Jennifer Aniston where the lead actress should be.This is another trite movie where you feel as if you are once again watching Rachel for the 1000th time. Jason Bateman and Bryce Robinson have some chemistry, but it is not enough to save this movie as you can't help but feel they are doing double duty as they provide any watchability this film has while propping up a cardboard cut out of Jennifer Aniston where the lead actress should be. A DVD rental reserved for the weekend when all the new releases have been snatched up. Expand
  2. Sep 7, 2010
    3
    I left this film thinking, An OK romantic comedy; nothing great, but somewhat enjoyable. Maybe worth renting. Yet., I woke up in the middle of the night disliking this movie. Something about Jennifer Annisonâ
  3. j30
    Sep 20, 2011
    4
    The Switch had a potential premise, but fails to produce any laughs or predictability.
  4. Aug 1, 2011
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Wally (Jason Bateman) and Kassie (Jennifer Aniston) have been best friends for years. Wally missed his opportunity years ago to be with her because of his neurotic behavior, so he is now forever stuck in the friend zone. Which is just fine by him until Kassie decides it is time for her to have a baby, by a donor. He tries to convince her that this is the wrong way to go about it, but she does it anyway. At the â Expand
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Squeezes fresh laughs out of what is, in essence, a rather startlingly post-Freudian, nature-trumps-nurture view of child development.
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    40
    It all works out agreeably enough, albeit in strict adherence to rom-com formula, right down to the obligatory wacky-best-friend roles given to space cadets Jeff Goldblum and Juliette Lewis.
  3. His (Bateman) performance is fun. Too bad The Switch is not.