The Switch

October 17, 2010

The biggest question that came to my mind while watching the film was for how long do sperms survive outside of the human body? After googling, I know they can survive for a few minutes to a few hours. I just wasn’t sure.

Jennifer Aniston plays the role of Kessie, an aging woman who decides to get pregnant with help of a sperm donor. Her best friend, analytical and neurotic Wally played by Jason Bateman, doesn’t like the idea. Obviously, it doesn’t turn out the way it should have, still it was for the better.

The Switch is funny and emotional. It’s a romcom but not that romcommy as I thought it would be. It focuses on Wally’s character of a social incompetent man in New York who struggles to find the one  and how he connects with Kessie’s son. His son.

In Sweden this film is called “Pappa på burk” meaning dad in a tub, sort of. A bit weird but I actually like it better somehow because it gives less away. Normally, I get quite annoyed with some of the titles they come up with. Replacing a perfectly good title with a Swedish one. It makes it confusing.

So, dads on tubs, don’t think I’ve seen anything like it. It brings up moral social issues and women’s option of becoming single mothers. Not that odd anymore but Kessie decided that she wanted to know who the donor was and be able to contact him. Probably for the worse.

Funniest in the film, except for the cute little boy, was Juliette Lewis. Don’t remember where I have seen her lately but I haven’t liked it, she’s been awkward and painful to watch. Maybe it’s when she’s been singing. But in The Switch it’s all good. A liberal free spirit, a bit crazy but funny.

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