The Switch Trailer Starring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston


My first reaction to hearing about the upcoming Jennifer Aniston comedy The Switch, back when it was originally known as The Baster, was that it would be just another dull romantic comedy — with a stupid title. Now that they’ve sanitized the title, it seems even more dull. The story revolves around an unmarried 40-year-old woman who uses a turkey baster to impregnate herself, only to find out several years later that her best friend may have switched the sperm sample with his own. An uninspired premise, to be sure, however, the first trailer for the film has arrived online this week, and it does hint at the possibility that this could actually be more of a drama than a low brow comedy.

Jason Bateman is the co-star, and although his name alone isn’t necessarily enough to sell me on a movie, the supporting cast also includes Patrick Wilson, Juliette Lewis and Jeff Goldblum. The movie is from the directors of Blades of Glory, and some of the producers worked on The Farrelly Brothers’ movies and Paul Blart: Mall Cop; on the other hand, a few of the other producers also have Little Miss Sunshine, Little Children and Election under their belts. It could go either way, but I am guessing Jennifer Aniston’s name will be the biggest factor in determining what audience this movie finds. The Switch hits theatres on August 20th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

  • Mike

    I wish Jeff Goldblum was in every movie.

  • hehe.. nice..

    they practically revealed the entire plot of this movie except.. the very very ending..

    omg .. are they gonna get back together at the end? now that they have a child and all…

    i gootta see this movie!!


  • Marc

    Aren’t women tired of seeing these lame Jennifer Aniston romcom films? I mean really, how many times can she play the same character over and over again before this gets old.

    At least get a new female lead to star in these films, someone like Zooey Deschanel. Anyone but Camron Diaz, or Jennifer Aniston.

  • Colin

    Zooey Deschanel always plays the exact same person as well: (500) Days of Summer… The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy… fucking indistinguishable from each other.

    Zooey Deschannel only knows how to play Zooey Dechanel. but at least she doesn’t have a fucking lantern-jaw like her sister.

  • Acheron

    I am torn between my hatred of rom-coms and my love of Jason Bateman. I will see the movie because I would watch Jason Bateman read the phone book. He is supremely engaging in everything. Check out this clip of him just talking about classical music.

  • Falsk

    Ugggh… stupid indies at their need to throw in awesome actors into the supporting roles. I will probably rent this solely for Goldblum. For the same reason I will be seeing “City Island” this weekend for Alan Arkin. Sigh. Why do I do this to myself?

  • Colin

    Probably because you hate yourself.

  • Dan F

    Hey, I’d go see anything with Goldblum, Arkin…or Anthony Hopkins. No self-hate, just enamored of excellent if offbeat characterizations. Same for Bateman, BTW.

  • There have been lots of nasty comments about Jennifer Aniston doing the rounds on the world wide web of late. I think she appears terrific, particularly after losing a couple of kilos.

  • mandy

    Is it just me or do Jen and Jason look good together?