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.