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The Switch

USA:101 min
Comedy | Drama | Romance
IMDB rate:
Josh Gordon
1 nomination
Country: USA
Release Date: 2010-08-20
Filming Locations: 2nd Ave & E 56th St, New York City, New York, USA
Budget: $19,000,000
Opening Weekend: $8,436,713 (USA) (22 August 2010)
Gross: $27,758,465 (USA) (14 November 2010)
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston
The Switch
Scott Elrod
Scott Elrod
The Switch
Jason Bateman
Wally Mars
Victor Pagan
Knit Hat Guy
Jeff Goldblum
Juliette Lewis
Todd Louiso
Patrick Wilson
Rebecca Naomi Jones
Party Guest
Kelli Barrett
Roland's Wife Jessica
Jeremy J. Mohler
Party Guest 2
Will Swenson
Actor on Stage
Edward James Hyland
Man in Theater
Caroline Dhavernas
Brian Podnos
Thomas Robinson
Carmen M. Herlihy
Woman on Bus
Lily Pilblad
Girl at Pizzeria (as Lily Pilbald)
Jason Jones
Climbing Wall Guide
Bryce Robinson
Older Sebastian
Amanda Barron
Roland's Sister (uncredited)
Bob Bencomo
Pirate Hat Guy (uncredited)
Nick Diamantis
Lawyer (uncredited)
Stephanie Domini Ehlert
Kassie's friend (uncredited)
Stephen Hadeed Jr.
Theatre Patron (uncredited)
Gina Hernandez
Mexican Resturaunt Patron (uncredited)
Brooke Hoover
Pig Nose Woman (uncredited)
Vivian Kalinov
Pregnant Woman (uncredited)
Lynn L'Heureux
Business Woman (uncredited)
Patrick Edward O'Brien
Roland's brother (uncredited)
Chris von Hoffmann
Usher (uncredited)
Did you know?
Reputedly Jennifer Aniston wasn't terribly happy about the change in the film's title from the fairly distinctive "Baster" to the more generic The Switch (2010).
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Diane Sawyer was apparently perfectly happy for her image to be used in Jason Bateman's masturbation scene.
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Three of the most popular forms of coffee making are shown in this movie. When Kassie is unpacking her things, a drip coffee carafe is being unboxed. Next, at a restaurant when Kassie meets Roland for the first time, there is a French press at their table. Finally, the pour-over method is shown at Leonard's house. A Chemex glass coffee maker is shown in the background.
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On going to the drug store during the lice infestation they pick up black bin liners with yellow drawstrings. On returning home there is no sign of a yellow drawstring.
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During the final scene(s), Wally is at the BBQ wearing his wedding ring on his left hand but when he walks into the kitchen (continuous shot), it is now on his right hand, as is Kassie's. Then when they both walk over to the table with the cake, their rings are back on their left hands.
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(at around 40 mins) When Wally walks into the bathroom drunk and looks at the fertility chart, his watch disappears from his right hand when his hand is on the door. It subsequently reappears.
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Sebastian: Nature is in crises. And only one mammal is to blame.
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Debbie: She's going to use this.
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Wally Mars: Look at us. Running around, always rushed, always late. I guess that's why they call it the human race. What we crave most in this world is connection. For some people it happens at first site. It's when you know, you know. It's fate working its magic. And that's great for them. They get to live in a pop song; ride the express train. But that's not the way it really works. For the rest of us it's a bit less romantic. It's complicated and it's messy. It's about horrible timing and fumbled opportunities. And not being able to say what you need to say when you need to say it. At least, that's the way it was for me.
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Why didn't Kassie just have sex with Wally or Roland or whomever she wanted to have the baby with?
That would destroy the whole premise of the movie. Kassie didn't intend to use Bateman's sperm and simply just wanted a baby, she didn't want to pimp her body out; not to mention that Roland was already married, so Kassie wouldn't have wanted to commit adultery.She was also using a scientific method which is much more effective than sex. If she simply slept with Roland, pregnancy was not guaranteed. (her method is still not 100% effective, but is much more effective than sex)
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Photos from cast
Jennifer Aniston Scott Elrod