'The Switch' Reviews Are Mixed & Muddled

Sally Mercedes
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The Switch starring Jennifer AnistonThe Switch opens this weekend and everyone seems as ambivalent about that as I am. Starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman, The Switch is another movie about a successful woman who wants a baby by any means necessary.

So far, reviews for The Switch are a bit muddled.

Leslie Gornstein, E! Online:

The story is boosted by some decent acting and a few genuine laughs, but not enough to justify the cost of a theater ticket.

Rupert Pupkin, Reel Movie News:

While The Switch isn't quite a date movie and isn't quite a raunchy sex comedy, it's still worth a look if you're looking for a few chuckles, or don't have anything better to do.

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel:

The best Jennifer Aniston movie in ages is actually a star vehicle for Jason Bateman. And Aniston’s work opposite the screen’s premiere mild-mannered funnyman shows her at her most engaged and pitch perfect.

For as much as we all love Jennifer Aniston, I can't remember the last time she was in a movie I loved. Marley & Me was cute, and I'm in the minority group of people who actually liked The Break-Up, but I agree that she needs some better roles or better performances.

I'm happy to hear The Switch is exceeding expectations, but I'm worried the bar is set too low. The "best of bad" doesn't sound so appetizing. Is it really worth all the money we pay for movie tickets?

I'm going to guess no, so I may wait for this one to hit Netflix instead. Maybe I'll go watch Eat Pray Love again. I kid, I kid!

 

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