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The Switch -- An unmarried 40-year-old woman turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend, who has been living with a secret: he replaced her preferred sperm sample with his own.
The Switch -- The Switch -- "Home Baster" Clip
The Switch -- An unmarried 40-year-old woman turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend, who has been living with a secret: he replaced her preferred sperm sample with his own.
The Switch -- Despite best friend Wally's objections, smart, fun-loving single Kassie decides it's time to have a baby, even if it means taking it into her own hands. But accidents happen and a rip-roaring drunk Wally switches her preferred donor's sperm with his own.
The Switch -- The Switch -- "Fresh" Clip


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Writers (WGA):
Allan Loeb (screenplay)
Jeffrey Eugenides (short story "Baster")
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Release Date:
20 August 2010 (USA) See more »
The most unexpected comedy ever conceived.
Seven years after the fact, a man comes to the realization that he was the sperm donor for his best friend's boy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jason Bateman ... Wally Mars

Victor Pagan ... Knit Hat Guy

Jennifer Aniston ... Kassie Larson

Jeff Goldblum ... Leonard

Juliette Lewis ... Debbie

Todd Louiso ... Artie

Scott Elrod ... Declan

Patrick Wilson ... Roland

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 ... Pauline
Brian Podnos ... Waiter

Thomas Robinson ... Sebastian
Carmen M. Herlihy ... Woman on Bus

Lily Pilblad ... Girl at Pizzeria

Jason Jones ... Climbing Wall Guide

Bryce Robinson ... Older Sebastian
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

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)

Chris von Hoffmann ... Usher (uncredited)
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Directed by
Josh Gordon 
Will Speck 
Writing credits
Allan Loeb (screenplay)

Jeffrey Eugenides (short story "Baster")

Produced by
Jennifer Aniston .... executive producer
Brian Bell .... co-producer
Albert Berger .... producer
Kristin Hahn .... executive producer
Nathan Kahane .... executive producer
Kelli Konop .... co-producer
Mary Lee .... co-producer
Allan Loeb .... co-producer
Steven Pearl .... co-producer
Ron Yerxa .... producer
Original Music by
Alex Wurman 
Cinematography by
Jess Hall 
Film Editing by
John Axelrad 
Casting by
Douglas Aibel 
Production Design by
Adam Stockhausen 
Art Direction by
Larry M. Gruber 
Set Decoration by
Carol Silverman 
Costume Design by
Kasia Walicka-Maimone 
Makeup Department
Jerry DeCarlo .... hair department head
Jorjee Douglas .... makeup artist: Jennifer Aniston
Dallas Hartnett .... hair stylist: second unit
Sherri Berman Laurence .... makeup department head
Amy Spiegel .... key makeup artist
Michelle Spooner .... makeup artist: second unit
Oney Syers II .... makeup artist
Lona Vigi .... hair stylist: jennifer anniston
Louie Zakarian .... special effects makeup artist
Production Management
Brian Bell .... unit production manager
Nancy Kirhoffer .... post-production supervisor
David Price .... production supervisor
Judy Richter .... production supervisor
Jack Schuster .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melody Beam .... second second assistant director: additional photography
Timothy Bird .... first assistant director
Thomas Coe .... second assistant director: additional photography (as Thomas D. Coe)
Chris DeAngelis .... second assistant director: splinter unit
Scott Foster .... assistant director
Matthew Mason .... second second assistant director
George Parra .... first assistant director: additional photography
Christopher Swartout .... first assistant director: splinter unit
Jennifer Truelove .... second assistant director
Art Department
Stephanie Armstrong .... props
Juan Bertrán .... art department intern
David Cooney .... storyboard artist
Pete Dancy .... assistant property master
John Davis .... storyboard artist (part one)
Lauren DiGiulio .... art production assistant
Daniel DuPont .... leadman: re-shoot
Michael Foster .... set dressing foreman
Vanessa Frost .... art department production assistant
Julia Garrison .... standby camera scenic
Christina Georgandis .... art department intern
Sean Haines .... additional shopper
Alexander James .... key scenic industrial
Michael Kall .... construction foreman
Elizabeth Keenan .... set decorator: additional photography
Paul Alexander Larkin .... set dresser
Alicia Leatherbury-Lamberti .... scenic artist
Robert Ludemann .... graphic designer
Dave McAllister .... key construction grip
Christine Montgomery .... set dresser
Tom Nierenberg .... set dresser
Rebecca Perrenod .... scenic charge artist
Stephen Podrang .... set dresser
Heather Prendergast .... assistant set decorator
Pierre Rovira .... construction coordinator
Duke Scoppa .... property master
Alison Scowby .... props
Nick Torelli .... set dresser
William Valentin .... scenic artist
Bryan Walsh .... leadman
Holly Watson .... graphic artist
Steve 'O' Watson .... on-set dresser: re-shoot
Brianne Zulauf .... additional art director
Brianne Zulauf .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
Anna Behlmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Odin Benitez .... sound effects editor
Courtney Bishop .... adr recordist
James Bolt .... sound mixer (as Jim Bolt)
John Dunn .... foley editor
Julie Feiner .... adr editor
Julie Feiner .... dialogue editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Tim Gomillion .... sound recordist
Richard Bryce Goodman .... additional sound mixer
John-Thomas Graves .... adr mixer
Gary A. Hecker .... supervising foley artist
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Ronnie Morgan .... first assistant sound editor
Adam Sanchez .... boom operator
George Simpson .... supervising sound editor
Jason Stasium .... pro tools playback mixer
William Stein .... re-recording engineer
Thomas Varga .... production sound mixer
Christopher T. Welch .... adr editor
Christopher T. Welch .... dialogue editor
Christopher T. Welch .... supervising sound editor
Ben Wilkins .... sound effects editor
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Special Effects by
Jon Dowdy .... special effects technician
Drew Jiritano Jr. .... special effects technician
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator
Drew Jiritano .... special effects technician
Andrew Mortelliti .... special effects foreman
Andrew Mortelliti .... special effects technician
Mike Myers .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Benjamin H. Bernard .... lead visual effects artist
James D. Etherington .... digital compositor: The Mill (as James Etherington)
Joshua Grow .... digital compositor: Howey Digital (as Josh Grow)
Jason Howey .... visual effects supervisor
Nitant Karnik .... digital compositor: The Mill (as Nitant Ashok Karnik)
Angus Kneale .... visual effects supervisor: The Mill
Gavin Miljkovich .... visual effects artist
Sean Rowe .... digital film scanner
Jeff Stevens .... visual effects designer: The Mill
Georgie Uppington .... visual effects producer
Ruben Vanderbroek .... visual effects
Boo Wong .... visual effects producer: The Mill
Bryce Burke .... rock climbing supervisor
Jared Burke .... co-stunt coordinator
Chris Cenatiempo .... stunts
Isabella Cenatiempo .... stunt performer
Sophia Cenatiempo .... stunt performer
Blaise Corrigan .... stunts
Douglas Crosby .... stunt coordinator (as Doug Crosby)
Mike Ganim .... stunts
Natalie Jean .... stunts
Curtis Lyons .... stunts
Jon Trosky .... utility stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Belschner .... rigging grip
George Bianchini .... steadicam operator
John Billeci .... rigging best boy
Maceo Bishop .... Steadicam operator
Vincent Camuto .... video playback technician
Rashad Clinton .... rigging grip
Luis Colon .... grip
Howard Davidson .... lighting grip
David M. Dunlap .... director of photography: second unit
David M. Dunlap .... director of photography: time lapse photography, splinter unit
David Dutkus .... electrician
Jeffrey A. Eplett .... rigging electric
James J. Ferris .... electrician
David Flanigan .... second assistant camera: 'a' camera
Ted Goodwin .... electric
Darrall Graham .... electrician
Eduard Grau .... director of photography: time lapse photography, splinter unit
Craig Haagensen .... camera operator: "a" camera
Rob Harlow .... grip
Marty Hechinger .... electrician
Jeremy Knaster .... electrician
Robert Lau .... first assistant camera
Scott Lipkowitz .... second assistant camera: 'b' camera
Clay Liversidge .... rigging gaffer
William Louthe .... film lighting technician
William Louthe .... rigging electrician
Tigre McMullan .... electrician
John J. Moers .... documentary cameraman
Jeff Panessa .... best boy rigging grip
Michelle Pizanis .... second assistant camera: LA reshoots
Macall B. Polay .... still photographer
Brent Poleski .... key rigging grip
Scott H. Ramsey .... gaffer
Lance Rieck .... scorpio head technician
Frank Rinato .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Ethan Rosenduft .... additional grip
Darrin Smith .... basecamp generator operator
Terry Stacey .... director of photography: splinter unit
Craig Striano .... techno crane operator
Kevin Walter .... camera loader
Michael Woodside .... electrician: re-shoots
Casting Department
Henry Russell Bergstein .... casting associate (as Henry Russell)
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice casting
Deborah Maxwell Dion .... Casting Associate (Los Angeles )
Stephanie Forrest .... extras casting assistant
David M. Waldron .... extras casting director
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Trenee Clayton .... costumer
Trenton Dallas .... additional costumer
Keri Lee Doris .... costume assistant
Alexandra Eagle .... costumer
Careen Fowles .... key costumer
Susana Gilboe .... assistant costume designer
Winsome G. McKoy .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
J. Cody Baker .... digital intermediate assistant
John Bonta .... colorist: dailies
Andrew Buckland .... additional editor
Andrew Buckland .... assistant editor
Sean Coleman .... colorist
Dylan Correll .... post-production assistant
Tom Cross .... additional editor
Ryan Malanaphy .... assistant editor
Erik Rogers .... senior digital intermediate producer
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... digital intermediate executive producer
Sean Valla .... first assistant editor
Matthew W. Johnson .... digital intermediate on-line editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Steven Baker .... music supervisor
Tom Calderaro .... conductor
Tom Calderaro .... orchestrator
Jessica Dolinger .... music licensing
Erik Flettrich .... score recordist
Samuel Lehmer .... score mixer (as Sam Lehmer)
Krista Montagna .... additional music researcher
Stephen Perone .... assistant to composer
Lee Scott .... music editor
Ellen Segal .... music editor
Braden Kimball .... soundtrack engineer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Esteban Munoz .... mechanic
Hardy Ophuls .... transportation captain: additional photography
Other crew
Ramona Adair .... production assistant
Stephanie Angel .... additional script supervisor
Giuseppe Ardizzone .... set production assistant: additional photography
Alexis Auditore .... assistant: Ms. Konop
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services
Alec Bates .... location assistant
Sebastien Betsch .... digital cinema supervisor
Rebecca Boyle .... script supervisor: additional photography
Bambi Brook .... animal trainer
Lisa Burrascano .... production assistant
Hailey Cho .... miscellaneous crew
Simon Clowes .... title designer: Prologue
Sarah Crofts .... location scout
Megan Foerster .... assistant location manager
Joshua A. Friedman .... production assistant: second unit
Ken Furer .... assistant to producers
Laurie Gershon .... product placement and clearances
Marc Giacomi .... accounting clerk
Dave Ginsberg .... location scout
Mary Gleich .... animal trainer
Dan Gloeckner .... set production assistant
Kyle Gorjanc .... production assistant
Quincy Gow .... production secretary
Trish Gray .... location scout
Jake Gross .... production assistant
Katie Groves .... stand-in: Jennifer Aniston
Kenneth Guity .... unit production assistant
Ben Hauck .... stand-in: Jason Bateman
Omar Hernandez .... office production assistant
Jean Hodges .... food stylist
Aaron Hurvitz .... location scout
Michelle Johnson .... assistant: Ms Hahn
Jason Kadlec .... location scout
Abby Kingston .... production assistant
Ronnie Kupferwasser .... location manager
Jesse Lasky .... script coordinator
Mela Lee .... adr voice replacement
Amy Leigh Johnson .... unit publicist
Christopher LeStrange .... location scout
Jessica Lichtner .... script supervisor
Colin Louro .... production assistant
Dan Majkut .... production assistant
Keith Marlin .... background production assistant
Ryan McDonald .... assistant production office coordinator
Rob McEntegart .... executive vice president, business affairs: Mandate Pictures
Mario Nila .... production assistant
Nicole Real .... production assistant: first team
Mark Romanelli .... key set production assistant
Julian Ruhe .... location scout
Geraldine Schubert .... production assistant
William Sepulveda .... key craft service
Tommy South .... additional production assistant
Eugene Stamos .... craft service assistant
Sean M. Sullivan .... location assistant
Daniel Tresca .... first assistant location manager
Heather Tyler .... post production accountant
Eva Vedock .... key craft service
Amy L. Weishaar .... additional production assistant
John Whitley .... payroll accountant
Meghan K. Wicker .... production office coordinator
Stephanie Wu .... second assistant accountant
Frank Yoshikane .... location manager: additional photography
Keith Young .... choreographer
Eric Papa .... location scout (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, sexual material including dialogue, some nudity, drug use and language
USA:101 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Germany:12 | Ireland:15A | Malaysia:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #45846)

Did You Know?

After arguing with Kassie, Wally is seen walking in the rain. A truck passes behind him bearing an ad featuring a turkey baster. This is a reference to 'The Baster', the short story on which the film was based.See more »
Continuity: During the climbing wall/birthday party scene, Roland and Sebastian are both on their own belay ropes when Roland goes up the wall to get Sebastian. When Roland is lowered to the ground, Sebastian's rope is no longer there.See more »
[first lines]
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...
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "RTL Film: Episode #9.11" (2010)See more »
All The Beautiful ThingsSee more »


Why didn't Kassie just have sex with Wally or Roland or whomever she wanted to have the baby with?
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36 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable and definitely not as bad as it may appear..., 19 October 2010

So I saw The Switch over this weekend and I must say I expected this to be a complete failure and it surprised me to not be that. Matter of fact, the movie stands out pretty well through Aniston's filmography. The story is not complicated, runs smooth and gets your attention. The story revolves around Wally Mars (Jason Bateman) a middle-age single guy who has a hard-time finding his match and Kassie Larson (Jennifer Aniston), his best-friend. At Kassie's semen-party, Wally gets drunk and switches the donator's sperm with his own without realizing and forgetting completely about what happened to next day. After seven years of being separated by distance Kassie movies back to her town and of course, she starts to talk again to her "best-friend". Problems appear only when Wally sees that Kassie's kid is acting pretty much similar like him so he remembers what he did and decides to tell Kassie the truth. Of course, this story has it's clichés and I'm the most bored person on the earth by clichés but this movie is a little bit different. It's not that funny, it has it's funny moments which were handled well but the movie it-self is more of a romance than a comedy so I enjoyed it more than others who expected a million laughs from it.

As far as the acting, this is definitely Aniston's best movie this year and I liked her attitude in this even though she portrays almost the same character but it's such an improvement from The Bounty Hunter. Jason Bateman was very good, hilarious at points as usual and actually approached a more serious tone for this role. The rest was good and I really was not bothered by anything at all. The characters were lovely and I was surprised for them to not look over-acted and exaggerated.

The cinematography, editing were pretty much normal, nothing to be mentioned and the score was as usual, typical for a romantic movie. With all these I want to say that this movie is not BAD and I don't understand people who love to bash this movie just for it's clichés and stuff like that. This movie is a simple good time for a boring afternoon. It's far from being great but it's such a better choice than most of the wack stuff that studios put out.

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