The Switch (2010) Poster

(I) (2010)


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Diane Sawyer was apparently perfectly happy for her image to be used in Jason Bateman's masturbation scene.
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.
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).
Aniston revealed in the DVD 'extras' that she had known Bateman since she was 25, and the producers and directors noted their good chemistry in working together.
The film differs drastically from Jeffrey Eugenides' story "Baster" which features an unattractive man in love with a beautiful woman. The writer had nothing to do with the film, as he felt it was going "too Hollywood".
The scene that opens on a bowl of pancake batter being mixed by Sebastian, is a replica of the breakfast scene in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).
The play that Kassie and Wally attend is, of course, "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare (as one can tell from the dialogue, if not the costuming).
Juliette Lewis and Jennifer Aniston have both been in a relationship with Brad Pitt.
The first Miramax release since the company was sold by the Walt Disney Company to Colony Capital.
Jennifer Aniston's film Life of Crime (2014) started off with the title "The Switch".
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Wally wears a Rolex GMT Master with a "Pepsi" Bezel throughout the film.


The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Many people believe that neither Jason Bateman, nor Patrick Wilson, could be the kid's father, since he has brown eyes and they both have blue eyes; they think the father must have brown eyes. This is, in fact, not correct, as the genetics behind eye color are much more complex than dominant/recessive, and while it doesn't happen often, it is certainly possible for two blue-eyed people to have a brown-eyed child. This myth can be harmful, as it can cause unfounded doubt over the true identity of a child's father.

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