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Seven years after the fact, a man comes to the realization that he was the sperm donor for his best friend's boy.

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Wally Mars
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Knit Hat Guy
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Kassie Larson
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Leonard
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Debbie
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Artie
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Declan
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Roland
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Party Guest
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Roland's Wife Jessica
Jeremy Mohler ...
Party Guest 2 (as Jeremy J. Mohler)
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Actor on Stage
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Man in Theater
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Pauline
Brian Podnos ...
Waiter
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Sebastian
Carmen M. Herlihy ...
Woman on Bus
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Girl at Pizzeria (as Lily Pilbald)
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Climbing Wall Guide
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Older Sebastian
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Roland's Sister (uncredited)
Bob Bencomo ...
Pirate Hat Guy (uncredited)
Nick Diamantis ...
Lawyer (uncredited)
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Kassie's friend (uncredited)
Stephen Hadeed Jr. ...
Theatre Patron (uncredited)
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Mexican Resturaunt Patron (uncredited)
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Pig Nose Woman (uncredited)
Vivian Kalinov ...
Pregnant Woman (uncredited)
Lynn L'Heureux ...
Business Woman (uncredited)
Peter Lucibello ...
Theatre Patron (uncredited)
Patrick Edward O'Brien ...
Roland's brother (uncredited)
Brian Schreier ...
Rock Partyman (uncredited)
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Usher (uncredited)

Directed by

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Josh Gordon ... (directed by)
Will Speck ... (directed by)

Written by

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Jeffrey Eugenides ... (based on the short story "Baster" by)
 
Allan Loeb ... (screenplay by)

Produced by

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Jennifer Aniston ... executive producer
Brian Bell ... co-producer
Albert Berger ... producer (produced by)
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 (produced by)

Music by

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Alex Wurman ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Jess Hall ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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John Axelrad ... film editor

Editorial Department

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J. Cody Baker ... digital intermediate assistant
John Bonta ... colorist: dailies
Andrew Buckland ... additional editor / assistant editor
Sean Coleman ... colorist
Dylan Correll ... post-production assistant
Tom Cross ... additional editor
Ryan Malanaphy ... assistant editor
Erik Rogers ... senior digital intermediate producer
Sean Phillip Rowe ... digital film scanner (as Sean Rowe)
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... digital intermediate executive producer
Sean Valla ... first assistant editor
Matthew W. Johnson ... digital intermediate on-line editor: Company 3 (uncredited)

Casting By

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Douglas Aibel ... (casting by)

Production Design by

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Adam Stockhausen

Art Direction by

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Larry M. Gruber

Set Decoration by

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Carol Silverman

Costume Design by

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Kasia Walicka-Maimone ... (as Kasia Walicka Maimone)

Makeup Department

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Natasha Allegro ... assistant hair stylist: additional photography
Ma Kalaadevi Ananda ... makeup department head: additional photography (as Marilyn Carbone)
Jerry DeCarlo ... hair department head
Jorjee Douglass ... personal makeup artist: Ms. Aniston
Amy Duskin ... key makeup artist (as Amy Spiegel)
Kelcey Fry ... assistant makeup artist: additional photography
Kelsie Gigandet ... personal hair stylist: Ms. Aniston, additional photography
Dallas Hartnett ... hair stylist: second unit
Sherri Berman Laurence ... makeup department head
Angela Levin ... personal makeup artist: Ms. Aniston, additional photography
Frances Mathias ... hair department head: additional photography
Jackie Payne ... key hair stylist (as Jacqueline Payne)
Michele Spooner ... key makeup artist: second unit (as Michelle Spooner)
Oney Syers II ... makeup artist
Lona Vigi ... personal hair stylist: Ms. Aniston
Louie Zakarian ... special effects makeup artist

Production Management

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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

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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

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Stephanie Armstrong ... props
Juan Bertrán ... art department intern
David Cooney ... storyboard artist
Brian Cote ... Scenic 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 / art department coordinator

Sound Department

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Anna Behlmer ... 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 / dialogue editor
Nerses Gezalyan ... sound mixer
Tim Gomillion ... sound recordist
Richard Bryce Goodman ... additional sound mixer
John-Thomas Graves ... adr mixer
Gary A. Hecker ... foley artist / 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 / dialogue editor / supervising sound editor
Ben Wilkins ... sound effects editor
Greg Zimmerman ... adr recordist

Special Effects by

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Jon Dowdy ... special effects technician
Drew Jiritano Jr. ... special effects technician
Drew Jiritano ... special effects coordinator / special effects technician
Andrew Mortelliti ... special effects foreman / special effects technician
Mike Myers ... special effects foreman

Visual Effects by

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Benjamin H. Bernard ... lead visual effects artist
Angelo Caruso ... digital artist: titles
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
Jeff Stevens ... visual effects designer: The Mill
Georgie Uppington ... visual effects producer
Ruben Vanderbroek ... visual effects
Boo Wong ... visual effects producer: The Mill

Stunts

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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 ... stunt performer
Curtis Lyons ... stunts
Jon Trosky ... utility stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Joe Belschner ... rigging grip
George Bianchini ... steadicam operator
John Billeci ... rigging best boy
Maceo Bishop ... steadicam operator
Vincent Camuto Jr. ... video playback technician (as Vincent Camuto)
Rashad Clinton ... rigging grip
Luis Colon ... grip
Howard Davidson ... lighting grip
David M. Dunlap ... director of photography: second unit / director of photography: time lapse photography, splinter unit
David Dutkus ... electrician
Steven Edick ... gennie operator
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 / rigging electrician
Tigre McMullan ... electrician
John J. Moers ... documentary cameraman
James Adam Mordaunt ... second assistant camera
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

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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

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Trenee Clayton ... costumer
Trenton Dallas ... additional costumer
Alexandra Eagle ... costumer
Careen Fowles ... key costumer
Susana Gilboe ... assistant costume designer
Keri Langerman ... costume assistant (as Keri Lee Doris)
Anne Laoparadonchai ... costumer: Ms. Aniston (as Annie Laoparadonchai)
Winsome G. McKoy ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Alec Bates ... location assistant
Sarah Crofts ... location scout
Megan Foerster ... assistant location manager
Dave Ginsberg ... location scout
Trish Gray ... location scout
Aaron Hurvitz ... location scout
Jason Kadlec ... location scout
Ronnie Kupferwasser ... location manager
Christopher LeStrange ... location scout
Julian Ruhe ... location scout
Sean M. Sullivan ... location assistant
Daniel Tresca ... first assistant location manager
Wing Yeong ... location scout
Frank Yoshikane ... location manager: additional photography
Eric Papa ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Steven Baker ... music supervisor
Tom Calderaro ... conductor / orchestrator
Jessica Dolinger ... music licensing
Erik Flettrich ... score recordist
Teddy Kumpel ... musician: guitars
Samuel Lehmer ... score mixer (as Sam Lehmer)
Renzo Mantovani ... musician: guitars
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

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Esteban Munoz ... mechanic
Hardy Ophuls ... transportation captain: additional photography

Other crew

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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
Sebastien Betsch ... digital cinema supervisor
Rebecca Boyle ... script supervisor: additional photography
Bambi Brook ... animal trainer
Lisa Burrascano ... production assistant
Katie Cappiello ... coach: Mr. Robinson
Omar Capra ... office production assistant (as Omar Hernandez)
Hailey Cho ... miscellaneous crew
Simon Clowes ... title designer: Prologue
Dennis Davidson ... International publicity consultants
Rebecca Davis ... studio teacher: Mr. Robinson
Joshua A. Friedman ... production assistant: second unit
Ken Furer ... assistant: Mr. Berger & Mr. Yerxa
Laurie Gershon ... product placement and clearances
Marc Giacomi ... accounting clerk
Mary Gleich ... animal trainer
Dan Gloeckner ... set production assistant
Kyle Gorjanc ... production assistant
Quincy Gow ... production secretary
Jake Gross ... production assistant
Katie Groves ... stand-in: Jennifer Aniston
Kenneth Guity ... unit production assistant
Ben Hauck ... stand-in: Jason Bateman
Jean Hodges ... food stylist
Michelle Johnson ... assistant: Ms. Hahn
Abby Kingston ... production assistant
Jesse Lasky ... script coordinator
Mela Lee ... adr voice replacement
Amy Leigh Johnson ... unit publicist
Jessica Lichtner ... script supervisor
Colin Louro ... production assistant
Dan Majkut ... production assistant
Margaret Maloney ... assistant: Ms. Aniston
Keith Marlin ... background production assistant
Christie Mattull ... insurance services
Ryan McDonald ... assistant production office coordinator
Rob McEntegart ... executive vice president, business affairs: Mandate Pictures
Carolyn Mcguinness ... assistant: Ms. Aniston (as Carolyn McGuinness)
Brian McKinley ... assistant: Mr. Berger & Mr. Yerxa
Mario Nila ... production assistant
Jordan Pope-Roush ... assistant: Mr. Gordon & Mr. Speck
Nicole Real ... production assistant: first team
Angelica Reynoso ... assistant: Mr. Bateman
Mark Romanelli ... key set production assistant
Geraldine Schubert ... production assistant
Brian Segna ... assistant: Mr. Kahane
William Sepulveda ... key craft service
Eugene Stamos ... craft service assistant
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
Keith Young ... choreographer

Thanks

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Daniel Battsek ... special thanks
Michael Bloomberg ... special thanks: mayor (as Michael R. Bloomberg)
Jeffrey Daniels ... special thanks: Gem Platinum
Michael Falbo ... special thanks
Charles Goodman ... special thanks
Anita Gordon ... in memory of
Luke Janklow ... special thanks
Jonathan Krauss ... special thanks
Carlo Martinelli ... special thanks
Karen Neasi ... special thanks
Katherine Oliver ... special thanks: commissioner (as Katherine L. Oliver)
Keri Putnam ... special thanks
Mark Robertson ... special thanks
Matthew L. Saunders ... special thanks
Diane Sawyer ... special thanks
Rob Speyer ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Kassie (Jennifer Aniston) and Wally (Jason Bateman) are best friends. Being unlucky in love, Kassie has decided to have a child using artificial insemination. Wally doesn't like this idea, but he isn't capable of admitting to himself, let alone to Kassie, that he's in love with her. At Kassie's artificial insemination party, Wally gets very drunk and spies the sperm donor's sample in the bathroom. Wally was way too drunk to know what he did that night, and Kassie has moved away because she doesn't feel that New York City is a place to raise a child. Now 7 years later, Kassie has moved back with her son Sebastian. While she is looking to get Roland (the sperm donor) more involved in their lives, Wally can't help but notice the many striking similarities that he and Sebastian share. Written by napierslogs

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Taglines The most unexpected comedy ever conceived. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Baster (United States)
  • Une famille très moderne (France)
  • Umständlich verliebt (Germany)
  • Un pequeño cambio (Spain)
  • L'échange (Canada, French title)
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Runtime
  • 101 min
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Budget $19,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $8,436,713, 22 Aug 2010

Did You Know?

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Trivia Diane Sawyer was apparently perfectly happy for her image to be used in Jason Bateman's masturbation scene. See more »
Goofs At the beginning of the final barbecue scene, Wally is seen using a gas grill, as evident by the burner knobs. After walking in the house, he speaks of charcoal and lighter fluid, which are completely unnecessary when using a gas grill. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Hot Tub Time Machine/Chloe/How to Train Your Dragon (2010). See more »
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Quotes [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. 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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