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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

the switch (2010)



it's never too late to say love.

Ohh here it is another sweet story about love between two friends who happen to be two human in love with each other.

The switch tells a story about two “best friend” which are Kessie Larson (Jennifer Anniston) and Wally Mars (Jason Bateman). On a sudden day, Kessie decides to get pregnant by taking a sperm donor. Wally on the other side strictly forbid Kessie to do that kind of thing and trying to convince her that what she’s about to do is not the right thing. However, Kessie stick to her decision, until she’s finally find a perfect donor named Roland (Patrick Wilson) with perfect body presentation as if what Kessie hopes her child would be. On the night when Kessie held an insemination party, Wally gets very drunk and unintentionally switches the donor sperm with his sperm. Due to his massive drunk, on the next day he wakes up, he doesn’t remember a thing. Meanwhile, Kessie is successfully get pregnant and decided to move to Minnesota to raise her child. Still can’t forget about his unspoken feeling to Kessie, Wally walks his life without any enthusiasm.  Seven years later, Kessie backs to New York with her five years old son named Sebastian (Thomas Robinson). As Kessie’s arrival in his town, Wally once again felt what is like to be alive. He’s even making a good relationship with Sebastian. But odd things keep bothering Wally’s head, like the similarity of him and Sebastian. Meantime Kessie still keeps in touch with who-her-think-is-the-father-of-her child Roland who-is-recently-divorced. After searching a few explanations, finally Wally knows that Sebastian is really his son. But then again, when the time he’s about telling that thing to Kessie and confess what he feels about her all along, Kessie’s already start a new relationship with Roland. So, is Wally will finally be able tells Kessie about everything? Watch the movie and you’ll find a sweet ending.

Okey, so where do we start? The story first i guess? Ok...So the story is basically fine and different. When i first read about the story i thought it’s going to be an interesting/ hilarious movie about how a sperm can be switched. But then again it’s a bit bored on the execution. Well i dont know if it is the intention from the director to makes it a bit serious yet sweet story, but i think it would be better if they added few funny scenes and a bit cheerful music to lighten up the story who actually great in the first place. But anyway, the flow of the story is fine, it flows well and well again, a bit boring, though there are maybe some good scenes and lines.

Now we move to the acts part. Well i guess it’s not a breakthrough idea how the main roles of this movie is a great actor and actress because they truly are. I’m not a fan of Jason Bateman, and am not watching lot of his movies, but from what i heard, he’s a good actor and he does play his role beautifully in this movie. If i may say, it’s Jason’s acting which makes this movie a bit better to watch. For Jen Anniston herself, i don’t think i have to add more credits to her because she’s already amazing on her way (since I’m her fans), but she really looks beautiful in this movie(gosh how can she’s not aged at all? I wonder what her secret...). 

Anyway, another role I like is this kid who plays Sebastian, Thomas Robinson. He’s so cute yet so mature, and the good stuff is that he really acts like Jason/Wally in the movie. Oh and by the way, for all of you Patrick Wilson’s lovers, he really looks ah-mazing in this movie, his eyes is ehmm...i can’t even express it in words.

Jeff Goldblum who acts as Wally’s friend also (as always)acts amazingly. I always love him in every movie he’s in. A further thing i like from him is that the signature style he has which also presents in this movie.

For the music itself, is well like i said before, this movie is lack of a cheerful music, i don’t know if it’s because of the story itself or not but anyway there are still some good music inside which portray the exact situation in the movie.

" Because getting old sucks. Most people don't accomplish what they'd hope to and they realize that they are most likely not going to. They end up living these quiet live of denial, and uh... brushing birthdays under the rug just becomes a part of that."- Wally Mars




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movie trailer: here

So, ready to watch another Jen Anniston’s romance comedy movie??

Happy watching everyone!!

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