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The Switch works

Jennifer Aniston's latest is surprisingly one of the best rom-coms of recent history.

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A good Jennifer Aniston movie, like a good romantic comedy, occurs with the frequency resembling the Halley’s Comet: only after a good number of years. And one can’t be blamed for feeling apprehensive about The Switch, with Aniston in a sometimes awkward love plot with Jason Bateman, but against all odds, this one works! The film, told from Bateman’s misanthropic point of view, resembles 2002’s splendid About a Boy, where the male lead matures and grows as he discovers unexpected capacities for caring for someone outside of himself, specifically a child and later a lady. You may have a healthy skepticism when it comes to rom-coms, but I insist that The Switch is the best one of recent memory.

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The Switch

Official Site: theswitch-movie.com

Director: Josh Gordon and Will Speck

Writer: Jeffrey Eugenides and Allan Loeb

Producer: Bona Fide Productions

Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Juliette Lewis, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Caroline Dhavernas, Todd Louiso, Scott Elrod, Bryce Robinson and Thomas Robinson

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