Thursday, December 22, 2011

the Switch

no, not the brilliant dancer Switch, but a movie called 'the switch'!

the Plot:
Wally (Jason Bateman), Kassie's BFF had accidentally spilled a sperm donor's 'speciment' and had to substitute it with his. As he was heavily drunk while doing it, he had no recollection of it whatsoever. until, after the son who was born away from him came back into town, nearly 6 years old and showcasing many traits so not unlike him. from thereon, Wally struggled to convey the truth to Kassie in order not to lose both Kassie and the son, Sebastian (Thomas Robinson).

the Trailer:

the Riviu:
yup, the clip summarised it nicely. i heard that it was a flop, not much favored as the movie came out almost at the same time as 'the Backup Plan', a very enjoyable movie by Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin. but o boy, i enjoyed the Switch at its own pace, and characters. both Wally and Sebastian are adorable, relatable and likeable. i think their eccentricities and bondings were the charms of the movie. of course the chemistry between KAssie and Wally was a bit stunted, with only Wally showing real feelings about it, but they are decent. i would have like it better if the movie ends with the family expanding their brood. perhaps that could give some dimension to the relationships..

all in all, i love the way the movie mellowed me into the story, and never let my attention to waver. do try it peeps, you might end up liking the movie too!

one of the most likeable father-daddy tag team :)

p/s: i wish i have a BFF as cool as Wally!

update: rating's been revised. i so love this movie that a rewatch is as much fun :)

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