Switch, The

Featured In Issue 156, April 2011

WSR Score4.5
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In The Switch, Kassie (Aniston) is a smart, fun-loving single woman who, despite her neurotic best friend Wally's (Bateman) objections, decides it's time to have a baby—even if it means doing it herself...with a little help from a charming sperm donor (Wilson). But, unbeknownst to her, Kassie's plans go awry because of a last-minute switch that isn't discovered until seven years later...when Wally gets acquainted with Kassie's cute—though slightly neurotic—son. Based on the short story "Baster" by Jeffrey Eugenides. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the behind-the-scenes featurette The Switch Conceived (HD 14:37), nine deleted scenes and an alternate ending with optional intros by Directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck (HD 25:07), bloopers (HD 03:45), and up-front previews.

The 2.35:1 1080p VC-1 picture is naturally hued throughout and nicely saturated. Fleshtones are perfectly natural in tone. Contrast is well balanced, with deep blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Resolution is terrific, with detailed imagery throughout. This is a really pleasing picture, with great color and resolution. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack, while dialogue focused, is nicely spatial with effective atmospheric sound effects and a music score that extends wide and deep across the soundstage and deep into the surrounds. Dialogue can be effectively integrated spatially, which is impressive, at times. Deep bass is limited and reserved, but the fidelity overall is excellent. This is a very supportive soundtrack that works well. (Gary Reber)