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The switch [videorecording] /

by Gordon, Josh; Speck, Will; Berger, Albert; Yerxa, Ron; Loeb, Allan; Aniston, Jennifer; Bateman, Jason; Wilson, Patrick; Goldblum, Jeff; Lewis, Juliette; Eugenides, Jeffrey; Miramax Films; Mandate Pictures (Firm); Bona Fide Productions; Echo Films (Firm); Lions Gate Films.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2011]Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: English dialogue, optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned.Title notes: Rental $19.99 4/6/2011 (snl)$19.99 4/11/2011 BRA $19.99 4/11/2011Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Best friends -- Drama | Spermatozoa -- Drama | Secrecy -- Drama | Comedy films | Feature films | Fiction films | Film adaptations | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Comedy films | Feature filmsCast: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Juliette Lewis, Thomas Robinson.Summary: "Kassie, a smart, fun-loving single woman..., despite her neurotic best friend Wally's ... 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... 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"--Container.
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A woman approaching middle age yet still childless decides to get pregnant by artificial insemination, only to discover that the donor she chose may not be the father of her child in this comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. Wally Mars (Bateman) is a dyed-in-the-wool pessimist. Hopelessly neurotic and unrepentantly narcissistic, he gets no joy out of life except for the time he spends with his best friend Kassie (Jennifer Aniston). However, despite the fact that Wally pines to be more than just friends with Kassie, she isn't convinced they'd make a good couple. When Kassie announces to Wally that she's found the perfect sperm donor, he's crestfallen; as far as he's concerned, the ideal candidate is standing right in front of her. Later, Kassie selects handsome stranger Roland (Patrick Wilson) to provide the seed. Things get complicated when Kassie's best friend Debbie (Juliette Lewis) throws an "insemination party" to commemorate the big event, and Wally intercepts Roland's special delivery, drunkenly replacing it with his own before blacking out. Pregnant and content, Kassie leaves the city for Minnesota, where she gives birth to a healthy baby boy. Flash-forward seven years, and Kassie returns to New York with her son, Sebastian (Thomas Robinson), who shares an uncanny number of physical and psychological traits with embittered bachelor Wally. Before long Wally and Sebastian have become good friends, and Wally becomes convinced that the boy is his biological son. His ideal family is finally within reach, and if he can just figure out a means of breaking the news to Kassie gently, perhaps she'll find it in her heart to forgive him, and recognize that he'll make the perfect father for Sebastian. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Rental $19.99 4/6/2011 (snl)

$19.99 4/11/2011

BRA $19.99 4/11/2011

DVD; region 1; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.

English dialogue, optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned.

Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Juliette Lewis, Thomas Robinson.

Director of photography, Jess Hall ; film editor, John Axelrad ; music, Alex Wurman ; music supervisor, Steven Baker.

DVD release of the 2010 motion picture.

Based on the short story "Baster" by Jeffrey Eugenides.

MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature thematic content, sexual material including dialogue, some nudity, drug use and language.

"Kassie, a smart, fun-loving single woman..., despite her neurotic best friend Wally's ... 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... 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"--Container.

Special features: deleted scenes ; "The switch conceived"; behind-the-scenes featurette.

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