The characters in The Switch seem to live in an alternate reality, as if a switch was pulled to plunge them into a place like Earth, but not quite.
To clarify, this is a romantic comedy, not a sci-fi adventure tale. But the actions, choices and general behavior of the characters are oddly removed from what goes in the real world.
For starters, Jennifer Aniston plays Kassie, a single New York City TV producer who opts to have a baby by artificial insemination. She has halfheartedly given up on finding a husband, but her choice to become a mother is made with about as much consideration as buying a sofa. Didn't Jennifer Lopez play essentially the same role this year in The Back-Up Plan? Only in the movies are glamorous, 40ish single women leaping into single parenthood via sperm donation.
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