The Switch parents guide

The Switch

Overall C-

Still single and with her biological clock winding down, Kassie Larson (Jennifer Aniston) decides to get pregnant using artificial insemination. Carefully choosing Roland (Patrick Wilson) to be the donor, Kassie goes ahead with her plan -- unaware that her friend Wally (Jason Bateman) switched the sperm specimen with one of his own.

Release date August 20, 2010

Violence B
Sexual Content C-
Profanity B-
Substance Use D+

Why is The Switch rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Switch PG-13 for mature thematic content, sexual material including dialogue, some nudity, drug use and language.

Run Time: 102 minutes

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The Switch
Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is The Switch rated PG-13? The Switch is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for mature thematic content, sexual material including dialogue, some nudity, drug use and language.

Violence: A child is seen watching a very violent cartoon.

Sexual Content: Frequent discussions about conception and sexual innuendo throughout. A man accidentally dumps a cup of semen, intended to impregnate a woman, down a drain and then decides to replace it with his own—we see the very beginning of this activity. A man in a live performance is seen naked from the rear and, framed in a blurry background shot, from the front.

Language: A few mild profanities are heard, along with frequent terms of deity throughout. A made up word that is a replacement for a sexual expletive is heard repeatedly.

Drugs/Alcohol: Frequent social drinking is portrayed. A man drinks to the point of intoxication in order to suppress his misery. A man, who is said to be a doctor, is briefly seen smoking what looks like marijuana at a party where he is about to perform artificial insemination.

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The Switch
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Sexual Content.
Alberta PG Mature Subject MAtter, Not Recommended for Young Children.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme.
Ontario PG Nudity, Language May Offend, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Switch is directed by Josh Gordon, Will Speck and stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Switch movie is March 15, 2011. Here are some details…

The Switch release to DVD and Blu-ray on March 15, 2011 with the following bonus material: • Deleted scenes

- Behind the scenes featurette: The Switch Conceived

The Switch on Blu-ray also includes these extras:

- Alternate ending with introduction by the directors

- Additional deleted scenes with introduction by the directors

- Bloopers

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Other women who desire to be mothers, but not wives, find ways to conceive children in the movies The Back-Up Plan and Baby Mama.