The Switch

Just watched “The Switch” with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman.  It is a romantic comedy or (rom com) which centers around friends that live in New York.  Jennifer Aniston’s character realizes that she is getting older and her maternal instincts tell her that she needs to have a baby before it is too late.  The situation is explained to the viewer through conversations between the main characters.  I am not a big fan of spoilers so I wont give anything else away.

The movie was really good.  There were quite a few predictable scenes in the movie but I think that the hints throughout the movie helped it flow smoothly.  I was very satisfied with the acting.  Performances by all the actors were top notch.  It was also nice to see Jeff Goldblum.  I haven’t seen him in any movies recently so it was nice to see him.

In Japanese it is titled 「アラフォー女子のベイビー・プラン」, or translated “The baby plan of an around forty-year old woman”.  There is a better translation for the title but that us pretty literal.  This is interesting to me.  The phenomenon of 「アラフォー」, pronounced A RA FO-, is very common in Japan.  It means “around 40” and it is most often used to describe women.  There are some ideas that can be associated with this expression.  The most common is just to hide your true age from people.  Arafo women could be in there late thirties or early forties.  There can also be a usage of this word that is similar to this movie.  Because she is unmarried and around 40 she doesn’t want to regret not having a family so she takes matters into her own hands.

Anyways, it was a good movie.  I would give it 8/10.

BTW, I know my reviews suck but if you leave me some feedback I will work on better reviews in the future.  Thanks!


One Comment to “The Switch”

  1. Angela 21 February 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    What a great blog