The Switch is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Josh Gordon & Will Speck. Based on a screenplay written by Allan Loeb, the film, formerly titled The Baster, was inspired by the short story Baster by Jeffrey Eugenides, originally published in The New Yorker in 1996. The film stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, and child actor Thomas Robinson. Patrick Wilson, Juliette Lewis, and Jeff Goldblum appear in key supporting roles. Filming began in March 2009, and ended in May 2009. Re-shoots took place in October 2009. Upon its release, The Switch received mixed reviews from critics, who praised its premise and the performances of its cast but felt that the plot was formulaic. The Switch was the last Miramax film to be distributed by Disney before the former was sold to Filmyard Holdings on December 3, 2010. The Switch proved to be a moderate financial success. Budgeted at $19 million, it grossed $49.8 million worldwide, 55.7% of which came from its domestic run. 91 days in US theatres, it opened in 2,012 theaters and was ranked seventh after its opening weekend, averaging $4,193 per venue. On January 18, 2011, Maple Pictures released the film on DVD and Blu-ray in Canada, while Lionsgate released it in the United States on March 15, 2011. It grossed $7.7 million in US DVD sales.
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