The Switch

2010 PG-13 1h 41m Blu-ray / DVD

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The Switch

2010 PG-13 1h 41m Blu-ray / DVD
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Still single and worried about her biological clock, Kassie decides to pursue motherhood with the help of an anonymous sperm donor. But it turns out that the donor isn't quite as anonymous as she thinks.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this romantic comedy, while not brimming with sexual content, does address the fairly complex, mature topic of becoming a single mother by choice ... and the methods necessary to accomplish that goal. Expect references to what a sperm donor does to collect his specimen behind closed doors, discussions about the insemination process, and visuals of the substance in question (in a cup, of course). There's also some swearing and a fair amount of drinking (one character, in fact, makes a critical decision while sloshed).

Sexual Content

The film's premise revolves around a woman's decision to have a baby on her own via a sperm donor, and there's much discussion about the mechanical aspects of this choice, including what men do to "collect" their donation. Couples also flirt and kiss.

Violence

Not applicable

Language

Characters use words like "lard ass" and, occasionally, "s--t." Also "hell," "damn," and "oh my God."

Social Behavior

The movie sends the message that while families don't always start traditionally, when love is the foundation, they have a great start. It also says that relationships take work and courage -- if you take a chance, you might just get what you want (although it does seem like one main character gets what he wants despite a big breach of trust).

Consumerism

Labels for/references to Tide, Duane Reade, WebMD, Donkey Kong, Life Fitness, Equinox, and more.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drinking at parties and restaurants. A main character sabotages his friend's pregnancy while he's heavily under the influence. Another character fishes a cigarette out of her bag and is about to smoke it before someone else swats it away. One reference to popping pills.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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