Jennifer Aniston’s Best On-Screen Performances
“The switch“received mixed reviews, but we think it was a strong outing for Aniston, who appears as Kassie Larson, a single woman who decides to have a baby through a sperm donor. Although Kassie initially opposed her vetoing his best friend Wally Mars (Jason Bateman) from being the donor, an accident causes him to swap his sperm for the donor’s sperm. Yes, everything is very disgusting, but it’s also a pretty cute romantic comedy with strong performances from Aniston, Bateman and a supporting cast that includes Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum and Juliette Lewis.
Minnesota Star Tribune Film critic Tom Horgen wrote, “Aniston and Bateman find some funny chemistry together, and the film’s confusing setup unfolds with wit and charm. ” In the San Francisco Chronicle, Mike LaSalle wrote that “Jennifer Aniston brings certain things to films: a relaxed yet spontaneous comic ability. supported by another quality – the glowing sanity of someone old enough to know their place in the universe and the importance of others. “
Some felt the role and the movie lacked depth, and others felt the content came too close to Aniston’s “bachelor” tabloid character (see Slate notice, for example). But overall, if there was one recurring criticism of Aniston, it was that she was playing in typography. “Aniston has been playing Aniston for so long now that it seems like she’s unable to do anything else,” wrote Marc Savlov in The Austin Chronicle. “She’s a kind of her own.” But again, why is this a bad thing?