Who comes up with this stuff?

Here’s the Netflix blurb for a movie called “The Switch:”

Still single and increasingly attuned to the cacophony of her biological clock, 40-something Kassie (Jennifer Aniston) decides that if she can’t find a mate she’ll still pursue motherhood with the help of a sperm sample that’s not quite as anonymous as she thinks. As the baby grows up, Kassie’s best friend, Wally (Jason Bateman), agonizes over whether to reveal that he secretly replaced the donor sample with his own DNA.

Is it me? Notwithstanding the Law & Order SVU episode on a similar plot line, isn’t this rape? Wouldn’t any real woman think of it that way, even if it’s apparently A-ok in Connecticut?  (Yeah, I too pretty much threw up in my mouth a bit after reading that.) I mean, it’s as jacked up as I can imagine, and this movie is branded a comedy.

I guess I’ll follow up after I see how it turns out.

1 Comment

  1. Rick on August 4, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Ok, so the incident is portrayed as more drunken mistake than creepy rape-by-proxy.

    If you watch the commentary, the directors mention this issue. They load a lot more drunkenness into the scene to get out of the moral low ground.

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