Last night I watched the movie The Switch with Jennifer Anniston and Jason Bateman.
Let me just say off the top that I really like Jason Bateman. Ever since he starred on Little House on the Prairie, then went to The Hogan Family and Silver Spoons, I’ve been a fan.
On this movie – which can get a little lewd, but is almost free of cursing and there are no explicit sex scenes, Jason Bateman’s character is wonderfully flawed. AND endearing.
As I writer I’m always intrigued by writing beautifully flawed characters and still making them loveable – because, let’s face it, we’re all flawed and we all still want to be loveable.
It’s the human plight 🙂
When Jason Bateman’s character almost started crying while talking to ‘his son’ in the movie – oh dear- I’m such a sucker for a man who can cry!
And the little boy on the movie, Sebastian, is stellar.
Apart from the few party scenes and the fact that Sebastian had a few bratty moments, I really enjoyed this movie. It gave me food for thought about character development.
Have you seen this movie? What was your take?