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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 101m 33s

Release date 01/09/2010

Ratings Info Contains moderate sex references, language and drugs

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Josh Gordon,Will Speck

Cast includes Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson, Juliette Lewis, Jeff Goldblum, Caroline Dhavernas, Todd Louiso, Bryce Robinson, Scott Elrod, Edward James Hyland, Kelli Barrett, Thomas Robinson

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 22/08/2010

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE SWITCH is a romantic comedy about a woman who decides to have a baby by donor insemination. The film was classified '12A' for moderate sex references, language and drugs.

Many sex references occur in the early part of the film, in the context of discussions about artificial insemination. There are references to semen, including images of semen being spilt from a container. Later in the film, there are some brief comic references to orgasms and masturbation. At '12A'/'12', the BBFC's Guidelines state that 'Sex references should not go beyond what is suitable for young teenagers' and 'Frequent crude references are unlikely to be acceptable'.

The language includes uses of 'bitch', repeated by a mentally ill man watching a woman go past him. The Guidelines at '12A'/'12' state that 'Moderate language is allowed'.

The film also contains some drug use and references. At a party, a man tells another that a woman has gone to her dealer's house to obtain ecstasy and Viagra. However, the man is joking and only says this to send the man after her and away from the party. Later, we see a man, identified as a doctor, smoking a joint at a party. The drug use is not commented upon but nor is it specifically glamorised or approved of; it is simply part of his alternative 'hippy' persona. The Guidelines at '12A'/'12' state that 'Any misuse of drugs must be infrequent and should not be glamorised or give instructional detail'.


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