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Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Switch

       The plot of this movie is simple. Kassie (Jenifer Aniston) is a forty something year old single woman who wants a child. Wally (Jason Bateman) is the best friend who looks out for her. Kassie decides to be artificially inseminated and throws a donor party to celebrate. He accidently switches the donor’s sperm with his and is too drunk to remember doing it. 

       Years later the two friends reunite and there is a little boy in tow. When Wally realizes how much the new boy is like him he figures out what he did. Chaos incurs and thus gives you the plot of this romantic comedy. 

      This storyline is surprisingly original. The characters how ever are not. Kassie has the best gal friend who secretly hates Wally. Wally has the best male friend and co-worker, who are played by Jeff Goldblum. The character is fairly two-dimensional and Mr. Goldblum is as always the same character. The ending is predictable and shows no sign of creativity. 

           The pacing of this movie is slow at times and is easy to fall asleep to. I should know I dozed off more than once. This movie never really made me laugh and it is classified a comedy. While the film was not too long at too long at one hour and forty-two minutes I could not wait for it to be over. It was dull and uninteresting and failed to meet it potential. 

                                                                                                                                                                                               Grade C 

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A note from an editor!

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!

We still have some work to do before this piece is ready to print. Your piece has a lot of information, but it doesn’t sound like a news article. What was the point of his speech/presentation? Why was he addressing this audience? What is Vanguard? What does the company do – who does it serve? You spend a lot of time narrating (for example, how he was injured), but did not report on the purpose of the event. You can maybe mention his appearance/joking about it in a sentence or two, but do not take several paragraphs to do so. Also, I like how you mentioned where the name “Vanguard” comes from.

There are a lot of spelling errors in this piece – make sure you proof read each sentence carefully.

I know I am getting back to you a little later I hoped, and I’m sorry about that! But if you have time tonight, please go through my suggestions and try to rework your piece. You can send me what you have tonight/tomorrow morning. Please bring a copy of it to the meeting tomorrow and we will discuss it further from there.

Once again, thanks for your hard work and promptness! Remember this is a learning process, and we are all part of the Waltonian team!

Talk to you soon!

Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm