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A woman approaching middle age yet still childless decides to get pregnant by artificial insemination, only to discover that the donor she chose may not be the father of her child in this comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. Wally Mars (Bateman) is a dyed-in-the-wool pessimist. Hopelessly neurotic and unrepentantly narcissistic, he gets no joy out of life except for the time he spends with his best friend Kassie (Jennifer Aniston). However, despite the fact that Wally pines to be more than just friends with Kassie, she isn't convinced they'd make a good couple. When Kassie announces to Wally that she's found the perfect sperm donor, he's crestfallen; as far as he's concerned, the ideal candidate is standing right in front of her. Later, Kassie selects handsome stranger Roland (Patrick Wilson) to provide the seed. Things get complicated when Kassie's best friend Debbie (Juliette Lewis) throws an "insemination party" to commemorate the big event, and Wally intercepts Roland's special delivery, drunkenly replacing it with his own before blacking out. Pregnant and content, Kassie leaves the city for Minnesota, where she gives birth to a healthy baby boy. Flash-forward seven years, and Kassie returns to New York with her son, Sebastian (Thomas Robinson), who shares an uncanny number of physical and psychological traits with embittered bachelor Wally. Before long Wally and Sebastian have become good friends, and Wally becomes convinced that the boy is his biological son. His ideal family is finally within reach, and if he can just figure out a means of breaking the news to Kassie gently, perhaps she'll find it in her heart to forgive him, and recognize that he'll make the perfect father for Sebastian. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:August 20, 2010


Jennifer Aniston
as Kassie
Jason Bateman
as Wally
Patrick Wilson
as Roland
Jeff Goldblum
as Leonard
Juliette Lewis
as Debbie
Todd Louiso
as Artie
Scott Elrod
as Declan
Kelli Barrett
as Roland's Wife Jessica
Caroline Dhavernas
as Pauline
Victor Pagan
as Knit Hat Guy
Will Swenson
as Actor on Stage
Edward James Hyland
as Man in Theatre
Carmen M. Herlihy
as Woman on Bus
Jason Jones
as Climbing Wall Guide


Josh Gordon
Will Speck
Ron Yerxa
Albert Berger
Allan Loeb
Jess Hall
Alex Wurman
Composer (Music Score)
John Axelrad
Adam Stockhausen
Production Designer
Brian Bell
Steve Pearl
Mary Lee
Kelli Konop
Allan Loeb
Jennifer Aniston
Executive Producer
Kristin Hahn
Executive Producer
Nathan Kahane
Executive Producer
Carol Silverman
Set Decorator
Timothy Bird
First Assistant Director
Douglas Aibel
Jacqueline Payne
Key Hairstylist
Sean Valla
First Assistant Editor
Jared Burke
Stunts Coordinator
Lona Vigi
Hair Styles
Jessica Lichtner
Script Supervisor
Jack Schuster
Post Production Supervisor
Douglas Crosby
Stunts Coordinator
Nancy Kirhoffer
Post Production Supervisor
Jeffrey Eugenides
Short Story Author
Amy Spiegel
Key Make-up
Georgie Uppington
Visual Effects Producer
Careen Fowles
Costumes Supervisor
Brian Bell
Unit Production Manager
Drew Jiritano
Special Effects Coordinator
Jerry Decarlo
Department Head Hair
Boo Wong
Visual Effects Producer
Jennifer Truelove
Second Assistant Director
David Price
Production Supervisor