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The Back-Up Plan (2010)

The Back-Up Plan

Overview


Genre

Romance, Comedy

Release Date

April 23, 2010

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

98 min.

Studio

CBS Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Alan Poul

Producer

Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch

Screenwriter

Kate Angelo

Starring

Story


"The Back-up Plan" is a comedy that explores courtship, love, marriage and family "in reverse." After years of dating, Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) has decided waiting for the right one is taking too long. Determined to become a mother, she commits to a plan, makes an appointment and decides to go it alone. On the day of her artificial insemination, Zoe meets Stan (Alex O'Loughlin) - a man with real possibilities.

Trying to nurture a budding relationship and hide the early signs of pregnancy becomes a comedy of errors for Zoe and creates confusing signals for Stan. When Zoe nervously reveals the reason for her unpredictable behavior, Stan commits fully and says he's in.

Never before has love seen a courtship where a wild night of sex involves three in a bed - Stan, Zoe and the ever-present massive pregnancy pillow. Or, where "date night" consists of being the "focal point" at a near-stranger's water birth which does for kiddie pools what "Jaws" did for swimming in the ocean.

The real pregnancy test comes when both of them realize they really do not know each other outside of hormonal chaos and birth preparations. With the nine month clock ticking, both begin to experience cold feet. Anyone can fall in love, get married and have a baby but doing it backwards in hyper-drive could be proof positive that they were made for each other.

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Marc Anthony
Los Angeles Premiere of 'The Back-Up Plan'
Apr 21, 2010
Noureen DeWulf
Los Angeles Premiere of 'The Back-Up Plan'
Apr 21, 2010

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“.."The Back-Up Plan" is innocuous and unmemorable, and pretty much looks like a lot of sitcoms do..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
“..The Back-up Plan requires no heavy lifting, mental or otherwise..”
by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
“..If it were a cheese, it would be Velveeta..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]