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The Back-Up Plan

Overview


Genre :

Romance, Comedy

Release Date :

April 23, 2010

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Alan Poul

Starring :

Jennifer Lopez, Alex O'Loughlin, Eric Christian Olsen, Danneel Harris, Noureen DeWulf, Melissa McCarthy, Michaela Watkins, Tom Bosley, Maribeth Monroe

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

2 of 4

“..What's so disappointing about movies like "The Back-up Plan" - which is to say every romantic comedy that's opened in the last two years - is that they're risk averse..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2 of 4

“..this is the film to watch when pretty much everything else has been sold out and the only remaining choices are The Back-Up Plan..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2.5 of 4

“..The film isn't exactly a groundbreaking work of entertainment, but it passes the time engagingly..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
2 of 4

“..The Back-up Plan requires no heavy lifting, mental or otherwise..”
by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Review rate : B-

“..The Back-up Plan is friendly but also a bit drab..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 5

“..The Back-up Plan is an easygoing romantic comedy treat for fans of Jennifer Lopez..”
by Pete Hammond [Boxoffice Magazine]
1 of 4

“..The Back-up Plan is about as much fun as 36 hours of labor, only you don't get to go home with a baby at the end..”
by Connie Ogle [Miami Herald]
2.5 of 4

“..Still, for those with a high sugar tolerance, "Plan" is a guilty pleasure..”
by Cathy Jakicic [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
1 of 4

“..Mostly though, The Back-up Plan feels like a movie aimed right at the funny bones of four-year-olds..”
by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]
Review rate : B-

“..More like a sitcom's season arc played out in 105 minutes..”
by Steve Persall [St. Petersburg Times]
1.5 of 4

“..Jennifer Lopez's "The Back-Up Plan" is the most generic of romantic comedies..”
by Kevin C. Johnson [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
2 of 4

“..If it were a cheese, it would be Velveeta..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2 of 5

“..a movie that could have used one..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
3 of 5

“..a likable but largely predictable comedy..”
by Sean O'Connell [Filmcritic.com]
1.5 of 4

“.."The Back-up Plan" is shiny and pretty and very dull..”
by Moira Macdonald [Seattle Times]
“.."The Back-Up Plan" is innocuous and unmemorable, and pretty much looks like a lot of sitcoms do..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
Review rate : D

“.."Back-up Plan" is no place for men, unless they have a fondness for jokes about bladder control..”
by Gary Thompson [Philadelphia Daily News]

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