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The Back-up Plan (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 23 April 2010 (USA)
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A woman conceives twins through artificial insemination, only to meet the man of her dreams on the very same day.

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Alan Poul

Writer:

Kate Angelo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lopez ... Zoe
Alex O'Loughlin ... Stan
Michaela Watkins ... Mona
Eric Christian Olsen ... Clive
Anthony Anderson ... Playground Dad
Noureen DeWulf ... Daphne
Melissa McCarthy ... Carol
Tom Bosley ... Arthur
Maribeth Monroe ... Lori
Danneel Ackles ... Olivia (as Danneel Harris)
Robert Klein ... Dr. Scott Harris
Linda Lavin ... Nana
Carlease Burke ... Tabitha
Amy Block ... Sara
Jennifer Elise Cox ... Baby Store Sales Clerk
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Storyline

Zoe is a woman who has a hard time letting anyone into her life. She has a habit of pushing people away whenever they get close. She wants to have a baby but because she has no man in her life, she decides to be artificially inseminated. Shortly after having the procedure she meets a guy named Stan, and she feels a spark. When she tells him about her pregnancy, she thinks he'll bail but he sticks with her. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

Fall in love.* Get married. Have a baby. *Not necessarily in that order. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, some crude material and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Plan B See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,201,710, 25 April 2010

Gross USA:

$37,490,007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,477,008
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CBS Films, Escape Artists See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Eric Christian Olsen and Danneel Ackles both stared together in Fired Up! See more »

Goofs

During the end scene the able-bodied dog playing Nuts has struggled over the wheelchair and is clearly in discomfort trying to get all four legs on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Stan: it's been 2 weeks now, all she ever wants to do is sleep with that pillow!
Playground Dad: The pillow is a bitch, its totally replacing you right?
Stan: Totally completely, she drags it everywhere.
Playground Dad: My wife, she drew eyes on hers so when i went to make a move in the middle of the night the pillow is staring at me, like uh uh bro, I don't think so.
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Outtakes play over the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema and DVD versions were cut to get a 12A and 12 rating respectively by removing strong sexual references. The Blu-ray is rated 15 and is the uncut version. See more »

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Let's Finish (Sinden Remix)
Written by Graeme Sinden, Sylvia Gordon and Deantoni Parks
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Plan to see something else instead
20 May 2010 | by kxok630See all my reviews

The date-night genre of choice, rom-com's, get another black eye. People have rightfully criticized stuff like Valentine's Day for giving the genre a bad name, but Back Up Plan makes even V-Day seem almost good by comparison.

Jennifer Lopez shows up, after appearing in nothing but check-out stand gossip news rags for a while. Along with Jen are a supporting cast whose acting, simply put, reeks. Jen is an uppity "bio-clock's running" 30-something who wants a relationship, plus a child. Guys flee in terror (they must have seen abominations like Gigli, Anaconda, Jersey Girl and Monster-in-Law), so she resigns herself to a single-mom future, and goes through an artificial insemination procedure. Just minutes after learning she's pregnant, she meets Mr. Right (a poor sap who hasn't seen her movies). A possibly amusing premise, but the writer clearly had no idea where to go with it. The story is jumbled, rambling, and has no clear goal. It's more like a series of skits with corny punch lines, usually mean-spirited in that the joy of parenting is grossly mocked.

The poor sap boyfriend and JLo have romantic chemistry about as hot as the polar ice cap. The weak scripting and abysmal direction may be to blame for their poor acting performances; it's not certain. The guy just mugs and stares blankly. As for Jen, she's kind to the eyes but grating to the ears: her line delivery is a patchwork quilt of sing-song, cutesy-cute, whiny, and condescending career-woman tones. At times, she appears catatonic.

Even stuff like Iron Man and Nightmare on Elm St. would be more romantic and funny than this is.


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