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The Back-up Plan (2010)

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

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

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Comedy | Romance

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

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23 April 2010 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£710,201 (UK) (7 May 2010)

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$37,481,242 (USA) (16 July 2010)
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Jennifer Lopez's character Zoe is seen reading the book 'What to expect when you are expecting' she later plays the character Holly in the film adaptation of the book. See more »

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The economics information on the chalkboard when Stan is taking the exam (71 minutes) is incorrect -- he was right to look perplexed and then walk out of that class. On the left side of the screen, the graph with a horizontal line is labeled as "perfectly inelastic," with "E=0". Nope, a horizontal demand curve is "perfectly elastic" and has an elasticity coefficient of infinity. A perfectly inelastic demand curve is vertical and has an elasticity coefficient of zero. See more »

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Baby Store Sales Clerk: [Looking at baby strollers] It's a bit overwhelming huh?
Stan: There are so many and they are so... big!
Baby Store Sales Clerk: Well they have to be big, 2 babies right?
Stan: Yeah but babies are small, these are for like giant mutant babies
Baby Store Sales Clerk: Well you should see some of the babies that come in here, total fatasses
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Yet Another Jennifer Lopez Movie - yes, that bad
31 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

The times aren't easy for Jennifer Lopez. She still looks good, she might have a great voice and a killer body, but first her label drops her, and then she stars in a movie that's so terrible, it could simply not exist.

Let's start off with the plot, which is, I'll be first to admit it, not that bad. A single woman, gorgeous and sweet, decides to go in vitro, since she's always wanted a baby, and we all know how hard it is to find the right guy (apparently). And then she meets her prince charming, about 10 minutes after being done with the procedure. Fine with me, nowhere did it say that the movie has to be realistic. Other than that, the movie touches an interesting issue - when you're single, and you want a baby but there's nobody to make it with you, how do you make your love life and your dreams co-exist? But then the unrealistic situations start to pill up. All the funny moments are already shown in the trailer. And the movie itself, even though it starts interesting, gets completely out of hand - long and weird, making no sense, finally embarrassing and even disguising. The moment I personally gave up was when one of the ladies gives birth in the pool, poops while doing it and one of the women scoops it out with a fishnet - or was it when Lopez passes out into the pool and then, instead of taking a shower like any sane person would do, decides to take a walk? Acting is not even embarrassing - it's non existent. You'd think that after so many attempts to act, Lopez would finally learn a trick or two, maybe even become an actress; instead, her movie dog is better at acting than she is, or, I think it's safe to say, will ever be.

But the thing that bothered me the most is - aren't we all tired of silly romantic comedies packed with unrealistic situations that never happen? Cute, hunky men don't just get into the same cab as you, and then madly fall in love with you and decide to stick around, even though you're pregnant with a guy you don't even know. They don't drive their tractors semi nude. They don't make love to you in a barn full of cheese. That just doesn't happen, and I'm completely serious when I say that even Sex and the City 2 was far more realistic than The Backup Plan; not to mention, a lot more fun.


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