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The Back-up Plan (2010)

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

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,201,710 (USA) (23 April 2010)

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$37,481,242 (USA) (16 July 2010)
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Ron Howard is seen on TV playing Opie Taylor as Zoe watches The Andy Griffith Show (1960). Tom Bosley plays the boyfriend of Zoe's grandmother. They starred together as son and father on Happy Days (1974). See more »

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When Zoe and Stan get on the subway, it's pouring down rain. When they emerge, however, everything is dry. See more »

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Zoe: Sorry I didn't get a pedicure
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Zoe: Er, my toes I'm sorry
Dr. Scott Harris: I'm not looking at your toes, I'm looking at your cervix
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Back-Up Plan Fail
26 April 2010 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I really wanted to like it. I talked to Alex O'Loughlin about the movie over a year ago, I think. And, this was Jennifer Lopez' big return to film, after a 5 year absence. Both of their characters in The Back-Up Plan are very likable. She is a successful businesswoman who has decided she's done waiting for Mr. Right and a family. She goes ahead and gets inseminated. That day, she bumps into Stan, a gorgeous funny guy who has his own farm (note the cheese, above) and dreams of owning a sustainable food shop. He pursues her, she resists. All sorts of clumsy, weird things happen along the way. Honestly, these characters and their relationship is really interesting. It's all the other junk the filmmakers put into play that I found distracting and distasteful and unbelievable. For instance, Zoe has an upscale pet store with a couple of interesting employees who have realistic questions about her and for her, but we barely see them. Instead, we're subjected to a strange single mother's group that is stereotypical and offensive. It's like the writer and director are trying to straddle a line between a sweet rom-com, like Sweet Home Alabama, and something more crude, like Knocked Up. There were so many likable and believable story threads that were just dropped, in favor of the gross out scene or something silly that just didn't make sense for the characters. I didn't hate it, because I liked the leads, I was just really disappointed and not satisfied. I give The Back-Up Plan a 6 out of 10.


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