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75
I laughed hysterically, but in the interest of balanced reporting, I should add that the guy parked next to me at the screening - a boyfriend who was there under duress - emitted a series of low guttural noises suggesting profound psychological anguish.
67
As a romantic comedy, The Back-up Plan is friendly but also a bit drab.
63
A not-as-bad-as-you-think-it-is romantic comedy.
60
Jennifer Lopez carries this thin concept about as far and as well as she can, with Alex O'Loughlin in his first leading-man outing managing not to get lost in the shuffle.
50
When it comes to comedies about pregnancy, "Knocked Up" and "Baby Mama" delivered more. This sitcom style exercise in planned parenthood is blandly predictable. If it were a cheese, it would be Velveeta.
50
Lopez smiles, whines, and blinks her way through this movie. She seems more relaxed than she ever has. And yet it seems like she's hiding in romantic comedies, lest we discover that she doesn't have a “Monster's Ball'' or even a “Blind Side'' in her.
50
Cutesy and formulaic and has the approximate depth of a cookie sheet.
50
Lopez, appearing in her first rom-com since “Monster-in-Law” five years ago, is still a likable screen presence who throws herself into the movie's slapstick sequences with unwarranted enthusiasm.
50
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 and the latest Rob Schneider opus.
50
O'Loughlin is the very definition of comic dead weight. Imagine making Greg Kinnear carry half of "Baby Mama," or sending Tina Fey out with Matthew Fox on "Date Night" and you'll get the picture.
20
Charmless and derivative.

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