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Labor Pains (2009)

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A young woman pretends to be pregnant in order to avoid being fired from her job. When that gets her special treatment by everyone involved in her life, she tries to keep up the lie for nine months.

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Thea Clayhill is the reckless secretary of arrogant publisher Jerry Steinwald. When Jerry fires her having had an accident with his beloved dog, Thea lies and tells him that she is four-months pregnant. Thea lost her parents in a car accident and raises her younger sister Emma alone and can not afford to lose her job. Jerry goes on vacation to be with his dog and his brother Nick Steinwald assumes his position. Thea decides to fake her pregnancy for more time with the support of her friend Lisa. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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19 June 2009 (Romania)  »

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Casi embarazada  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Originally made for cinema, but later released as a television movie. See more »

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When the dog vomits on the owner you can tell right away that it is not the dog but something lower than the dog's head and to the side of the dog that is 'throwing up'. See more »

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Thea Clayhill: [Thea cleans Greg's glasses and puts them back on him] I hope you don't mind. I just couldn't take it anymore.
Nick: Oh wow. Wow, I can see. Oh my god, Thea. I don't know if you know this but y- you're pregnant.
Thea Clayhill: Your sense of humor really takes a dive after 9 o'clock, huh?
Nick: Is it after nine?
Thea Clayhill: Yea.
Nick: Oh my god. I'm slave-driving a pregnant woman.
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References Law & Order (1990) See more »

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Goin Under
Written by Creed Bratton, Jon Tiven, and Don Pedigo
Performed by Creed Bratton
Published by Kindred Music (BMI), Uncontrolled Compositions (BMI), and Work With Me Music (BMI)
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Impressed by Lindsay....
25 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lohan really pulls it off well in this fun, non-traditional romantic comedy. It's a smart, funny film that kept me completely and constantly entertained as it follows the story of an office secretary faking pregnancy in a desperate attempt to keep her awful but financially-necessary job.

It's a great story and keeps you rapt with unpredictable chemistry between Lohan and male lead Luke Kirby while her lie spirals out of control at home and at work as she is unable to come clean and finds it necessary to expand her fake pregnancy bump. The movie is full of great supporting roles with the likes of Cheryl Hines, Chris Parnell, and a lot of familiar faces. Really enjoyed the soundtrack and overall it was a very pleasant deviation from your traditional romantic comedy. For anyone who's ever worked a crappy job you just couldn't afford to ditch like myself, it's really relatable in a fun way and keeps you laughing as it goes. Would be a great watch for the whole family.

Being a fan of Lindsay from The Parent Trap to Mean Girls, I was pleasantly surprised to find her just as on-point as ever, despite all the negative hype of her personal life lately. She certainly seems to find herself at home playing an adult role but keeping the lovable, fun quirkiness that we all fell in love with in the first place!


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