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Labor Pains (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 19 June 2009 (Romania)
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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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job | dog | secretary | sister | pregnancy | See All (74) »


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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)  »

Also Known As:

Casi embarazada  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Originally made for cinema, but later released as a television movie. See more »


When Thea is in the dressing room exchanging her fake belly for a larger one the size of the velcro changes back and forth. When the new belly is pulled from the mannequin it is secured by a thin strip of elastic, however in the dressing room it's a thick piece and the old belly has the thin strip. See more »


[after "borrowing" Mary's husband to do what is not unlike taking her from behind]
Pregnancy Class Instructor: We're gonna rock back. We're gonna rock back into it. Oh! Feel that womb open up. It feels familiar, right ladies? That's how we got ourselves into this mess.
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Referenced in Entourage: Security Briefs (2009) See more »


Let It Go By
Written by Andrew Hollander and Dana Parish
Performed by Dana Parish
Published by Wandering Rose Music (BMI). All rights administered worldwide by Kobalt Music Group Ltd,
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Almost Pregnant
9 August 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Thea Clayhill (Lindsay Lohan) is the reckless secretary of the arrogant publisher Jerry Steinwald (Chris Parnell) in the Steinwald Publishing. When Jerry fires her for an accident with his beloved dog, Thea lies and tells that she is four-month pregnant. Thea lost his parents in a car accident and raises her younger sister Emma (Bridgit Mendler) alone and can not afford to lose her job. Jerry takes vacation to stay with his dog and his brother Nick Steinwald (Luke Kirby) assumes his position and promotes. Thea decides to fake her pregnancy for a couple of more days with the support of her friend Lisa (Cheryl Hines). However her life changes for better and Thea is promoted to editor by Nick and helps him to publish the unconventional book of Suzi Cavandish (Bonnie Somerville) about pregnancy. Nick and Thea fall in love for each other but Thea does not stop the farce despite the advices of Lisa until the day truth appears.

"Labor Pains" is flawed, silly and predictable; but it is also delightful, charming, and cute and I liked this film. I am a fan of the talented Lindsay Lohan and for me it is very difficult to associate her image of sweet and gorgeous actress to her personal life of drug addicted, scandals and paparazzi. In the movie, Lindsay Lohan is very beautiful and her situation faking a pregnancy is funny and I really found this movie very entertaining. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Meu Trabalho É um Parto" ("My Job Is a Labor")

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