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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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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Originally made for cinema, but later released as a television movie.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 Thea and Lisa were in the bathroom smoking and talking about their boss, just before their boss throws open the door Lisa is holding the cigarette, when the camera comes back not even a half a second later Thea is holding the cigarette. See more »

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Emma Clayhill: What is THAT?
[seeing Thea's pregnant stomach for the first time]
Thea Clayhill: Just because you don't like my dress doesn't mean you have to be rude.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Labor Pains (2013) See more »

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Next To Argyle
Written by Bryan Garza, Robert Garza, Peter Krimmel, and James Krimmell
Performed by Sissors For Lefty
Published by Pepper Street Publishing (BMI), Salt Lane Publishing (ASACP)
Courtesy of The Royalty Network
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great Saturday night rental for date night at home or with the family
13 January 2010 | by (Tallahassee, FL) – See all my reviews

Lindsay is a mixed up chick but she manages to do a good job in this entertaining flick. the cast is good, and they work well together--it's always fun seeing people who clearly were cracking each other up off set too. good vibes all around even though i know Lindsay was being completely hounded by the media while they were shooting this. but the whole story works in a way--it's about a young woman trying to figure her problems out, and not necessarily doing it right the first time...a good lesson for Lindsay herself. i'd def watch this movie again, and recommend it to friends for an escapist fun and short movie. doesn't go on and on like a lot of movies tend to do these days. i hope Lindsay gets herself together and makes more movies like this. doesn't look so sure right now...


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