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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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$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Originally made for cinema, but later released as a television movie.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 is at the birthing class, Nick is sitting behind her in the beginning and then the camera switches to the back, and he is not sitting with her. But when it returns to the front, he is there again. See more »

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[after "borrowing" Mary's husband to do what is not unlike taking her from behind]
Pregnancy Class Instructor: Okay. All right. Finish up when you feel done. I need a few more. If you'll indulge me Mary, thank you.
[Mary looks bewildered]
Pregnancy Class Instructor: Okay, and just keep the rocking. Never stop rocking. Oh! Yes. Give it to me, Rob! We're doing it now. Oh! Okay. And we're done. Wonderful, thank you. This guy's good, right? I'm gonna borrow you for another class. Or after class. I'm kidding.
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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)
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Milennium Pictures should stick with action movies
14 July 2010 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

In a bizarre change of pace, direct-to-video action kings Millennium Pictures made this strange little movie. The plot is ripped off from the French movie "The Closet" - in that film, a man pretended he was gay so he wouldn't get fired, and in this film, Lohan pretends she's pregnant so she won't lose her job. It still could have been funny, being able to go off in different directions, but it falls flat. It was obviously shot on a limited budget and hastily filmed. Lohan is badly photographed and seems to have been without makeup. (And her character doesn't come across as a likable person.) You get to see the shadows of camera equipment TWICE. There seems to be footage missing or that was not filmed - Lohan's boyfriend, for example, is introduced in the opening minutes, and is not seen again for a half hour! (And we never see her talking to him about her scheme.) It's also never explained why Lohan for the longest time keeps her sister in the dark about what she's doing. But the worst thing about the movie is that it's not very funny. It's surprisingly low-key, when it should have been zanier. I didn't laugh once, chuckle once, or even smile once at any of the script's situations and dialogue. Maybe I'm not the audience for this movie - it seems aimed at women - but I think its true audience will be as disappointed with this movie as I am.


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