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Labor Pains -- A young woman fakes a pregnancy in order to stay employed.
Labor Pains -- A young woman to pretends to be pregnant in order to avoid being fired from her job. When that gets her a bunch of special treatment by everyone involved in her life, she tries to keep up the lie for nine months.


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Writers (WGA):
Stacey Kramer (written by) &
Lara Shapiro (written by)
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Low-budget winner, for romcom fans; Lohan is funny and sweet, Hines is also very comedic See more (19 total) »


  (in credits order)

Lindsay Lohan ... Thea Clayhill

Luke Kirby ... Nick Steinwald

Chris Parnell ... Jerry Steinwald

Aaron Yoo ... Miles

Bridgit Mendler ... Emma Clayhill

Tracee Ellis Ross ... Kristin

Kevin Covais ... Greg

Bonnie Somerville ... Suzi Cavandish

Cheryl Hines ... Lisa DePardo

Creed Bratton ... John Abbotts

Janeane Garofalo ... Claire the Vista Host

Keiko Agena ... Pregnant Bookstore Woman
Donald V. Allen ... Umpire
Jack Axelrod ... O'Keefe

Alexandra Barreto ... Pretty Woman

Jenni Blong ... Pregnant Soccer Mom #1

Shirly Brener ... Brittney

Christa Campbell ... Brunette

Maree Cheatham ... Ann

Pat Crawford Brown ... Aunt Betty

Darcy DeMoss ... Redhead

D.C. Douglas ... Vista Producer

Pete Gardner ... Terry Bournachie

Willie Garson ... Carl

Michelle Gillette ... Woman in Crowd

Belen Greene ... Earth Mother
Sarah Hernandez ... Young Mother #3
Ethan Kent ... Sam
Gavin Kent ... Sam

Tarri Markel ... Baby Shower Guest (as Tarri Markell)

Amber Alexander ... Baby Shower Guest #1

Laura Liguori ... Baby Shower Guest #2
James Tappan ... Tim's Partner

Claire Risoli ... Maternity Store Woman (as Claire Martin)

Ana Ortiz ... Donna

Barry Papick ... Tim

Nayan Raina ... Newsstand Vendor (as Sunny Raina)

Lonny Ross ... Phillip

Marc Senter ... Photographer
Caitlin Short ... Softball Player

Jessica St. Clair ... Pregnancy Class Instructor

Jay Thomas ... Garth
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuki Bird ... Book Cover Model (uncredited)

Brendan Bradley ... Lifeguard (uncredited)
Amanda Carrier ... Lamaze Class Pregnant Woman (uncredited)
Aurelius DiBarsanti ... Bookstore Cashier (uncredited)
Keith Rhoades ... Guy at Bar (uncredited)
Jennifer Wydra ... Lamaze Class Pregnant Woman (uncredited)
Robert Zimiga ... Rob - Birthing Class (uncredited)

Directed by
Lara Shapiro 
Writing credits
Stacey Kramer (written by) (as Stacy Kramer) &
Lara Shapiro (written by)

Produced by
Boaz Davidson .... executive producer
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Brian Edwards .... executive producer
Joe Gatta .... executive producer
Warren T. Goz .... executive producer
David Grace .... co-producer
Lati Grobman .... producer
Pamela Hirsch .... co-producer
Avi Lerner .... producer
Stewart McMichael .... executive producer
Galt Niederhoffer .... executive producer
Iliana Nikolic .... co-producer
Susan Pusateri .... co-producer
Celine Rattray .... producer
Rick Schwartz .... producer
Trevor Short .... executive producer
Sabrina Sipantzi Ballard .... line producer
Daniela Taplin Lundberg .... co-producer
Original Music by
Andrew Hollander 
Cinematography by
Dan Stoloff 
Film Editing by
Anne McCabe 
Casting by
Matthew Lessall 
Production Design by
Daniel Bradford 
Set Decoration by
Brian Kasch 
Costume Design by
Roemehl Hawkins 
Makeup Department
Brooke Bell .... makeup department head
Alyson Black-Barrie .... third hair stylist (as Alyson Black)
Sean Flanigan .... hair department head
Sean Flanigan .... hair stylist: Lindsay Lohan
RaMona Fleetwood .... additional hair stylist
Shauna Giesbrecht .... additional makeup artist
Keleigh Lippert .... makeup artist
Sara Michael .... additional makeup artist
Tricia Sawyer .... makeup artist: Lindsay Lohan
Francine Shermaine .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Todd Gilbert .... executive in charge of post-production
David Grace .... unit production manager
Joseph Lobato .... post-production manager
Riva Marker .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thom Buckley .... second second assistant director
Peter J. Dowd Jr. .... second assistant director
Aaron Penn .... second assistant director
Michael Risoli .... first assistant director
Mel Soria Jr. .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Zachary Baze .... art department production assistant
Claire Bennett .... art department coordinator
Gregg Bruza .... set dresser
Scott E. Bruza .... on-set dresser (as Scott Bruza)
Cyndy Canfield .... buyer (as Cyndy Tarkington)
Camellia Cox .... illustrator: graphics
Andrew Guinn .... props assistant
Dallas Richard Hallam .... assistant property master
Jason E. Hatfield .... props
Anthony F. Jimenez .... set dresser (as Anthony Jimenez)
Mark Knightley .... construction coordinator
Ben Lewis .... property master
Mark Rohde .... set dresser
Sound Department
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
Jason Brooks .... sound utility
Rachel Chancey .... foley engineer
Rusty Dunn .... sound designer
Rusty Dunn .... sound effects editor
Jason Gaya .... adr mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... sound re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound editor
Nathan Lindsey .... adr recordist
Cate Montana .... dialogue editor
Cate Montana .... supervising adr editor
Bill Orrico .... dialogue editor
Kurt Peterson .... boom operator
Tom Ryan .... apprentice sound editor
Ed White .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Rudy Perez .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Simeon Asenov .... visual effects art director
Dilyan Aynadzhiev .... visual effects systems administrator
Scott Coulter .... visual effects producer
Ivelina Dobreva .... digital compositor
Momchil Kirov .... digital compositor
Jordan Markov .... visual effects
Nikolay Pachov .... visual effect assistant editor
Milena Peneva .... visual effects coordinator
Nick Peshunoff .... visual effects coordinator
Alexander Valev .... visual effects supervisor
Chris Ward .... digital intermediate producer
Alex Zvezdev .... visual effects systems administrator
Keith Campbell .... stunt coordinator
Stacey Carino .... stunt double: Lindsay Lohan
Adam Hart .... stunt double
Con Schell .... stunt double
Tim Mikulecky .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Micael Albrecht .... lighting technician
Danny Brazen .... b dolly grip
Chris Burgon .... electrician (as Christopher Burgon)
Henry Cantor .... best boy electric
Dan Coplan .... epk cinematographer
Mike Delnero .... rigging key grip
Michael Fauntleroy Jr. .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
David Hagadorn .... rigging gaffer
Kira Hellickson .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Richard Lacy .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Josh Larsen .... second assistant camera: 'b' camera
Grg Magidow .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Greg Magidow)
Oliver Mancebo .... digital imaging technician
Tak Matsuda .... electrician
Matt McKee .... grip
Charlie McNamara .... gaffer
David Moir .... still photographer
Jim Sheldon .... still photographer
Shawn Stone .... dolly grip
Michael Stumpf .... Steadicam operator
Michael Stumpf .... camera operator: "a" camera
Casting Department
Ali Farrell .... casting: New York City
Lynn Reinstein .... casting associate
Laura Rosenthal .... casting: New York City
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annie Garrity .... costume supervisor (as Annie Hill)
Aimee McCue .... key set costumer
Vicente Parada .... set costumer
Brigitta Romanov .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Robert Austin .... post-production assistant
Prince Bagdasarian .... high definition coordinator
Matt Blackshear .... colorist: dailies (as Matthew Blackshear)
Andrew Buckland .... assistant editor
Michael Cioni .... post-production consultant
Dylan Correll .... post-production assistant
Myke Dixon .... data management
David Graubard .... digital intermediate senior systems engineer: Hollywood Intermediate
Erica Freed Marker .... assistant editor (as Erica Freed)
Michael Mintz .... digital film colorist
Hilary Peabody .... assistant editor
Jon Pehlke .... on-line editor
Kurt Tuffendsam .... digital intermediate project manager
Oscar Velasquez .... post-production assistant
Paul Amadeus Kim .... digital intermediate assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Selena Arizanovic .... music coordinator
Michael Craig Cohen .... assistant scoring engineer
Deanna DellaCioppa .... Songwriter "You're Invited"
Anthony Hernandez .... music supervisor intern
Andrew Hollander .... score producer
Leigh Hurwitz .... score recording coordinator
The Maine .... soundtrack
Lawrence Manchester .... score mixer
Lawrence Manchester .... score recordist
Jeff Slutz .... additional score recordist
Jeff Slutz .... assistant to composer
Ashley Waldron .... music supervisor (as Ashley Miller)
Bryan Carrigan .... music editor (uncredited)
Andy Mendelson .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Shay Morgan Brook .... driver: additional grip truck
John Cherry .... transportation captain
Per Jansson .... production van driver
Michael Locke .... transportation coordinator
Kelly Murphy .... production van operator
Other crew
Nino Aldi .... set production assistant
Adam Beaulieu .... production assistant
Jill Becker .... production supervisor
Wendy Benge .... finance attorney
Steve Berman .... completion bond
Devon Boyd .... senior v.p. finance
Pamela Chizema .... assistant production accountant
James Cluster .... office production assistant
Daniele Colombera .... assistant: Lindsay Lohan
Chris Cortez .... medic
Chris Cortez .... water safety
Sharon L. Craig .... production accountant
Myke Dixon .... data management
Annie Domingo .... accounting: Millennium Films, No Image Inc.
Rick Eyler .... business and legal affairs
Jeffrey Giles .... international distribution
Eric Green .... marketing and publicity
Fabien Hameline .... epk crew
Lindsey Isaacson .... assistant production coordinator
Clara Kim .... assistant: producer
Ted Kim .... assistant location manager
Todd Korody .... systems engineer
Houston Kraft .... production assistant
Alan J. Lam .... production controller
James A. McCoy .... set production assistant
Kenny Nelson .... assistant to producer
Barry Papick .... acting coach
Evan Peller .... location manager
Bruce Resnik .... script supervisor
Damon Rivetti .... assistant location manager
Tina Rosen .... senior v.p. finance
Mikki Raphael Rosenberg .... assistant: producer: Celine Rattray
Denise Sanders .... dog trainer
Anna Gand Sislyan .... financial analyst (as Anna Gand)
Mel Soria Jr. .... assistant: Ms. Shapiro
Michael Soto .... stage manager
Adam M. Stone .... product placement coordinator
Cat Stone .... product placement coordinator
Gregory Tapscott .... key assistant location manager
Tanya Thanadpojanamart .... director of distribution
Tanya Thanadpojanamart .... director: distribution services
Arturo Lopez Uscanga .... scanning manager
Nimrod Zalmanowitz .... epk producer

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language
USA:89 min
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Originally made for cinema, but later released as a television movie.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Lisa DePardo:Ew. Look at those nipples!
[reading a pregnancy book]
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6 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Low-budget winner, for romcom fans; Lohan is funny and sweet, Hines is also very comedic, 25 February 2010
Author: Amy Adler from Toledo, Ohio

Thea (Lindsay Lohan) has been dealt a bad hand in the game of life, recently. After her parents were killed in an auto crash, she was forced to quit college and take charge of her high school aged sister. Since she lives in the Los Angeles area, expenses are high and it is a struggle. Thea slaves away at a relatively low-paying job as a personal assistant to a neurotic publisher. Her only allies and confidants are an associate publisher, Lisa (Cheryl Hines) and a goofy boyfriend, Miles (Aaron Yoo). But, one day, the boss' cherished pooch has an accident and the publisher leaves town to take the doggy to a hotshot clinic for therapy. Blaming Thea, he tries to give her the axe for the canine's troubles. But, thinking quickly, Thea declares that she is pregnant and, according to law, an expectant mother can't be fired during the duration. Bossman leaves in a huff. Taking over is his younger brother, Nick (Luke Kirby) who is much better at making decisions about books and sales. He also recognizes that Thea has a talent for publishing and, due to her condition, will make an excellent choice for editing a new tome on pregnancy he wants to present. Thea gets a raise and a new assignment. But, will everything fall apart when the firm realizes she's not expecting? And, does Thea have "eyes" for her new boss? This was quite a pleasant little film, made more worthwhile by the appearances of Lohan and Hines. For all her bad publicity, Lohan is a genuinely comic performer, with a dose of innocence and sweetness lacking in many other actresses her age. She does fine work here and is a joy to watch. Hines, on the other hand, is excellent at black humor and she contributes a big helping of comic edginess. The rest of the cast, mostly unknowns, are very nice, too. The settings, costumes, and production values are average, as befits a low-budget flick. Especially lacking was money for a good hair stylist, for Lohan's tresses are a messy tangle. Nevertheless, this movie is a good way to relax and have some fun after work hours. Romcom fans, take note.

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Lohan is not bad in this one. kayleewheat
im am ashamed to say this... mrazcrazy2006
movie is bad, so just download screener... lamialestat
don't know what it is but couldn't get into it DeepRedA
There is a German tv movie with the same plot from 2007 elly_l
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