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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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19 June 2009 (Romania) See more »
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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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  (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)
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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 Hill .... costume supervisor
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
Erica Freed .... assistant editor
David Graubard .... digital intermediate senior systems engineer: Hollywood Intermediate
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 supervisor
Bryan Carrigan .... music editor
Michael Craig Cohen .... assistant scoring engineer
Deanna DellaCioppa .... Songwriter "You're Invited"
Andrew Hollander .... score producer
The Maine .... soundtrack
Lawrence Manchester .... score mixer
Lawrence Manchester .... score recordist
Ashley Waldron .... music supervisor (as Ashley Miller)
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
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 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 »
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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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Milennium Pictures should stick with action movies, 14 July 2010
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

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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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
what is the matter with her sister? (spoilers) borsamoht
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