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Plan B (1997)

A group of friends in their 20s and 30s wrestle with the fact that their lives haven't turned out like they planned.


Gary Leva


Gary Leva
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Cryer ... Stuart Winer
Lisa Darr ... Clare Sadler
Lance Guest ... Jack Sadler
Mark Matheisen Mark Matheisen ... Ricky Stone
Sara Mornell ... Gina Ferris
Stacey Katzin ... Emily Fishback
Ilia Volok ... Flash
John Kozeluh John Kozeluh ... Randy Elliott
Claudia Carey Claudia Carey ... Marie
Annie Grindlay Annie Grindlay ... Candace
Candace DeSarro Candace DeSarro ... Angela
Justin Ross ... Tony / Carrot Man
Nicole Chamberlain Nicole Chamberlain ... Cheryl
Christine Mitges ... Maggie Schonier
José Heredia José Heredia ... Jose


Plan B is a "Big Chill" type comedy-drama set from a typical Halloween to New Year's Eve which follows five 20 and 30-something friends living in Los Angeles whose lives fail to turn out the way they expected. Stuart is a struggling writer trying to make it big with his first novel while working part-time as a waiter. Stuart's roommate/co-worker, Ricky, is a struggling actor who cannot get an acting job and frets about his hair turing gray and meeting the perfect woman. Stuart and Ricky are friends with Jack and Clare Sadler, a couple trying and trying to concieve a baby, but cannot get it done. Finally there's Gina, Clare's younger sister, who cannot stand letting go of her past as well as being alone at family get togethers and tries bringing an assortment of dates to each gathering. Written by Matthew Patay <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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Do you know anybody whose life turned out like they planned?


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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A terrible example of the genre, and of film in general...
18 June 2007 | by rossjlennoxSee all my reviews

I had the misfortune to sit through the full 102 minutes of what, in my opinion, is this shockingly bad film. It fails on pretty much all levels; the cast is awful, the acting - ham at best and the plot lacks any depth, leaving me feeling violently apathetic as to the outcome of any of the convoluted story lines.

Plan B has none of the charm this genre has the scope to convey and I found myself physically cringing at the various points where the script makes its regular misjudged meanderings anywhere towards the region of comedy.

A bona fide saccharine coated turd of a movie.

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Release Date:

3 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR


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