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The Back-up Plan (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 23 April 2010 (USA)
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A woman conceives twins through artificial insemination, then meets the man of her dreams on the very same day.

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Alan Poul

Writer:

Kate Angelo
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lopez ... Zoe
Alex O'Loughlin ... Stan
Michaela Watkins ... Mona
Eric Christian Olsen ... Clive
Anthony Anderson ... Playground Dad
Noureen DeWulf ... Daphne
Melissa McCarthy ... Carol
Tom Bosley ... Arthur
Maribeth Monroe ... Lori
Danneel Ackles ... Olivia (as Danneel Harris)
Robert Klein ... Dr. Scott Harris
Linda Lavin ... Nana
Carlease Burke ... Tabitha
Amy Block ... Sara
Jennifer Elise Cox ... Baby Store Sales Clerk
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Storyline

Zoe has always had difficulty letting anyone into her life; she has a habit of pushing people away whenever they get close. Now she wants to have a baby but has no man in her life, so she decides to be artificially inseminated. Shortly after having the procedure, she meets a guy called Stan and feels a spark. When she tells him about her pregnancy she thinks he will bail, but he stays. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Fall in love.* Get married. Have a baby. *Not necessarily in that order. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, some crude material and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Eric Christian Olsen and Danneel Ackles both stared together in Fired Up! See more »

Goofs

Just after Zoe finds her pillow in the dumpster, and uses her friend instead, you can very clearly see Zoe wearing a "baby bump" prop over her belly. See more »

Quotes

Carol: Okay, alright,
[claps]
Carol: . Welcome to single mothers and proud. As the names suggests we are all single, mothers and erm, proud.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes play over the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema and DVD versions were cut to get a 12A and 12 rating respectively by removing strong sexual references. The Blu-ray is rated 15 and is the uncut version. See more »


Soundtracks

Oh, Dem Golden Slippers
Written by Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin and James Allen Bland (as James A. Bland)
Courtesy of APM Music
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When you start a family in reverse order, this movie is what happens
23 April 2010 | by the-movie-guySee all my reviews

(Synopsis) Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) has decided that she has waited long enough looking for Mr. Right to come along before she becomes a mother. Her clock is ticking, and time is running out for her, so Zoe makes an appointment with the doctor to become pregnant without a man. Within hours of the procedure, Zoe meets Stan (Alex O'Loughlin) an attractive and charming man who has caught her eye. Soon a budding relationship between them becomes a full blown courtship. Then Zoe finds out that she is pregnant after only one try at the doctor's office. She must find a way to tell Stan that she is pregnant without his walking out of her life. Stan is not sure at first, but he fully commits to Zoe and says that he is in. As the pregnancy comes nearer to the birth, both of them are unsure about the future and their relationship.

(My Comment) "The Back-up Plan" is a light-hearted romantic comedy that shows what can happen in life when you start a family in the reverse order. This movie is funny, a bit touching, and a family tale about trusting the partner you love and accepting the things he or she does. It is a feel good movie that lets the women of the world know that there are still some good men out there. The women in the audience can relate to the story, because it presents the crazy and tough times, and all the moments in-between that women go through during a pregnancy. Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin had very good "couple chemistry" as the relationship developed. Be sure to watch the credits, because there are some hilarious out-takes. This is a movie that would be best seen when it comes out in DVD; however, if you want to see Jennifer and Alex on the big screen, go ahead. (CBS Films, Run Time 1:46, Rated PG-13) (5/10)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Plan B See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,201,710, 25 April 2010

Gross USA:

$37,490,007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,477,008
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Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Films, Escape Artists See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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