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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, only to meet the man of her dreams on the very same day.

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Alan Poul

Writer:

Kate Angelo
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Cast

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 is a woman who has a hard time letting anyone into her life. She has a habit of pushing people away whenever they get close. She wants to have a baby but because she has no man in her life, she decides to be artificially inseminated. Shortly after having the procedure she meets a guy named Stan, and she feels a spark. When she tells him about her pregnancy, she thinks he'll bail but he sticks with her. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,490,007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,477,008
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Company Credits

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CBS Films, Escape Artists See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jennifer Lopez's first major role in five years. See more »

Goofs

The economics information on the chalkboard when Stan is taking the exam (71 minutes) is incorrect -- he was right to look perplexed and then walk out of that class. On the left side of the screen, the graph with a horizontal line is labeled as "perfectly inelastic," with "E=0". Nope, a horizontal demand curve is "perfectly elastic" and has an elasticity coefficient of infinity. A perfectly inelastic demand curve is vertical and has an elasticity coefficient of zero. See more »

Quotes

Zoe: [Zoe gets in a taxi cab] Oh, excuse me this is my cab
Stan: What you own it?
Zoe: No, but I'm about to rent it
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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 »


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Sweet Calypso Woman
Written by Tom Liston
Performed by Tom Liston & Steel Tropics
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Nice, enjoyable and touching. Perfect little romantic comedy
1 May 2010 | by cl777See all my reviews

After noticing that this movie got a 4/10 on IMDb, I was reluctant to see it and especially didn't want to drag Fabio into a romantic comedy disaster. However, with not much out these days, we watched it together last night and were both pleasantly surprised (low expectations can do wonders!). It is the story of Zoe (Jennifer Lopez), a pet store owner, who being single and afraid that she will pass the age of having children, decides to get artificially inseminated. The problem is that it works on the first try and that she meets a very attractive, charming man (Alex O'Loughlin) right outside her doctor's office the day of her procedure. Trying to pass it off as nothing and ignoring the dreamy man doesn't do much good. They bump into each other repeatedly and he goes out of his way to romance her and capture her affections. But when the truth of her situation is revealed, things turn sour, if only for a little bit. After their first make-out scene she blurts out to him that she is pregnant. He is obviously quite surprised stating it cannot happen so quickly. Despite being clearly very smitten by Zoe he is not sure of being ready for children in the first place, let alone somebody else's child, or worst of all, as they will soon find out, twins. However, as I'm sure you can imagine, he decides to stick by her and lives out her pregnancy with her, promising to stay with her forever. There are many cute, heartfelt and humorous scenes but also some very over the top and outrageous ones (a live exorcism style birth, filled with screaming and chanting, in the living room of her support group being one of them). Overall this movie was light, enjoyable and made me feel good. I laughed quite a lot and was touched at times. Being pregnant, I could relate to some of the emotions - although luckily for Fabio I am not nearly as hormonal and do not sleep with a gigantic pillow in between us. Not every night at least! My rating: 6 Fabio's: 6 Total score: 12/20


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