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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
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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

At the end of the movie when Stan goes to bed after reading to the twins, he mentions one of their names is Penny, a reference to him keeping the penny from the beginning of the movie. See more »

Goofs

During the end scene the able-bodied dog playing Nuts has struggled over the wheelchair and is clearly in discomfort trying to get all four legs on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Playground Dad: It's awful, awful, awful. Then a small moment happens, that's so magical. That makes it all worthwhile.
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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

Crabbuckit
Written by Kos (as Kevin Brereton)
Performed by Kos (as k-os)
Courtesy of EMI Music Canada
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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User Reviews

 
Predictable but totally laughable!
17 August 2011 | by mihaitutu7See all my reviews

I don't get it why people so undermine this movie. It was indeed predictable most of the time but come on, there were many moment of laughter.

I saw this movie with an ex girlfriend and we were seeing many moments we had on our first dates and we enjoyed to see it was inspired from real facts. Many of the comical situations do happen in real life and it really gets to you when you see it from outside.

The main plot may be a little exaggerated, how everything comes together but it's a classic date movie and you cannot have such high expectations from it.

The cast is OK, even though Jennifer Lopez is a little overpowered by her role, but she manages in the end to pull it of. Alex O'Loughlin is the perfect "I don't know if I want to be a father but I love this woman" guy and makes every moment a real delight.

Everyone gives it a 4 or 5, I give it an 8 because you can have a blast if you watch it with your girlfriend or ex.


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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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