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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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Taglines:

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

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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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CBS Films, Escape Artists See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jennifer Lopez was first attracted to the script as she had just gone through her twins' pregnancy. Screenwriter Kate Angelo too had just been pregnant. The two had actually met at a post-birth aerobics class. See more »

Goofs

When Stan catches Zoe eating chili beans with bread in her hands, she's holding the food with both hands together. In the reverse angle her hands are separated and then back again. 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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Let's Finish (Sinden Remix)
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Cheesy, Unfunny and Non-Romantic Comedy
25 August 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In New York, the former executive and presently owner of a pet shop Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) has no boy-friend and only a couple of friends since she has difficulties to let people into her life. She lost her parents when she was a child and her only relative alive is her grandmother that lives in a nursing home and Zoe feeling lonely. She decides on artificial insemination to have a baby and to join a supporting group of single mothers. When she leaves the clinic very happy with the successful procedure, she meets the cheese manufacturer and college student Stan (Alex O'Loughlin) and they immediately feel attracted for each other. They date and Zoe believes she has found the prince charming and changes her expectation with the insemination. However the doctor finds that she is pregnant and now she has the dilemmatic situation: how to tell Stan that she is pregnant.

"The Back-up Plan" was supposed to be a romantic comedy; unfortunately it is a cheesy, unfunny and non-romantic comedy. The idea of "falling in love", "getting married" and "having a baby" not necessarily in this order" could have worked with a better screenplay. However, the situations and characters are too stupid to work. Zoe is described as a former successful executive but her character seems to be a housewife fan of melodramatic soap-operas. Stan is a guy trying to reach an objective in life through the study at night and Zoë's character has nothing positive to keep a steady relationship out of time. His decision of staying with an unstable woman pregnant of twins is absolutely unreasonable and never funny. The writer seems to be alienated from the concept and reality of raising a family. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Plano B" ("Plan B")


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