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The Back-up Plan (2010)

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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

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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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Company Credits

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CBS Films,Escape Artists See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ron Howard is seen on TV playing Opie Taylor as Zoe watches The Andy Griffith Show (1960). Tom Bosley plays the boyfriend of Zoe's grandmother. They starred together as son and father on Happy Days (1974). See more »

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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

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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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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She Drives Me Crazy
Written by David Steele and Roland Gift
Performed by Raney Shockne
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Mediocre, Lopez can do this stuff in her sleep.
1 June 2011 | by callanvassSee all my reviews

Zoe's a woman who has a hard time letting anyone into her life. She has a habit of pushing people away when they get close. She also wants to have a baby but because she has no man in her life decides to be artificially inseminated. Shortly after having the procedure she meets a guy named Stan whom she connects with. But she's still afraid to let him in and when she tells him about her pregnancy thinking he would bail but he sticks with her.

Most of this was pleasant, just nothing new, and recycled formula. Lopez is a charmer, but let's face it, she can do this sort of stuff in her sleep. I don't remember laughing out loud. The chemistry between O'Loughlin and Lopez is professional and solid, If nothing memorable.

Bottom line. Watchable, but just barely above the Mendoza line. Really mediocre stuff, and nothing I haven't seen before. Take it or leave it, your not really missing anything.

4 ½ 10


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