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Labor Pains (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 19 June 2009 (Romania)
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A young woman pretends to be pregnant in order to avoid being fired from her job. When that gets her special treatment by everyone involved in her life, she tries to keep up the lie for nine months.

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Lara Shapiro

Writers:

Stacey Kramer (as Stacy Kramer), Lara Shapiro
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lindsay Lohan ... Thea Clayhill
Luke Kirby ... Nick Steinwald
Chris Parnell ... Jerry Steinwald
Aaron Yoo ... Miles
Bridgit Mendler ... Emma Clayhill
Tracee Ellis Ross ... Kristin
Kevin Covais ... Greg
Bonnie Somerville ... Suzi Cavandish
Cheryl Hines ... Lisa DePardo
Creed Bratton ... John Abbotts
Janeane Garofalo ... Claire the Vista Host
Keiko Agena ... Pregnant Bookstore Woman
Donald V. Allen ... Umpire
Jack Axelrod Jack Axelrod ... O'Keefe
Alexandra Barreto ... Pretty Woman
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Storyline

Thea Clayhill is the reckless secretary of arrogant publisher Jerry Steinwald. When Jerry fires her having had an accident with his beloved dog, Thea lies and tells him that she is four-months pregnant. Thea lost her parents in a car accident and raises her younger sister Emma alone and can not afford to lose her job. Jerry goes on vacation to be with his dog and his brother Nick Steinwald assumes his position. Thea decides to fake her pregnancy for more time with the support of her friend Lisa. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Spain]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2009 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Casi embarazada See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally made for cinema, but later released as a television movie. See more »

Goofs

When Thea and Lisa were in the bathroom smoking and talking about their boss, just before their boss throws open the door Lisa is holding the cigarette, when the camera comes back not even a half a second later Thea is holding the cigarette. See more »

Quotes

Lisa DePardo: I need you to say 'My Name is Thea and I am NOT pregnant.'
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Labor Pains (2013) See more »

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Written by Holly Conlan
Performed by Holly Conlan
Published by Cloverbird Music (ASCAP)
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Almost mediocre
21 November 2017 | by ReaperSee all my reviews

Probably best known as "Lindsay Lohan's last major role in a motion picture," this is a movie about a woman who pretends to be pregnant in order to save her job.

Because this is a movie, her "pregnancy" instantly opens up new avenues for career advancement and personal fulfillment. The third act devolves into a kind of "let's fix the situation I made so everyone can be happy" more at home in a bad sitcom than a film.

And yet, there are small kernels of interest here. There is a scene or two where Lohan's character seems to think that she's actually pregnant. Had they actually persisted with a plot along these lines, and had an adequate star and production values, it might have been a decent (or at least interesting) movie. Instead, it seems cheap and slapdash.


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