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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.

Director:

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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All Her Career Needs is a Little Bump See more »

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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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Originally made for cinema, but later released as a television movie.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 is at the birthing class, Nick is sitting behind her in the beginning and then the camera switches to the back, and he is not sitting with her. But when it returns to the front, he is there again. See more »

Quotes

Greg: Congratulations, Thea.
Thea Clayhill: Thank you, Greg.
Greg: You really think you can get to the top by playing games, don't cha? I know what you're up to, Thea. And I think that it stinks. It super stinks.
Lisa DePardo: Hm.
Thea Clayhill: Well, really? Do you think that it stinks that I wanna hire you to be my assistant?
Greg: Really?
Thea Clayhill: You'll start first thing Monday after I put the paperwork through.
Greg: Oh wow, Thea. Thea, thank you so much. I- I could kiss you right now.
Thea Clayhill: You don't have to do that.
Greg: I'll see you later, boss.
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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.23 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Goin Under
Written by Creed Bratton, Jon Tiven, and Don Pedigo
Performed by Creed Bratton
Published by Kindred Music (BMI), Uncontrolled Compositions (BMI), and Work With Me Music (BMI)
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Impressed by Lindsay....
25 April 2010 | by ifuseekkodySee all my reviews

Lohan really pulls it off well in this fun, non-traditional romantic comedy. It's a smart, funny film that kept me completely and constantly entertained as it follows the story of an office secretary faking pregnancy in a desperate attempt to keep her awful but financially-necessary job.

It's a great story and keeps you rapt with unpredictable chemistry between Lohan and male lead Luke Kirby while her lie spirals out of control at home and at work as she is unable to come clean and finds it necessary to expand her fake pregnancy bump. The movie is full of great supporting roles with the likes of Cheryl Hines, Chris Parnell, and a lot of familiar faces. Really enjoyed the soundtrack and overall it was a very pleasant deviation from your traditional romantic comedy. For anyone who's ever worked a crappy job you just couldn't afford to ditch like myself, it's really relatable in a fun way and keeps you laughing as it goes. Would be a great watch for the whole family.

Being a fan of Lindsay from The Parent Trap to Mean Girls, I was pleasantly surprised to find her just as on-point as ever, despite all the negative hype of her personal life lately. She certainly seems to find herself at home playing an adult role but keeping the lovable, fun quirkiness that we all fell in love with in the first place!


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