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Originally made for cinema, but later released as a television movie.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

Thea Clayhill: [Thea cleans Greg's glasses and puts them back on him] I hope you don't mind. I just couldn't take it anymore.
Nick: Oh wow. Wow, I can see. Oh my god, Thea. I don't know if you know this but y- you're pregnant.
Thea Clayhill: Your sense of humor really takes a dive after 9 o'clock, huh?
Nick: Is it after nine?
Thea Clayhill: Yea.
Nick: Oh my god. I'm slave-driving a pregnant woman.
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References Law & Order (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Party's On
Written by Deanna DellaCioppa, Brian Lapin, Maureen McDonald and Amy Powers
Performed by MoZella
Published by Rexford Drive Music (ASCAP), Deanna's Ditties (ASCAP), Liq Music (ASCAP), Mo Zella Mo Music (ASCAP),
and Powers That Be Inc (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Experience Records
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Milennium Pictures should stick with action movies
14 July 2010 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

In a bizarre change of pace, direct-to-video action kings Millennium Pictures made this strange little movie. The plot is ripped off from the French movie "The Closet" - in that film, a man pretended he was gay so he wouldn't get fired, and in this film, Lohan pretends she's pregnant so she won't lose her job. It still could have been funny, being able to go off in different directions, but it falls flat. It was obviously shot on a limited budget and hastily filmed. Lohan is badly photographed and seems to have been without makeup. (And her character doesn't come across as a likable person.) You get to see the shadows of camera equipment TWICE. There seems to be footage missing or that was not filmed - Lohan's boyfriend, for example, is introduced in the opening minutes, and is not seen again for a half hour! (And we never see her talking to him about her scheme.) It's also never explained why Lohan for the longest time keeps her sister in the dark about what she's doing. But the worst thing about the movie is that it's not very funny. It's surprisingly low-key, when it should have been zanier. I didn't laugh once, chuckle once, or even smile once at any of the script's situations and dialogue. Maybe I'm not the audience for this movie - it seems aimed at women - but I think its true audience will be as disappointed with this movie as I am.


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