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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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Details

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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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,892,625
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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

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 The Simpsons: Labor Pains (2013) See more »

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Twilight Cadillac
Written by Andrew Hollander
Published by Wandering Rose Music. All rights administered worldwide by Kobalt Music Group Ltd. (BMI)
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Personal life and mistakes aside...
11 May 2010 | by brutkoppSee all my reviews

Lindsay Lohan delivers a great performance in The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday, Mean Girls, and now Labor Pains. This is a REALLY smart and funny film--well worth seeing and far better than the usual comedic maternity genre. Rest of cast is excellent, as well. Haven't heard of Lara Shapiro before, but i want to see anything else she's written or directed. Gold! I have been Team Lindsay for as long as I can remember and this movie just all the more confirms my choice. This is a REALLY smart and hilarious film, I think it would have done wonders had it been given an actual theatrical run. However I love this film never-the-less. A great watch primarily for women of all ages, but it will also serve as a perfect "date night" movie. No more "Pains" for Lindsay Lohan...she is back in business!


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