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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Thea Clayhill
... Nick Steinwald
... Jerry Steinwald
... Miles
... Emma Clayhill
... Kristin
... Greg
... Suzi Cavandish
... Lisa DePardo
... John Abbotts
... Claire the Vista Host
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Jack Axelrod ... O'Keefe
... Pretty Woman
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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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Comedy | Romance

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

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Casi embarazada  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Originally made for cinema, but later released as a television movie. See more »

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When Thea is in the dressing room exchanging her fake belly for a larger one the size of the velcro changes back and forth. When the new belly is pulled from the mannequin it is secured by a thin strip of elastic, however in the dressing room it's a thick piece and the old belly has the thin strip. See more »

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Lisa DePardo: If you want people to think you're pregnant, you gotta start talking the talk and walking the... waddle.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Labor Pains (2013) See more »

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Next To Argyle
Written by Bryan Garza, Robert Garza, Peter Krimmel
Performed by Scissors For Lefty
Published by Pepper Street Publishing (BMI), Salt Lane Publishing (ASACP)
Courtesy of The Royalty Network
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Almost Pregnant
9 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

Thea Clayhill (Lindsay Lohan) is the reckless secretary of the arrogant publisher Jerry Steinwald (Chris Parnell) in the Steinwald Publishing. When Jerry fires her for an accident with his beloved dog, Thea lies and tells that she is four-month pregnant. Thea lost his parents in a car accident and raises her younger sister Emma (Bridgit Mendler) alone and can not afford to lose her job. Jerry takes vacation to stay with his dog and his brother Nick Steinwald (Luke Kirby) assumes his position and promotes. Thea decides to fake her pregnancy for a couple of more days with the support of her friend Lisa (Cheryl Hines). However her life changes for better and Thea is promoted to editor by Nick and helps him to publish the unconventional book of Suzi Cavandish (Bonnie Somerville) about pregnancy. Nick and Thea fall in love for each other but Thea does not stop the farce despite the advices of Lisa until the day truth appears.

"Labor Pains" is flawed, silly and predictable; but it is also delightful, charming, and cute and I liked this film. I am a fan of the talented Lindsay Lohan and for me it is very difficult to associate her image of sweet and gorgeous actress to her personal life of drug addicted, scandals and paparazzi. In the movie, Lindsay Lohan is very beautiful and her situation faking a pregnancy is funny and I really found this movie very entertaining. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Meu Trabalho É um Parto" ("My Job Is a Labor")


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