The Back-up Plan

The Back-up Plan

The Back-up Plan

Romantic-comedy pairing Jennifer Lopez and Australian rising-star Alex O'Loughlin, from the director of TV's Six Feet Under and Big Love.

After years of dating, Zoe (Lopez) has decided waiting for Mr Right is taking too long. Determined to become a mother, she commits to a plan, makes an appointment and decides to go it alone. But on the day of her artificial insemination, Zoe meets Stan (O'Loughlin) – a man who could be the man.

Includes a water birth scene said to do for paddling pools what Jaws did for swimming in the ocean.

2010106 minsUSA
Romantic Comedy

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The Back-up Plan / Reviews

Variety

Variety

This tepid romantic comedy falls somewhere between a weak sitcom pilot and a second-tier Hallmark movie.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A not very good and yet painless waste of time.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Some movies are no better than second-rate sitcoms. Other movies are no better than third-rate sitcoms. The Back-up Plan doesn't deserve comparison with sitcoms. It plays like an unendurable TV commercial about beautiful people with great lifestyles and not a thought in their empty little heads.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Good slapstick is actually an art -- unfortunately not one practiced here -- and bad slapstick is just tedious.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Jennifer Lopez carries this thin concept about as far and as well as she can, with Alex O'Loughlin in his first leading-man outing managing not to get lost in the shuffle.

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