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The Back-up Plan Reviews

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 7, 2010
Even though it's both silly and sappy, it has a vaguely realistic tone that lets us identify with the characters
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Karlie Jeffrey
FILMINK (Australia)
May 18, 2010
The Back Up Plan is predictable, cliched and incredibly unbelievable. But that is part of its appeal.
Roger Tennis
Cinemaclips.com
May 7, 2010
It's nice to have Jennifer Lopez back on the big screen - delivering the lines and handling the slapstick with ease. Here's hoping she has a hit on her hands and doesn't need a back-up plan.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10

Birmingham Post
May 6, 2010
This romcom is as predictable and contrived as they come, especially when they have to break-up before inevitably getting back together for the happy ending. But it's also funny and sweet, with some amusing lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
May 6, 2010
If you can get over the impossibly glamorous lifestyle of the immaculately groomed Zoe and the pumped-up pecs of the good guy goat farmer then Will & Grace screenwriter Kate Angelo's script will strike a few chords.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
May 4, 2010
There are a few things you should expect a slight romantic comedy to deliver, and "The Back-Up Plan" delivers every one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
April 26, 2010
Not the best romantic comedy, but as an expectant mother it's humor engaged me!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Janos Gereben
Entertainment Insiders
April 25, 2010
It is nice to have Lopez back in a romantic comedy and for the most part it is an acceptable vehicle for her.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
April 25, 2010
Emmy-winning director Alan Poul keeps the action moving and the mood upbeat as cleavages blossom, dresses seem to shrink and insecurities grow. Ideal for a girls' night out, this enjoyable frolic is upbeat and funny with an edgy undertone that gives it ba
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 24, 2010
Although this romantic comedy suffers from predictability and includes a couple of crude scenes, it's also quite heartwarming and amusing.
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
April 24, 2010
The Back-Up Plan saves itself - and us - by abandoning its farcical gimmick mid-film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
April 24, 2010
A ditzy reproductive romance pitting maternal instincts against mutual relationship phobia. Plus a leading man who still does homework, a first trimester package deal infatuation, and puppy love for a two legged canine named Nutsy.
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
April 23, 2010
The movie puts a nice spin on things happening backwards. The movie is breezily paced, tightly edited and effectively makes use of the Manhattan exteriors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
April 23, 2010
Lopez does a fine job mortifying herself in pursuit of physical humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
April 23, 2010
It's no big surprise that Lopez can still get laughs; she has a relaxed way with the camera that has mellowed and ripened over the years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
April 23, 2010
Someone involved in the making of The Back-Up Plan, a not very good and yet painless waste of time, has certainly thought through some life and love questions.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
April 23, 2010
Although it's formulaic in the extreme, The Back-up Plan is an easygoing romantic comedy treat for fans of Jennifer Lopez.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Dan Kois
Washington Post
April 23, 2010
The Back-Up Plan's blunt honesty about the messiness of pregnancy is refreshing. It's a shame that the movie couldn't find a similarly refreshing way to tell its uninspired love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 23, 2010
It's a sitcommy, contrived romantic comedy, but most romcoms are contrived, and this one's fairly clever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 22, 2010
...(Lopez)shows a very real and vulnerable side, giving a genuine and full performance...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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