The Back-up Plan Reviews

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 24, 2012
Alan Poul's "The Back-Up Plan" is another film in a long line of films that are formulaic to the bone, containing little to no originality, all while following around characters that we could care less about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International
August 15, 2011
Nothing to see for anyone who's already viewed their fair share of formulaic romantic comedies.
John Gholson
Cinematical
February 10, 2012
Yes, you will get to see Lopez eat chili with her bare hands, but that's only half as disgusting as a close-up on a pregnancy test sinking into a pile of fresh dog vomit.
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Christine Champ
Film.com
May 6, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D
Amy Killin
Moviedex
October 24, 2010
This movie feels just like J-Lo's 'Back-Up Plan'.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
April 23, 2010
Zoe's Back-up Plan is as ill conceived as the film itself.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 21, 2010
For all the profanity (quite a bit) and sexual sass, this CBS Films product plays even more like a TV movie than its debut project, Extraordinary Measures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
April 30, 2010
Even J-Lo's much-ballyhooed caboose can't elevate this hackneyed eyesore
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Martin Tsai
Newark Star-Ledger
December 23, 2014
Just as in sitcoms, every conflict and resolution often takes place here within the very same scene.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 22, 2010
Jennifer Lopez has never looked better. That's about all she does here, is look better. She is talented and deserves more than this bird-brained plot about characters who have no relationship to life as it is lived by, you know, actual people.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 21, 2010
It's dramatically vanilla, suffers from sit-com humor tendencies, lacks a compelling romance, and struggles to find a convincing performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
April 22, 2010
Just another boneheaded replay of the dumbest sitcom pregnancy and parenting cliches. They scrape the bottom of the barrel and then they dig a little deeper.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 22, 2010
The characters are meant to be attractive and likable, but they come off like narcissistic divas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Grant Rollings
Sun Online
May 6, 2010
The are many things that I don't want to come back, such as the Black Death, volcanic dust clouds and J-Lo rom-coms.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Karen Krizanovich
Radio Times
May 6, 2010
Lopez deserves better than this excruciating material. In fact, all actors do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
April 23, 2010
It's clear within minutes where it's all going: right into the bare-chested embrace of the World's Perfect Man.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
April 23, 2010
To prep for The Back-up Plan, shed all notions of how grown-ups behave in the real world.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kevin C. Johnson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 22, 2010
Jennifer Lopez's The Back-Up Plan is the most generic of romantic comedies.
May 6, 2010
It's a film that raises the larger question of why we're seeing vehicles for high profile female stars, written by women, that nevertheless manage to be intensely patronising towards women.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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