The Back-up Plan (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Back-up Plan (2010)



Critic Consensus: Jennifer Lopez is as appealing as ever, but The Back-Up Plan smothers its star with unrelatable characters and a predictable plot.

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A romantic comedy centered on a woman who conceives twins through artificial insemination, only to meet the man of her dreams on the very same day.
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    PG-13 (for sexual content including references, some crude material and language)
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Anthony Anderson
as Playground Dad
Tom Bosley
as Arthur
Robert Klein
as Dr. Harris
Adam Rose
as Louie
Cesar Millan
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The Back-up Plan

All Critics (142) | Top Critics (37)

Just as in sitcoms, every conflict and resolution often takes place here within the very same scene.

Full Review… | December 23, 2014
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

If this is a comeback, let's hope J-Lo's got something else up her sleeve.

Full Review… | May 6, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

Why call it a movie when it's really more of an extended, cutesy TV episode that ought to come with a laugh track and a vibrator?

Full Review… | April 28, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

The premise was novel enough that I found it sweet and charming.

April 26, 2010
At the Movies
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Lopez does a fine job mortifying herself in pursuit of physical humor.

Full Review… | April 23, 2010
Houston Chronicle
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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.

April 23, 2010
Dallas Morning News
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Audience Reviews for The Back-up Plan

Lopez's back-up plan should have been acting lessons. Lopez's performance was wooden and unconvincing. O'Loughlin was only marginally better. The script is nearly devoid of adult emotional response or innovation, almost like a Hallmark film. It's mildly distracting if you have nothing else to do while folding laundry at home but otherwise, the film is pretty useless.

Christian C
Christian C

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The only reason I ended up watching this was because it was the only thing on Showtime. I'm actually thought it was fun and cute. Alex O'Loughlin is such a babe.. too bad his costar was Jennifer Lopez.

Alexis Nomm
Alexis Nomm

Super Reviewer

Was much better than I expected. Actually one of my favourite chick flicks and I never thought I'd say that about this film until the ending. The ending was quite funny and left me with a smile on my face. It also helps that Alex O'Loughlin is absolutely gorgeous too look at it and that body is amazing.

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

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