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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Just as in sitcoms, every conflict and resolution often takes place here within the very same scene.
If this is a comeback, let's hope J-Lo's got something else up her sleeve.
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?
The premise was novel enough that I found it sweet and charming.
Lopez does a fine job mortifying herself in pursuit of physical humor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|Zoe:||I'm going through some changes.|
|Zoe:||Menopause, really? How old do you think I am!!|
|Zoe:||Menopause, really? How old do you think I am!|
|Zoe:||You steal my cab!!|
|Zoe:||You steal my cab!|
|Stan:||I love you.|
|Zoe:||[throws up into sink]|
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