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The Back-up Plan Reviews

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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.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 5, 2014
The Back-Up Plan has all of the cliches of a bad rom com, but it's not enough to fall into that formula. It also tries to be a raunch fest
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
September 7, 2013
Has an intriguing concept, but with tired jokes, dumb characters and uninspired direction, the execution is botched all around making for a perfect example of all that's bad with the romantic comedy genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Jeff Beck
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
John Gholson
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.
Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International
August 15, 2011
Nothing to see for anyone who's already viewed their fair share of formulaic romantic comedies.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 18, 2011
...comes off as an almost prototypical example of a modern romantic comedy...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Amy Killin
October 24, 2010
This movie feels just like J-Lo's 'Back-Up Plan'.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
September 12, 2010
J-Lo je uspjena vlasnica trgovine koja se zakoračivi u 30-e mora suočiti s nimalo ugodnom spoznajom da nije pronala "Gospodina Pravog"
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
August 24, 2010
J.Lo romcom bursts with frank pregnancy, sex talk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
July 29, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
May 13, 2010
Saunters along as if all concerned had decided that imagination and flair were either unnecessary or impossible.
| Original Score: 2/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
May 13, 2010
Jennifer Lopez is famous for one reason only. And odds are, that's where she found the script for The Back-up Plan.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
May 11, 2010
It seems to have been filmed and hermetically sealed yearsago and only now, belatedly found on a shelf and trotted out.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
May 10, 2010
The cast is fine but the film is strident and bland. Having an Audrey Hepburn DVD on standby might be the best back-up plan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 10, 2010
The Back-up Plan is nothing if not a terrible movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Roger Tennis
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
Peter Bradshaw
May 7, 2010
A romcom that can't be called "formulaic" without insulting formulas everywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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