The Back-up Plan Reviews

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December 23, 2014
Just as in sitcoms, every conflict and resolution often takes place here within the very same scene.
November 17, 2011
May 6, 2011
May 13, 2010
Saunters along as if all concerned had decided that imagination and flair were either unnecessary or impossible.
May 7, 2010
A romcom that can't be called "formulaic" without insulting formulas everywhere.
May 6, 2010
To be forgotten forever.
May 6, 2010
If this is a comeback, let's hope J-Lo's got something else up her sleeve.
April 28, 2010
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?
April 26, 2010
The premise was novel enough that I found it sweet and charming.
April 23, 2010
Lopez does a fine job mortifying herself in pursuit of physical humor.
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.
April 23, 2010
To prep for The Back-up Plan, shed all notions of how grown-ups behave in the real world.
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.
April 23, 2010
Why even bother?
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.
April 23, 2010
Lopez, appearing in her first rom-com since Monster-in-Law five years ago, is still a likable screen presence who throws herself into the movie's slapstick sequences with unwarranted enthusiasm.
April 23, 2010
It shows us Jenny from the Block is still flawlessly beautiful, while proving the theory that Hollywood is working on its last and only idea in the romantic-comedy genre.
April 23, 2010
Lopez works visibly hard to keep things light, while O'Loughlin's flat performance suggests that he's either deeply uncomfortable or just struggling to hide his Australian accent.
April 23, 2010
No matter how many times director Alan Poul tries lighting the fire, nothing ignites.
April 23, 2010
I wouldn't go so far as to recommend this movie, but if you were tied down and forced to watch it, you wouldn't necessarily have to chew off your own leg to get away.
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