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The Back-up Plan (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 23 April 2010 (USA)
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A woman conceives twins through artificial insemination, only to meet the man of her dreams on the very same day.

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Alan Poul

Writer:

Kate Angelo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lopez ... Zoe
Alex O'Loughlin ... Stan
Michaela Watkins ... Mona
Eric Christian Olsen ... Clive
Anthony Anderson ... Playground Dad
Noureen DeWulf ... Daphne
Melissa McCarthy ... Carol
Tom Bosley ... Arthur
Maribeth Monroe ... Lori
Danneel Ackles ... Olivia (as Danneel Harris)
Robert Klein ... Dr. Scott Harris
Linda Lavin ... Nana
Carlease Burke ... Tabitha
Amy Block ... Sara
Jennifer Elise Cox ... Baby Store Sales Clerk
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Storyline

Zoe is a woman who has a hard time letting anyone into her life. She has a habit of pushing people away whenever they get close. She wants to have a baby but because she has no man in her life, she decides to be artificially inseminated. Shortly after having the procedure she meets a guy named Stan, and she feels a spark. When she tells him about her pregnancy, she thinks he'll bail but he sticks with her. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

Fall in love.* Get married. Have a baby. *Not necessarily in that order. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, some crude material and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Plan B See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,201,710, 25 April 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,490,007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,477,008
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Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS Films, Escape Artists See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The penny scene is also in a movie called Raise Your Voice with Hilary Duff. See more »

Goofs

The economics information on the chalkboard when Stan is taking the exam (71 minutes) is incorrect -- he was right to look perplexed and then walk out of that class. On the left side of the screen, the graph with a horizontal line is labeled as "perfectly inelastic," with "E=0". Nope, a horizontal demand curve is "perfectly elastic" and has an elasticity coefficient of infinity. A perfectly inelastic demand curve is vertical and has an elasticity coefficient of zero. See more »

Quotes

Baby Store Sales Clerk: [Looking at baby strollers] It's a bit overwhelming huh?
Stan: There are so many and they are so... big!
Baby Store Sales Clerk: Well they have to be big, 2 babies right?
Stan: Yeah but babies are small, these are for like giant mutant babies
Baby Store Sales Clerk: Well you should see some of the babies that come in here, total fatasses
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Outtakes play over the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema and DVD versions were cut to get a 12A and 12 rating respectively by removing strong sexual references. The Blu-ray is rated 15 and is the uncut version. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 30 April 2010 (2010) See more »

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Trumpet Voluntary
Written by Jeremiah Clarke
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Back-Up Plan Fail
26 April 2010 | by Thistle-3See all my reviews

I really wanted to like it. I talked to Alex O'Loughlin about the movie over a year ago, I think. And, this was Jennifer Lopez' big return to film, after a 5 year absence. Both of their characters in The Back-Up Plan are very likable. She is a successful businesswoman who has decided she's done waiting for Mr. Right and a family. She goes ahead and gets inseminated. That day, she bumps into Stan, a gorgeous funny guy who has his own farm (note the cheese, above) and dreams of owning a sustainable food shop. He pursues her, she resists. All sorts of clumsy, weird things happen along the way. Honestly, these characters and their relationship is really interesting. It's all the other junk the filmmakers put into play that I found distracting and distasteful and unbelievable. For instance, Zoe has an upscale pet store with a couple of interesting employees who have realistic questions about her and for her, but we barely see them. Instead, we're subjected to a strange single mother's group that is stereotypical and offensive. It's like the writer and director are trying to straddle a line between a sweet rom-com, like Sweet Home Alabama, and something more crude, like Knocked Up. There were so many likable and believable story threads that were just dropped, in favor of the gross out scene or something silly that just didn't make sense for the characters. I didn't hate it, because I liked the leads, I was just really disappointed and not satisfied. I give The Back-Up Plan a 6 out of 10.


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