The Backup Plan

After years of dating, Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) has decided waiting for the right man is taking too long. Determined to become a mother, she decides to go it alone and get artificially inseminated. That same day, Zoe meets Stan (Alex O’Loughlin) a man she doesn’t like at first, but falls for after his persistent pursuit of her, but he doesn’t know she’s pregnant yet. Trying to nurture a budding relationship and hide the early signs of pregnancy becomes a comedy of errors for Zoe and creates confusing signals for Stan. The story’s focus happens after Zoe reveals to Stan that she’s pregnant and the real pregnancy test comes when both of them realize they really don’t know each other outside of hormonal chaos and birth preparations. With the nine month clock ticking, both begin to experience cold feet.

Matt
Rating 5 out of 10

You could do worse for a date movie. This is a romantic comedy that could make your sweet tooth fall out from decay, but there are enough funny moments to endure the bad.

I suppose corny monologues professing love are expected in romantic comedies, but there are a couple that made me gag. But Lopez is very likable in her role as a single woman in New York who hasn’t had much luck finding the right man. She’s got a good heart in the role, there’s good chemistry between she and O’Loughlin despite his wooden performance, and her comedic timing is nice.

The movie is highly predictable, sticky sweet, and often overly sentimental, following a tried and true arch for the genre. But, if you’re looking for a date movie she’ll enjoy and you want to avoid something with too many special effects and gratuitous nudity, this is a safe bate.

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8 responses to “The Backup Plan

  1. Hmm, I’m not sure why I would want to avoid all that good stuff you mentioned there … 😉

    • Hahaha. It’s not a total disaster. I mean, it’s not great. But if you get stuck going to a chick flick, you could do worse. A 5 out of 10 is average, and I’d say this movie is just that.

      I normally never see these, but it was the second movie of a double feature at the drive-in theater.

  2. LOL I pretty much heard that J Lo saved this movie. Sounds to me like a random rental when you want something cute and funny, but you’ve already seen everything else….lol – ipeoplewatch.wordpress.com

    • As much as J-Lo can carry a movie, she did. She was likable. Her love interest is kinda boring and predictable. I think you hit the nail on the head. Cute girly movie that’s best as a rental.

  3. cool story bro! /no1

  4. i love thiss movie — i give it more then 5!!
    9/10 ❤
    must-see-movie ♥

    • I don’t know about a 9. Maybe a 6 at best. I didn’t think it was bad, just kinda average. But we all love what love.

      Thanks for your comment! Your photos are great! I’ll add you to our blog roll.

      Best,
      Matt

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