The Back-up Plan Synopsis
After becoming pregnant, a single woman (Jennifer Lopez) meets the man of her dreams.
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San Francisco Chronicle

I laughed hysterically, but in the interest of balanced reporting, I should add that the guy parked next to me at the screening - a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As a romantic comedy, The Back-up Plan is friendly but also a bit drab.
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Washington Post

A not-as-bad-as-you-think-it-is romantic comedy.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Jennifer Lopez carries this thin concept about as far and as well as she can, with Alex O'Loughlin in his first leading-man outing managing...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Cutesy and formulaic and has the approximate depth of a cookie sheet.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Lopez smiles, whines, and blinks her way through this movie. She seems more relaxed than she ever has. And yet it seems like she’s hiding...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
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...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
When it comes to comedies about pregnancy, "Knocked Up" and "Baby Mama" delivered more. This sitcom style exercise in planned parenthood is...
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By James Berardinelli
This is the film to watch when pretty much everything else has been sold out and the only remaining choices are The Back-Up Plan and the...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Charmless and derivative.
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Interestingly better than I thought it would be.....

By lovestalentmoviefan
...but just as good, if not better, to wait and watch in the comfort of your own home. PROS-1)Really honest about fears and anxieties of unconventional situation 2) Decent acting...

I changed my soso to go after a second look

HOWEVER, I stress that if you are asking about spending money,I still say so-so: this will be just as good on dvd. Personal view was improved at 2nd time around because I really saw how good...

Worst. Movie. Ever.

By DredPirateRobertsTucson
I am including Gigli in this assessment. This was absolutely horrible. To be fair, I only saw the first hour or so. I actually left the movie and went and saw Date Night again. I love movies. I...

Really a 6 part sitcom

By keatsgirl
I'm bummed to have spent full price evening money on this movie. Didn't really know what it wanted to be. There was some heart in various conversations between a few characters,and that is why i wont...

I should have passed on thie one

By ottoheckle
OK , if you like schlock. If you like to follow a silly story, watch bad acting, laugh at humor that's not funny, and look at gross stuff this movies is for you. Has to be one of the worst movies...

Alex O the only good thing about it

By akibear
It was so full of stereotypes and overused jokes about pregnancy and motherhood it was kind of offensive. It seemed like it was written by a teenager, the plot so thin and the characters one...

What a Colossal waste of time

By Chazdad
I gave up on hits movie well before half time and walked out for the first time in I don't know how long.. Come on pregnant and drinking wine? What's with eating chili out of the pot like some dog! I...

The Back-up Plan

By carterjl06
Good movie for girls night out. Funny and easy to watch....

But did they have a back up plan for this back up plan??

By Sarah_Bellam
This predictable story seemed bipolar in nature in that the comedy and the seriousness seemed to be in constant struggle as to which would come out on top. The two tones just didn't blend well and...

Cute Movie

By ricem1
Funny and kept moving. No slow or boring parts. Nice to see Linda Lavin again and Tom Bosley. Jennifer Lopez played her character very well. Alex O'Loughlin has amazing abs!...

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Rated PG-13 | For sexual content including references, some crude material and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says J.Lo romcom bursts with frank pregnancy, sex talk.
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