The Back-up Plan

The Back-up Plan
The Back-up Plan
  • PG-13
  • 1h 44m
  • 2010
Rotten18%
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After dating a string of Mr. Wrongs, Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) commits to her back-up plan: to take on motherhood alone. But just when she discovers she's pregnant, she meets Mr. Right.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten18%
Critics Consensus: Jennifer Lopez is as appealing as ever, but The Back-Up Plan smothers its star with unrelatable characters and a predictable plot.
Reviews
Time Out
Hank Sartin
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June 22, 2017
Film.com
Christine Champ
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June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm
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Saunters along as if all concerned had decided that imagination and flair were either unnecessary...

December 14, 2018
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
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A romcom that can't be called "formulaic" without insulting formulas everywhere.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
J.Lo romcom bursts with frank pregnancy, sex talk.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Back-up Plan is a romantic comedy that deals frankly with sex and pregnancy, even though it contains very little actual nudity and the story itself is fairly chaste. There is one notable scene of a natural birth in which a naked, pregnant woman squats in an inflatable swimming pool; in one brief shot (played for comedy), her entire body is visible through the water. The movie also contains strong language, including one "f--k" and at least half-a-dozen uses of "s--t." Ultimately, the gruesome details of childbirth and looming parenthood may be unappealing and perhaps even terrifying to teens, but some parents may find something to laugh about.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:April 22, 2010
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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