Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday Flicks: The Back-Up Plan

The Back-Up Plan

From the movie: The Back-Up Plan is a comedy that explores dating, love marriage and "in reverse".

After years of dating Zoe, (Jennifer Lopez) has decided waiting for the right one is taking too long. Determined to become a mother, she commits to a plan, makes an appointment and decides to go it alone. That same day, Zoe meets Stan (Alex O'Loughlin) - A man with real possibilities.

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. When Zoe nervously reveals the reason for her unpredictable behavior, Stan commits fully and says he's in. Never before has love seen a courtship where a wild night of sex involves three in a bed - Stan, Zoe and the ever-present massive pregnancy pillow. Or where "date night" consists of being the "focal point" at a near-stranger's water birth. 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. Anyone can fall in love, get married and have a baby but doing in backwards in hyper-drive could be proof positive that they were made for each other. -taken from the official movie site description

From me: Meh. The Back-Up Plan was mildly entertaining, but the acting was sad (especially for J-LO), scenes fell flat and it never drew me in, which was a bummer because there were several scenes that had me choking on food they were so funny! Definitely not a family movie, but worth watching for those few precious scenes!


Odie Langley said...

May be funny but I prefer to see her do movies like "Enough". Hope you have a marvelous weekend.