The Back-Up Plan (2010)

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The Back-up Plan
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After a long absence from the movie world, Jennifer Lopez returns in this light-hearted romantic comedy. However, my personal feeling is that maybe she should have stayed away longer, as the only thing Jennifer Lopez adds to this movie, is the fact that she is pleasing to the eye.

Jennifer Lopez plays the beautiful, sexy and successful Zoe, she’s been through that many Mr Wrongs, that now she has finally given up hope. Being on the wrong side of her 30’s, she yearns for a Mr Right to sweep her off her feet, but it’s not supposed to be.

She eventually decides that she doesn’t need a man to be happy, so makes the decision to have a baby, through artificial insemination. However, fate has other ideas for her, and on the day she is inseminated, she meets the charming Stan (Alex O’Loughlin).

The Back-Up Plan
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Slowly but surely, their relationship starts to blossom, but her happiness is dealt a blow with the news that she is now pregnant. She is left in a bit of a predicament as to how to tell Stan, and how he will actually take the news. It remains to be seen whether Stan can accept Zoe, knowing that she’s having someone else’s baby.

I have to admit this film did not hit any note what-so-ever. I wasn’t touched by their romance, I didn’t feel Zoe’s pain, and spent a majority of the movie questioning her acting abilities. Only a die-hard J-Lo fan will enjoy this movie.

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