The Back-up Plan
The Back-up Plan (2010)

A romantic comedy centered on a woman who conceives twins through artificial insemination, only to meet the man of her dreams on the very same day.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 23, 2010
DVD Release Date: August 24, 2010
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Critic Score: 18% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jennifer Lopez is as appealing as ever, but The Back-Up Plan smothers its star with unrelatable characters and a predictable plot.

Martin Tsai
Newark Star-Ledger

Just as in sitcoms, every conflict and resolution often takes place here within the very same scene.

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A.O. Scott
At the Movies

The premise was novel enough that I found it sweet and charming.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The Back-Up Plan has all of the cliches of a bad rom com, but it's not enough to fall into that formula. It also tries to be a raunch fest

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

If this is a comeback, let's hope J-Lo's got something else up her sleeve.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

Lopez does a fine job mortifying herself in pursuit of physical humor.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Has an intriguing concept, but with tired jokes, dumb characters and uninspired direction, the execution is botched all around making for a perfect example of all that's bad with the romantic comedy genre.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Why call it a movie when it's really more of an extended, cutesy TV episode that ought to come with a laugh track and a vibrator?

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

It's no big surprise that Lopez can still get laughs; she has a relaxed way with the camera that has mellowed and ripened over the years.

Jeff Beck

Alan Poul's "The Back-Up Plan" is another film in a long line of films that are formulaic to the bone, containing little to no originality, all while following around characters that we could care less about.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Lopez's back-up plan should have been acting lessons. Lopez's performance was wooden and unconvincing. O'Loughlin was only marginally better.… More
Nicki Marie
I could totally pan this, but it would be way too easy. So first of all, the things I liked about it: the cute dog on wheels, the hilarious father of 3 in the… More
Alexis Nomm
The only reason I ended up watching this was because it was the only thing on Showtime. I'm actually thought it was fun and cute. Alex O'Loughlin is… More
Dean McKenna
Hilarious and sometimes ridiculous romantic-comedy about beautiful Jennifer Lopez as Zoe, who's biological clock is pounding and decides with her bad luck… More
Bethany Murphy
Was much better than I expected. Actually one of my favourite chick flicks and I never thought I'd say that about this film until the ending. The ending… More
Thomas Johnston
Ok... warning... I will be honest in a crude way - this movie is like masturbating with a cheese-grater... any pleasure is drowned by the pain. I think it was… More

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