Review: The Back-Up Plan

Thanks for checking out our Back-Up Plan review.

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Directed by: Alan Poul
Staring: Jennifer Lopez, Alex OLoughlin
Released: April 23, 2010


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 OLoughlin) 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.


Lopez is often very pretty in this movie. She plays awkward and flustered far too well for anyone BUT her to play this role. Its a shame the rest of the movie didn’t cooperate with her.


I liked this movie better when it was called Knocked Up. Honestly, the concept of trying to make a relationship work while dealing with the chaos of unplanned parenthood is not exactly exclusive domain, but I couldn’t stop making the paralells.

And the potty gross-out humour. How many feces jokes can we have? Dog poop, pregnancy poop, swimming in pregnancy poop, dog puke. Honestly. They revolve too much around the crude that other films strive on, but in a Lopez rom-com it just seems so out of place. You expect nice – and its fine to go against what’s expected, but when its done this poorly the shock value is weak an ineffective.


I didn’t laugh at all during this. If a comedy is bad, or weak plot, or bad acting – if it makes you laugh it will get some value. This doesn’t.

This is a series of “oh no – that happened!” moments that just don’t amuse.

I give The Back-up Plan a Lopez pretty 2 out of 10

Share this Story
Load More Related Articles
  • The Change-Up Trailer Online

    Ryan Reynolds coudln’t fully park the snark for Green Lantern, so he is bouncing back to his sarcastic screen presence that ...
  • Battleship Trailer Online

    The trailer for the board game to big screen adaptation of Battleship is online. Check it out: The love story has ...
  • Redband Drive Trailer Online

    The Redband trailer for Drive has been released and it looks a lot better than I thought it would. I like ...
  • Tucker and Dale versus Evil Redband Trailer Online

    Tucker and Dale versus Evil has been on my radar since I read a SXSW review of the film. The film ...
  • Knights of Badassdom Trailer Online

    If you are going to make a movie about geeky Larp (Live Action Role Playing) re-enactment stuff gone horribly wrong, you ...
  • Avengers Concept Art Character Posters… Assembled

    Recently a number of character posters for The Avengers have been making their debut around the net, and each one seemed ...
Load More By Rodney
Load More In Headlines

Check Also

The Change-Up Trailer Online

Ryan Reynolds coudln’t fully park the snark for ...