The Back-up Plan

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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.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 4.7/10 (16,978 voted)

Critic's Score: 34/100

Alan Poul

Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Alex O'Loughlin, Michaela Watkins

Zoe's a woman who has a hard time letting anyone into her life. She has a habit of pushing people away when they get close. She also wants to have a baby but because she has no man in her life decides to be artificially inseminated. Shortly after having the procedure she meets a guy named Stan whom she connects with. But she's still afraid to let him in and when she tells him about her pregnancy thinking he would bail but he sticks with her.


Jennifer Lopez


Alex O'Loughlin


Michaela Watkins


Eric Christian Olsen


Anthony Anderson

Playground Dad

Noureen DeWulf


Melissa McCarthy


Tom Bosley


Maribeth Monroe


Danneel Ackles


(as Danneel Harris)

Robert Klein

Dr. Scott Harris

Linda Lavin


Carlease Burke


Amy Block


Jennifer Elise Cox

Baby Store Sales Clerk

Due April 23


Official Website:
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Release Date: 23 April 2010

Filming Locations: 21 W Dayton St, Pasadena, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $35,000,000


Opening Weekend: $12,201,710
(25 April 2010)
(3280 Screens)

Gross: $37,481,242
(18 July 2010)

Technical Specs



Did You Know?


Tom Bosley's final performance.


Factual errors:
The economics information on the chalkboard when Stan is taking the exam (71 minutes) is incorrect — he was right to look perplexed and then walk out of that class. On the left side of the screen, the graph with a horizontal line is labeled as "perfectly inelastic," with "E=0". Nope, a horizontal demand curve is "perfectly elastic" and has an elasticity coefficient of infinity. A perfectly inelastic demand curve is vertical and has an elasticity coefficient of zero.


[Zoe gets in a taxi cab]
Oh, excuse me this is my cab

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User Review

Awful in so many ways

Rating: 3/10

The plot is fresh and original, at least I've never seen anything like
it before. This film actually has two options. #1 To be a serious drama
about a "middle aged" woman and the choices she makes. #2 To be
hilarious and make the audience laugh all the way home. Somehow this
movie is attempting both which unfortunately results in a chick flick
so weak that not even the girliest of girls (that would be me), would
bother watching.. again. It has a few good scenes here and there, but
not enough to make it worth watching a second time. Being quite the
J.Lo fan, this movie really was a major disappointment, as I had looked
forward to her comeback. I def smell a Razzie…!