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Film Review - The Backup Plan

Posted Date: 28 May 2010 at 05:02:27PM

Starring Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin

Directed by Alan Poul

Written by Kate Angelou

 

Put Jennifer Lopez as the lead in a feel good romantic comedy and what do you expect? Laughs. Lots and lots of tummy crunching, cheek hurting...laughs.

 

The same day that Zoe (Lopez) finally acts on her mounting fear of never belonging to a family and decides to become artificially inseminated, she meets Stan (O'Loughlin), the guy that stole her cab and sells goat's cheese for a living. He's cute, charming, funny and, well, different to other guys that Zoe has previously dated. In a sequence of comedic errors, beautifully executed by the cast, their newly found romance blossoms.

 

Although there are inevitably cliche moments the combination of the light tone, a good looking Alex O'Loughlin and, of course, J-Lo's surprisingly natural performance, the good far outweighs the bad. The Backup Plan is sure to be enjoyable entertainment...Although pregnant women beware the natural birth scene. Ouch.

 

I give it 3 1/2 stars out of 5.

 

- Caitlin Burley

 

 

 

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