The Back-up Plan

Genre:  Comedy, Romance
Running Time:  104 min.
Release Date: April 23, 2010
DVD: August 24, 2010
Netflix: March 31, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.35
based on 662 votes and 171 reviews
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Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Alex O'Loughlin, Eric Christian Olsen, Anthony Anderson, Michaela Watkins, Noureen DeWulf, Linda Lavin, Tom Bosley, Robert Klein, Danneel Harris


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 O'Loughlin)—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. Anyone can fall in love, get married and have a baby but doing it backwards in hyper-drive is the real pregnancy test.

Director: Alan Poul
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Todd Black, Steve Tisch, Jason Blumenthal
Screenplay: Kate Angelo
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  • 5 stars "Wonderful!"
  • 2 stars "The best thing about this movie is the little dog with wheels for hind legs."
  • 4 stars "Fun to watch! Even my husband liked it who is not a chick flick fan!"